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Sundance Institute Native Lab Fellow seeks funding to finish Hawaiʻi dramatic short film.
Sundance Institute Native Lab Fellow seeks funding to finish Hawaiʻi dramatic short film.
111 backers pledged $10,386 to help bring this project to life.

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Our Story:

Lāhainā Noon is written and directed by Sundance Institute Native Lab fellow, Christopher Kahunahana.

We have a dedicated crew of talented artists who worked tirelessly on this film. Everyone donated their time because we believe that we are creating something special. There was a rare synergy of collaborative energy during the shooting of this project.

Now We Need Your Help:

We need your help to finish the film. Together we can make it the best that it can be. We need $8,000 to master the sound, edit and market the film. We're almost there. Your contribution is necessary to pull it all together.

How You Can Help:

You can help by contributing what you can to the film. Every little bit helps! You can also spread the word about our Lāhainā Noon Kickstarter project by posting this on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr or other social media accounts. Please use these hashtags and handles to promote our Kickstarter; #Kickstarter #LāhaināNoon #4thWorldFilm #HawaiiFilm #Indiefilm #NativeFilm #NativeLab #SundanceLabs

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The Film:

Lāhainā Noon interweaves three separate short stories that occur during the yearly tropical solar phenomenon in which the sun passes directly overhead at noon so that upright objects do not cast a shadow.

Hawaiians believe at that moment one's shadow crawls back into their body it gives an individual extra mana (or spiritual power.) This belief, paired with Psychologist Carl Jung's theories of unconscious desire known as the shadow self, sets the stage for this film where the characters deepest desires are exposed and amplified by the cruel Lāhainā Noon sun.

The Writer and Director:

4 Questions with Christopher from the Sundance Institute Native Lab

"I truly feel blessed to be able to work with such an inspiring and dedicated crew to bring you Lāhainā Noon. After dreaming about making a film for the past 20 years, to finally get to share my creation with you is an amazing experience. Iʻve always felt that Hawaiʻi has incredible stories to tell and this is just one of them, Thank you for the privilege of sharing our story with you."  

Writer and Director Christopher Kahunahana
Writer and Director Christopher Kahunahana

The Cast:

Eriko Okada as Tomoko, the fishermans wife.
Eriko Okada as Tomoko, the fishermans wife.
Durell Douthit as Durell the old man.
Durell Douthit as Durell the old man.
Shiro Kawai as Saiichi the fisherman.
Shiro Kawai as Saiichi the fisherman.
Cash White as Hunter the young boy.
Cash White as Hunter the young boy.

About Us:

4th World Film is a collective of artists drawn from Hawaiʻi’s independent film, art and music scenes. Our mission is to showcase Hawaiʻi's wealth of talent by telling regional stories about our shared human experiences made for a global audience. 

Everyone involved in the making of Lāhainā Noon are Hawaiʻi filmmakers and artists.

Christopher Kahunahana, Producer, Writer, Director
Patricia Amaral Buskirk, Producer
Joseph Paʻahana, First Assistant Director, Editor
Ryan Miyamoto, Cinematographer
Torry Tukuafu, Associate Producer
Tiare Thomas, Set Design, Wardrobe
Kamalei Grace, Set Design Assistant
David Crans, Gaffer
Kai Bovaird, Visual Effects Producer
Landon Tom, Sound Design Composer
Ara Feducia, Graphics, Title Design
Nicole Naone, Script Consultant
Luke Aguinaldo, Sound Design
AJ Feducia, Score Composer
Jonathan Brousseau, Aerial Photographer
Kila Young, Aerial Photographer
Aaron Yoshino, Photographer
Devon DeAngelo, Marketing, Public Relations
Gabby Mark, Production Assistant


Mahalo for watching! 

Thank You! We really appreciate your support of Hawaii independent film. We canʻt wait to share Lāhainā Noon with you soon!

Risks and challenges

After our project is successfully funded there is the risk, as with any film production in its final stages, that the film wonʻt be finished in time for certain festival deadlines. We still have to complete the sound design, soundtrack scoring, coloring and marketing for the film.

However, we plan on strategically addressing this risk by bringing on additional help, if necessary. We have other filmmakers and friends in the community who support this project and have made their services available to us.

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Funding period

- (32 days)