Last week it was Hawaii Five-0, this it was Zac Efron as they filmed a scene from "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates" in our studios. They have Hawaiian music like the Rough Riders which is great! According to the Hawaii Film Office, 32 generated roughly $19 million in taxes, and about $279 million in additional revenues into the state's economy.
The 75th annual "Na Hula" Festival is set for this Sunday at Kapiolani Park. It's the state's longest running, annual, non-competitive hula event. The event is open and free to the public. The festival was started in 19-41.
There is a new film being shot in our Hawaii Nei and they have a kickstarter campaign that has 10 days left. The film is called "Hoomau"..... which means to persevere and persist.
The Kickstarter site says: "Our vision for this short film is to tell a story that encompasses these elements of the Hawaiian culture in a gripping way that will allow an audience to be captivated by a side of paradise they have probably never seen before."
The film is about how "after losing her home, a young girl in Ancient Hawai'i is forced to make a life-changing decision and persist against all odds in the face of a deadly volcanic eruption to save all that she holds dear."