Here's a “shout out” to our aloha amigos in SoCal: The Hawaiian production “One Kine Day”—a film that captures the lesser seen side of youth life in the islands—is screening at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on May 1, 2011. Filmed entirely on location in Hawai‘i, this picture follows both newcomer and veteran stars on a ride in the life of a skater-slacker who finds out his 15 year old girlfriend is pregnant. Written and directed by Chuck Mitsue, this is a coming-of-age tale seen through the eyes of Hawaiian youth, and the challenges (as well as beauty) that surround them.
With no shortage of skateboarding—and the culture that surrounds it—Mitsue entwines a healthy dose of the local dialect “pidgin,” as well as a steady stream of up-and-coming bands to fill the soundtrack. Hip hop, “Jawaiian,” blues and Hawaiian are performed by names like Fiji, Na Wai, Kawao, Black Square and Pohaku.
“One Kine Day” took home the Audience Award for Best Feature at the Hawaii International Film Festival 2010, as well as being selected to show at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival and Chicago’s Annual Asian American Showcase. The central character is played by Ryan Greer.
Mitsue is a pioneer in the Hawaiian skateboarding scene, having opened 808 Skate in 1995 as the islands first skate shop. He has produced numerous commercials and shorts that usually feature skateboarding.
For more information and to view trailers, log on to www.onekinemovie.com
To acquire tickets to the L.A. premier, head to www.asianfilmfest.la.org
Mitsue is a pioneer in the Hawaiian skateboarding scene, having opened 808 Skate in 1995 as the islands first skate shop.