HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Local independent filmmakers are showcasing their works at the Ohina Short Film Showcase. These are short films that are either made here, tell a story about here or made by residents of Hawaii. Joining us are two of the filmmakers being featured at the event. Writer-Director Alana Bombino of "B Movie" and Writer-Director Alexander Bocchieri of "The Surrender Call".
Alana spoke about "B-Movie", a short film about two kids who get put together on a class project; it's a smart girl and the class clown; filmed in Hilo...Alana is also from Hilo.
Alex spoke about "The Surrender Call", a short film about the Invasion of Okinawa near the end of World War II and the conflict of ideology and personalities in trying to get the Okinawan people to come out of hiding in the countryside of the Japanese Island; filmed on O'ahu's North Shore.
For more than a decade and a half, nearly a thousand acclaimed filmmakers, producers, directors and guests have come together to enjoy and celebrate short films created by students, amateurs and professionals alike. This year, the historic Hawaii Theatre is proud to play host to the gathering.
The 'Ohina Short Film Showcase pays tribute to films that were made in Hawaii, tell a story about Hawaii, or were made by resident(s) of Hawaii. Each of the films selected to be included in the 2016 'Ohina Short Film Showcase were screened by an all-volunteer, independent board of industry-related professionals for this distinct honor. For 2016, 'Ohina enlisted the talents of Marvel Studios Executive Producer Nate Moore to participate in the judging.
As Hawai'i's biggest film festival solely dedicated to locally focused short films, 'Ohina is all about gathering and showcasing some of the best short films that Hawaii has to offer. Be the first to see Hawaii's newly emerging creative talent - don't miss this special opportunity.