A mystical coming-of-age story about a shy native Hawaiian girl who transforms when the spirit of surf legend Duke Kahanamoku illuminates her heritage. USC graduate thesis film of writer, director Jennifer Akana Sturla. 25min, 35mm, shot on O'ahu, Hawai'i. Best Short winner at the Hawai'i International Film Festival, First Place at the Hawai'i Student Film Festival, Best Narrative Film at the Hawai'i Ocean Film Festival, Finalist at the Angelus Awards. Malia Verdadero, Kimiko Rojas, Maui Laigo. Surfers Chelsea Johns, Kula Barbieto. DP Anne Misawa. Water DP Mike Prickett. Associate Prod. Brian Keaulana.
Past screenings/festivals: SUNSET ON THE BEACH - WAIKIKI, LOUIS VUITTON HAWAII INT'L FILM FESTVAL (Best Short), SURF DRIVE-IN, HONOLULU ART ACADEMY, KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS 'OHANA FILM FESTIVAL, NEW YORK PACIFIKA FESTIVAL, VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL, HAWAII STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (1st Place), HAWAII STATE ART MUSEUM SUMMERTIME EXHIBITION, HAWAII OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL (Best Narrative Film), SUNSET ON THE BEACH - HALE'IWA, GIRL FEST HAWAII, DC ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL, SAN DEIGO ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL, ANGELUS AWARDS (FINALIST), BEVERLY HILLS SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL, TIBURON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, AMSTERDAM ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL, PBS HAWAII BROADCAST

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