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Public Invited to Appear in Locally-Produced Shaka Documentary

The public is invited to appear in the epic finale luau/show scene in the documentary “Shaka, A Story of Aloha” on Wednesday October 19, 2022 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Audience members will be recorded for the film, so those not wishing to be recorded should not attend. A limited number of seats (200) go on sale this week on a first-come basis at shakacon2022.eventbrite.com, priced in two tiers, Premium at $225 and General at $175.

Attendees will be treated to a premiere-style red carpet experience, a world-class luau dinner by Polynesian Cultural Center, a live show themed as a shaka contest, and musical appearance by Henry Kapono, legendary musician and Shaka music director.

Film crews, directed Hawaiian film director Alex Boccheri, are tasked with making the concept of aloha and paradise visual by capturing audience member Shakas and reactions for a final epic end-scene montage.

“The Shaka contest scene is the capstone of a picture that started out as a simple documentary but has turned into a movement to share aloha with the world,” said Producer, Steve Sue. “We’re beyond excited to see this project wrap photography, get on to music with Henry [Kapono] and deliver a rough cut by January 2023. From there, we head to festivals and ultimately release starting with Kamehameha School classrooms and hopefully beyond through various forms of online distribution. We’re stoked with what we’ve captured so far and can’t wait to share the power of Shaka with the world.”

More information can be found at ProjectShaka.com. ShakaCon is presented by Remedy Spa Hawaii, Hawaii’s newest premium spa experiences in Waikiki. The film “Shaka, A Story of Aloha” was first-funded by Kamehameha Schools and is produced by Bizgenics 501C3 in association with Kapono, Inc. and Sight & Sound Productions.

About the Film, “SHAKA, A STORY OF ALOHA”

“Shaka, A Story of Aloha” is a feature length documentary scheduled for release in 2023. It features an award-winning team of production artists including Grammy-nominated Music Director, Henry Kapono, Director Alex Bocchieri, co-Executive Producer Bryan Spicer (producer/director of Hawaii Five-O and Magnum PI) and Executive Producer, Producer and Writer, Steve Sue. The project has been in development since 2019 when first funding and cultural experts were provided by Kamehameha Schools. Interest in the project has spawned multiple Shaka-themed programs that have been aggregated into a movement known as Project Shaka. The documentary is produced by Hawaii-based 501(C)(3) nonprofit Bizgenics. See ShakaFilm.com.

About the Movement, PROJECT SHAKA

Project Shaka is a movement dedicated to sharing the aloha spirit through the Shaka. Key programs include a free Shaka Stickers program, a documentary entitled “Shaka, A Story of Aloha,“ and a Shaka Monument. Project Shaka is produced by Bizgenics, a Hawaii-based 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. See ProjectShaka.com.

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