iPOP at the 23rd Hawaii International Film Festival

iPOP at the 23rd Hawaii International Film Festival

iPOP at the 23rd Hawaii International Film Festival

by Jonny Leahan/indieWIRE

Regular indieWIRE contributing writer Jonny Leahan scored a nice gig and attended the 23rd Hawaii International Film Festival last week. Among those pictured were the festival’s executive director Chuck Boller as well as festival participants Doan La, director of “Dragon Love,” “The Ride” director and star Nathan Kurosawa and Sean Kaawa. The film had its world premiere at the event. Also making a blast from the past, “Hawaii Five-O” star James McArthur. [Brian Brooks]

D.P. Jason Inouye, director Doan La (“Dragon of Love”), editor Ryan
Gruzen, and Symposium Delegate Olivia Khoo on the streets of Honolulu after
the opening night block party.

Photo by Jonny Leahan

From “The Ride”, director Nathan Kurosawa and Executive Producer Wesley Nakamoto before the World Premiere of the film.

Photo by Jonny Leahan

Festivalgoers prepare for Sunset On The Beach, the HIFF free outdoor
screening series.

Photo by Jonny Leahan

Mary Paalani and Johann Bouit, stars of “The Ride”, enjoying a Waikiki sunset.

Photo by Jonny Leahan

Chris Dacus, HIFF Media Representative, and Chuck Boller, HIFF
Executive Director.

Photo by Jonny Leahan

Sean Kaawa, who plays the famed surfer Duke in “The Ride” performs for the crowd at the film’s World Premiere.

Photo by Jonny Leahan

Book ’em Dan-o: James McArthur of “Hawaii Five-0” visits with friends at the Governor’s Mansion.

Photo by Jonny Leahan

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