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Aloha, gang!

Here’s a quick video check-in about the upcoming word premier of the documentary Sons of Hālawa!

I am so excited!  One week from today!

Let the magic begin.

Right on.

*Please be sure to check out the Quazifilms website (click HERE) for more information about other exciting projects.

*For the schedule of the film’s showings, please click HERE.

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Mahalo. Thank you. Mahalo.

Friday, September 27, 2013

jason poole, accidental hawaiian crooner, molokai, return to halawa, anakala pilipo, matt yamashita, quazifilms hawaii, halawa valley, halawa documentary, kickstarter

Aloha, gang.

I am writing this today with a heart full of gratitude.

The documentary project that I’ve been writing about, RETURN TO HĀLAWA: The Life and Music of ʻAnakala Pilipo, has been successfully funded on Kickstarter.  I’m told this is a huge accomplishment as fewer than 50% of the projects reach successful funding.  (According to statistics pulled today, the success rate is 43.92%)

And to think that a documentary about a Hawaiian man from the remote island of Molokai has joined the ranks of the successful projects!  Wow!

Of course, it’s really about so much more. It’s about sharing knowledge. Passing along a tradition. Sharing a legacy with future generations. Crossing cultural boundaries. It’s one of those little movies with a big message.

And because of YOU and your support–both financial and emotional–this film is going to become a reality!

Yes… we’ve got lots of work ahead of us. Matt is working hard to assemble the film and continuing to shoot new footage.  I’m continuing to write new tunes for the soundtrack. Then we’ll begin looking at all of the ways to share the film. And so on… and so on… and so on…

But today…

My heart is full of thanks.

MAHALO!  MAHALO!  MAHALO!

Please “like” the Quazifilms Hawaii  page on facebook to continue receiving updates from Matt Yamashita, the filmmaker. https://www.facebook.com/Quazifilms 

And you can follow all of Matt’s exciting projects by visiting his website. http://www.quazifilms.com/

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Jason Poole, Anakala Pilipo, Halawa Valley, Molokai, Matt Yamashita, Kickstarter, Quazi Films, documentary, Return to Halawa

BIG NEWS!  BIG NEWS!  BIG NEWS!

The day has finally come for me to share the excitement with you!

A NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT MY TEACHER AND HĀLAWA VALLEY IS IN THE WORKS!

I know, right?  Can you believe it?

So many people/film companies have approached Pops over the years–begging him to let them create a film about Hālawa Valley and his story.  And he always refused.  He has a definite vision of how the story needs to be told–a celebration of the Valley, her music, her people and most importantly, her spirit.

He believed that the film needed the right film maker.  And last year, my Hawaiian brother MATT YAMASHITA began making the film that Pops has envisioned.   The dream is becoming a reality.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE!

We are launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary funds to complete the movie.  And we need your help and support.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/384119750/return-to-halawa-the-life-and-music-of-anakala-pil

Please check out the Kickstarter campaign page to see a stunning trailer of the film that Matt has prepared.  He’s also written a beautiful description of the project so that you can learn about the vision that we’re trying to bring to life.

Your kōkua/support would be so appreciated as we prepare to share the story of Hālawa Valley and Pops–and I know youʻll see your own story woven in the tapestry as well.  E ʻohana kākou.  We are all family.

Mahalo!

Aloha nō

 

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