‘Kuleana’ San Antonio Film Festival Audience Choice Winner: Q&A with writer/director Brian Kohne

We Are Moving Stories

August 21, 2017 

Kimberly2Congratulations! Why did you make your film?

My family moved to Maui in 1969; the islands have been very kind to us. I observed much as a child which is reflected in the movie; namely the routine bombing of Kaho’olawe, a Hawaiian island, by the US Navy for target practice, and the fact that no one was doing anything to stop it at the time. The Hawaiian renaissance of the mid-seventies brought a battle by the people to regain control of the island’s future, and a gradual return of culture and tradition, language and indigenous arts. KULEANA is an act of culture, it is something I suppose I began writing at age 5. Read More

‘KULEANA’ Wins Audience Choice Narrative Feature in its North American Premier

Hawaii News & Information

August 25,2017 Blog By Damon TuckerKuleanaPosterWeb

‘KULEANA’ added another top prize to its growing list of successes with an “Audience Choice Narrative Feature” award in its second film festival screening; this time in Texas at the 23rd annual San Antonio Film Festival.

In ‘KULEANA’, set on Maui in 1971, a disabled Vietnam vet rediscovers the Hawaiian warrior within to protect his family, defend their land, and clear his father’s name. ‘KULEANA’ held its World Premiere screening for an attendance-record 3,100 enthusiastic viewers outdoors at the 2017 Maui Film Festival in June, where it also received an ‘Audience Choice’ Award. Read More

‘Kuleana’ filmmaker Brian Kohne talks about his film’s Maui Film Festival premiere

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