HONOLULU, HI. (Top40 Charts/ Jackson INK)
Haolewood Productions today announced that "One Kine Day," starring newcomer Ryan Greer and Christa B. Allen ("13 Going on 30"), has been selected for the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF). Written and directed by Chuck Mitsui, "One Kine Day" will be screened at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 1 at the Directors Guild of America Theater. Filmed on location in Hawaii, "One Kine Day" also stars newcomer Nalu Boersma, Janel Parrish ("Bratz: The Movie") and Keram Malicki-Sanchez ("Skin Deep"), as well as Julia Nickson-Soul ("Around the World in 80 Days") and Jolene Blalock (television's "Starship: Enterprise").
Mitsui's "polished debut feature" ("Variety") journeys to a side of Hawaii outsiders rarely see in its portrayal of the world of slacker-skater Ralsto (Greer). In the course of one day, Ralsto sees his relatively carefree world fade away into a more complicated existence when he learns his 15-year-old girlfriend is pregnant.
"Da Kine" is the most identifying expression of Hawaiian Pidgin, the local dialect, and can refer to anything from a person to an abstract concept. It is used to refer to something nonspecific, or given enough context, to something very specific.
Featuring a blend of Hawaiian, hip-hop, R&B and Jawaiian, the soundtrack to "One Kine Day" spotlights music that is heard everywhere in Hawaii, but seldom outside the islands. The soundtrack features artists such as Fiji, Na Wai, J-Boog, Pati, Kawao, Spoox featuring Krystilez, Ilona Irvine, Black Square, SDIB, Palm Triz, and Pohaku.
Winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2010 Hawaii International Film Festival, "One Kine Day" was also selected for the 2011 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) and Chicago's 16th Annual Asian American Showcase.
A pioneer in the Hawaii skateboard scene, Mitsui opened 808 Skate in 1995 - it was the first skate shop in Hawaii. While continuing to run 808 Skate, Mitsui produced commercials and short programs for XL@M TV, an extreme sports network in Hawaii. "It's 8:08," Mitsui's hour-long documentary, gained acclaim in the skateboarding world for its vivid cinematography and storytelling narrative.
Visit www.onekinemovie.com to watch the trailer and www.asianfilmfestla.org to purchase tickets for the LAAPFF screening.