Film maker Christopher Kahunahana is in the process of bringing us the Hawaii Feature Film Waikiki, but they're not finished yet. They have their kickstarter campaign and there are only 3 days left. We're talking with Producer Nicole Naone and actress Danielle Zalopony.
"WAIKIKI" has a kickstart campaign that only has 3 days left; they are just over $3,000 short of their goal of $31,400 to complete the film's sound design, coloring, score and music.
Producer Nicole Naone mentioned about the talent pool in our islands in regards to film making. She said, "Chris Kahunahana is a native Hawaiian who wrote a story that took place in Hawaii. The native Hawaiian talent pool for cast and crew is quite vast. It was a pretty organic choice.
She also mentions there are "a lot of fantastic shorts films and documentaries coming out of Hawaii.
The producers of the film said that they wanted to tell an authentic story. "It is difficult to tell an authentic indigenous stories without an indigenous storyteller. Chris Kahunahana's perspective of Hawaii is thru the lens of someone who is not only in this place but of this place. Director of photography and Kamehameha alumni Ryan Miyamoto also has a similar lens."
In the interview, Lead Actress Danielle Zalopony explains her character in the film. Zalopony is a Po'okela Award winner. Check out the interview and help to support our Hawaii Film Makers