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Protecting Hawaiian Cultural Stories

Protecting Hawaiian Cultural Stories

We successfully launched the Shaka Summit on July 27, 2021 with a session on “Protecting Cultural Stories.” This was the first pau hana event of our thought leader visioning series on how to leverage the Shaka gesture to make Hawaiʻi and the world beyond a better...

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Shaka Summit Series Launches

Shaka Summit Series Launches

As part of our outreach and our fundraising efforts, we are launching the Shaka Summit. This will be a thought leader visioning series on how to leverage the Shaka gesture to make Hawaiʻi and the world beyond a better place. The documentary's storyline and it’s...

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Making the Trailer

Making the Trailer

In creating a fundraising trailer, we had to work with limited elements captured before main production. However, the story of the Shaka is so vast and layered, it was impossible to try and sum up the story in one short video. The challenge for our Director Alex...

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Shaka Tea Sponsors Shaka Movie

Shaka Tea Sponsors Shaka Movie

Our Shaka ohana grew this week with the addition of the Shaka Tea group. Shaka Tea comes in with a huge dose of aloha, a good amount of cash and bottle service at Shaka movie events including at the ID8 Studios Grand Opening on May 6, 2021 where Shaka, the Power of...

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How to Name a Hawaiian Culture Film

How to Name a Hawaiian Culture Film

When naming films, buildings and products with Hawaiian names, there's a fine line between celebrating a cultural story and appropriating the culture's heritage. With naming of the Shaka film, we've been keenly aware of the subject, so assembled a wide array of...

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Shaka Curriculum in Development

Shaka Curriculum in Development

As a 30-minute educational documentary, "Shaka, the Power of Aloha" is intended as an inspiration piece to open minds and raise spirits. A 90-minute version many follow in the near future as the storyline and content captured are certainly rich enough to power a full...

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Henry Kapono Joins Shaka Production

Henry Kapono Joins Shaka Production

We're honored to welcome Henry Kapono to the Shaka Film production team as music producer. We've previously worked with Henry and wife Lezlee (the business brains behind the Kapono Inc and Kapono Foundation), so we know we're in good hands with these two producing...

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Exec Producer, Bryan Spicer Shakes the Shaka

Exec Producer, Bryan Spicer Shakes the Shaka

Shaka, the Power of Mana welcomes Co-Executive Producer Bryan Spicer and Hawaii Sight & Sound Productions to the production team. Bryan's role as co-Exec Producer is to ensure that the film is smartly produced and has top quality entertainment value. Over the past...

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Cy Bridges Crushes Interview

Cy Bridges Crushes Interview

We were honored to interview Uncle Cy Bridges this week. In true Shaka form, upon being asked to be interviewed, Uncle Cy exhibited great humility, noting that there were other more important people who could give a better story. We of course knew otherwise. And...

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