Big Island Film Festival Begins Thursday – Opening Night World Premier of “Aunty Nona Beamer – Malama Ko Aloha”

The Big Island Film begins this Thursday at the Fairmont Orchid and The Shops at Mauna Lani.

Beginning at 9:00 am, there will be a Screenwriting Workshop with Jennifer Grisanti on “How to Write TV Spec & Pilot Scripts. Then at 12:30 another Screenwriting Workshop with Brian Kohne on “From Conception to Completion: Indie Features”.  Both of these workshops are $50.00 each and they are filling up fast.  See the Big Island Film Festival website http://www.BigIslandFilmFestival.com for more information.

The FREE family movies that will be shown beginning at 7:30 pm at The Shops at Mauna Lani are “Beatrice”, “Swoosh!”, “Life Through a Lens”, and the WORLD PREMIER of  “Aunty Nona Beamer – Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love)“.

Aunty Nona Beamer — Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love) – OFFICIAL TRAILER – A Film by Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier

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OFFICIAL SELECTION: Opening Night Film World Premiere, May 24th at The Big Island Film Festival 2012

Mohala Hou Foundation commissioned Emmy Award, Billboard Music, Na Hoku Hanohano Winner — Maui Filmmaker Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier of Jazz Alley TV and Hawaii On TV.com Networks to produce a documentary film on Aunty Nona Beamer, the first ever to be done of this legendary Hawaiian matriarch of the Beamer family. The Film: Aunty Nona Beamer-Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love) explores Aunty Nona in her own words, the journey of her life and her fight toward preserving, perpetuating and creating awareness of Hawaiian Culture.

It will serve to educate people around the world about traditional Hawaiian culture and how it can serve as a way of bringing people of all backgrounds together. Some of Hawai’i’s most respected artists contribute in sharing their own stories and what Aunty Nona Beamer has achieved as being recognized as one of Hawai’i’s Treasures of Aloha.

I heard personally that members of the Beamer Ohana will be on hand to view the premier.

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