Hawaii 2 Hollywood: Community actresses replicate on symbolizing Hawaii in new Netflix movie Acquiring Ohana

HONOLULU (KHON2) – Netflix primary movie, Acquiring Ohana, follows a Hawaiian family members from New York building the journey back to the islands.

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The film is a tribute to Goonies with a regional twist.

“The pidgin, the spam musubis, it is serious Hawaii that you see,” mentioned Lindsay Watson who performs Hana in Getting Ohana.

The movie includes a star-studded cast load with neighborhood talent, like Hawaii-indigenous Kelly Hu.

The primary character, Pilialoha Kawena, is played by regional lady Kea Peahu.

“I come to feel like it could not have been a much better knowledge,” said Kea Peahu who plays Pili in Obtaining Ohana. “I wouldn’t have selected any other different form of men and women to do it with. I wouldn’t have picked out a different place.”

It’s the excellent position for a purpose.

“Especially because it was filmed in Hawaii. I suggest, I get to say my to start with motion picture I ever filmed was filmed from my house,” Peahu explained.

In the film, Pili finds a mysterious pirate’s journal in her grandfather’s studio, hinting at hidden treasure. The 12-calendar year-aged sets sail on journey with her older brother and new close friends, like Hana played by Kamehameha Faculties Maui graduate, Lindsay Watson.

“We just started out heading nonstop. Our times were long and there had been outrageous stunts. I imply, night shoots and all these ridiculous points. Then, I necessarily mean, it was enjoyable enough filming in Hawaii, but making the transition in excess of to Thailand was insane,” explained Watson.

From the mountain ranges of Kualoa to the caves of Thailand, production begun in October of 2019 and took 10 months to movie.

“We ended up in waterfalls and caves. It was genuine, the place we had a snake wrangler on set. Overall, the whole journey finished up remaining a thing that was lifetime modifying,” Watson reported.

Hawaiian tradition consultants have been also hired to guideline output of the film. Viewers will be ready to catch around 100 olelo Hawaii words and phrases utilized during the film.

“Seeing it all arrive jointly as a Hawaiian and the 1st time I watched it, I had Hawaiians with me. I think our jaws dropped, simply because we’ve never seen ourselves represented on display like that,” said Watson.

As a result of the experience and thrills, the forged hopes the film demonstrates the environment the true worth of ohana.

The cast is also hoping for a sequel, but there’s very little established in stone nevertheless.

Acquiring Ohana premieres on Netflix on January 29. For more information and facts about the movie, click in this article.

Electronic reporter Kristy Tamashiro catches up with Kea Peahu who performs Pili in Finding Ohana and Owen Vaccaro who plays Casper.

Digital reporter Kristy Tamashiro catches up with Lindsay Watson who performs Hana in Obtaining Ohana and Alex Aiono who performs Ioane.