‘Kuleana-Maui’ available on Blu ray / DVD
The Maui-filmed movie “Kuleana-Maui” is now available as a Blu-ray / DVD combo pack and soon may be viewed on video-on-demand.
The movie, written and directed by Brian Kohne and produced by Stefan Schaefer, screened in more than 40 U.S. cities last year and grossed more than $200,000. The film also had a seven-week run in 13 theaters in Guam and Hawaii, including on Maui.
The Blu-ray /DVD combo may be purchased for $24.99 online at hawaiicinema.com and at select Hawaii retailers. The movie will be released to an national and international audience as video-on-demand. For international audiences, the movie will be titled “Maui.”
“The adjustments with title is designed to reach a broad audience outside Hawaii; ‘Maui’ is easily recognized worldwide,” said Kohne.
“The movie explores historical issues, which are increasingly relevant today,” he said. “We’d love to share our message of kuleana with the world through broadcast and cable television and popular streaming services, such as Netflix.”
The mystery/drama set on Maui in 1971 stars Moronai Kanekoa, Sonya Balmores, Kristina Anapau, Schaefer, Branscombe Richmond, Augie T, Marlene Sai, Mel Cabang, Kainoa Korcajo and Vene Chun. The film also stars Kamehameha Schools Maui freshman Kealani Warner in her role as Kimberly Coyle.
“Kuleana-Maui” captured Best of Fest at the Guam Film Festival and the Audience Choice award at the Santa Cruz Film Festival, Maui Film Festival and the San Antonio Film Festivals in 2017.
The score was written by Willie K and Johnny Wilson.