Schools, companies, organizations and other groups are invited to present free FOCUS GROUP TEST SCREENINGS of “Shaka, A Story of Aloha” through the end of calendar 2023. Focus Group Tests are “Rough Cut” screenings done to gain insights to drive the final edit of a film. They are NOT “Premieres” and should not be referenced as such. Further, a Rough Cut is not a completed film and may include notations that describe improvements to be made. Sneaks must be free. No entry or viewing fees may be charged as a test screening is a non-commercial test viewing of an uncompleted work in progress. Exit Survey & discussion with filmmaker(s). A short online Exit Survey (accessible via QR code) will gather audience comments followed by a discussion with the filmmaker(s).

Focus Test Locations

We’re seeking screenings on all Hawaiian Islands and US Continent locations. Audiences do not have to be Hawai’i related or knowing of Hawaiian themes. The goal of the film is to share aloha around the world, to varied people, so we’re happy to screen in many types of environments.

Fundraising Encouraged

Fundraising for the film is encouraged. The film is a 501C3 project to share aloha with with world. We are in need of funds for film finishing and film festival visitations, thus seeking cash donations (tax deductible), and income from sales of Shaka Merchandise, cocktail/meal sales, silent auctions and other fundraising vehicles.

Typical Event

  • Target at least 100 viewers. Most schools, community rooms and other gathering spaces accommodate 100-400 seats.
  • Presenters can control their own guest list. An RSVP system like is suggested to not exceed room capacity limits. We can also assist in running Eventbite.
  • Projection & Sound by Presenter. Most schools, community centers have built-in projection equipment. Outdoor inflatable projection equipment and screens are also amazingly affordable, typically a few hundred dollars per event. Mics and PA are also helpful, especially for the discussion segment.
  • AV Connections. We hand-carry in the film on jump drive with laptop computer. Ports include USB and HDMI options.
    Apply to Present the film by viewing our Screening Calendar to find dates/times that don’t conflict with other screenings, then complete the form below.