Tickets are now on-sale for OBAKE at HIFF. We've been working like crazy to get the film finished in time. We will. And we hope to see you all there.
Also! Some of you might be interested in filmmaking, distribution, or maybe you just like hearing people you may or may not know talk shop. For you, there will be a free panel on which I will be one of the participants. It is on the current and future state of cinema in Hawaii. Did I say free?
And! For all you doc lovers, a feature documentary that I was an editor on, ALOHA BUDDHA, is also making its world premiere at this year's HIFF. ALOHA BUDDHA tells the story of Japanese-Americans in Hawaii (Issei, Nisei, Sansei...) through their religion, Japanese Buddhism -- a religion on the brink of being lost forever in the islands. It is a story definitely worth hearing.