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Alex FarnhamBy Alex Farnham
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Alex FarnhamBy Alex Farnham
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THE MENEHUNE HUNTER

The Menehune Hunter is a funny, sometimes hilarious, local boy’s romp around Hawaii in search of the elusive menehune, the “Little People” of Hawaiian legend.

This is a family-friendly film that tells the story of Kama’aina, a young local man who most people consider foolish, because he believes in the mehehunes of Hawaiian legend and believes they still exist today. Menehune were a mythological dwarf people who lived in the deep forests and hidden valleys of the Hawaiian Islands. Very intellegent, and often often pranksters, they were believed to be superb craftspeople who built temples (heiau), fishponds, roads, canoes, and buildings. Some of these structures that Hawaiian folklore attributes to the menehune still exist. Kama`aina’s uncle believed in the legend and told him many stories of the menehune when he was growing up. His uncle even had what he thought was an out of focus photograph of a “real menehune.”

In the film, while camping with some friends, Kama’aina has his own encounter with what he thinks is a menehune event. Convinced it is real, he drops his former career path (undefined at best) and starts a ghost hunting company as a cover up for an intensive search to find real evidence. Kama’aina wants desparately to prove to his friends and family that he and his uncle are not crazy. The proof proves to be elusive, but the search is enlightening and highly entertaining.

The cast of The Menehune Hunter will include many Hawaiians, both native and imported, as well as noted YouTube creators and stars. The cast may also include supporters at the higher levels of support.

Risks and challenges

Alex Farnham grew up on the Big Island in Hawaii. He has been creating videos for YouTube for over 15 years, many filmed on the Big Island and around the state. Now he is embarking on his first feature film. Despite being about possibly fictictious beings, it is very important to Alex that the film depict the people and culture of today’s Hawaii, not the Hawaii depicted by many Hollywood films as little more than a pretty backdrop. He wants to capture the essence of the islands, the unique and diverse lifestyles, and the colorful variations in language, including Hawaiian Pidgin English.

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