Finding ’Ohana by writer/director Christina Strain

Finding ’Ohana is an adventure film. The director is Jude Weng. This is Jude’s directorial debut. The story is written by Christina Strain.

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Cast

Kea Peahu as Pili
Alex Aiono as Ioane
Lindsay Watson as Hana
Owen Vaccaro as Casper
Kelly Hu as Leilani
Branscombe Richmond as Kimo
Ke Huy Quan as George Phan
Brad Kalilimoku as Kua Kawena
Chris Parnell as Brown
Marc Evan Jackson as Robinson
Ricky Garcia as Monks
Ryan Higa as Ryan
Mapuana Makia as Nurse Tina
X Mayo as Melody
Kyndra Sanchez as Yoli Greenburg

Pili, age 12, from New York heads to rural O‘ahu to help care for her grandfather. She finds a cryptic pirate’s journal in her Papa’s studio hinting at a 200-year-old shipwrecked treasure hidden away in the island’s caves and mountains. With her older brother and new friends, she uses her clue solving skills to lead them on an adventure of a lifetime through the natural wonders of Hawaiʻi. It leads them to reconnect with their Hawaiian heritage.

Release date

The movie will be available on Netflix on January 29, 2021.

Other notes

The producer is Ian Bryce, p.g.a.
The executive producers include Irene Yeung and JJ Hook

Finding ‘Ohana (Music from the Netflix Film) by Joseph Trapanese

  • Geocoaching
  • Kimo’s House
  • Spirit of Aloha
  • Night Marchers
  • Your Father’s Smile
  • Trip to Mokoli‘i
  • Kualoa Ranch
  • Enter the Cave
  • The Offering
  • Way Out
  • Crawl Space
  • Mad Bat Poop
  • The Bridge
  • Reconcile
  • Ground Zero
  • More Muscle
  • The Treasure
  • Photobomb
  • Jump!
  • Kua
  • The Real Story
  • Home Videos
  • My Time With You
  • Oli Mahalo
  • Henehene Kou‘aka

Other songs include

  • Atta Isaacs – Ke Ka’upu
  • Kalani Pe’a – He Lei Aloha (No Hilo)
  • Meghan Trainor – All The Ways
  • Black Eyed Peas – Pump It

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