An experimental documentary about the people of Honolulu and Hawaii with the nature and spirituality of the islands as an integral background.
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This campaign started on Apr 06 and closed on May 18, 2012 (11:59pm PT).
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  • $1USD

    Aloha is a greeting as as well as an expression of love in the Hawaiian language. Since you are fulfilling your duty as a cinephile, we will send you a warm aloha and sunshine from Hawaii.

    1 claimed

  • $5USD

    Akamai is a Hawaiian word that means "wise". And you are indeed akamai to contribute to this project. Your wisdom will be announced on Facebook and Kanaka webpage and be recognized via a personal email from the director. No mass emails for the wise ones.

    4 claimed

  • $10USD

    All of the above perks. Ohana means "family" in Hawaiian. And you will join the Kanaka ohana and receive an official "special thanks" credit in the film.

    13 claimed

  • $25USD

    All of the above perks. Kama'aina literally means "child of the land" and now refers to long-term residents of the Hawaiian islands. You become an honorary kama'aina and you receive a digital download of the finished film.

    25 claimed

  • $50USD

    All of the above perks. As a kupuna, you are a wise elder and leader of the community. And you will receive a DVD of the finished film as a royal perk. Not only that, in recognition of your great contribution, you also get a handwritten official Kanaka postcard via snail mail from the film's director. No electronic postcards for our royalty!

    7 claimed

  • $75USD

    All of the above perks. When you're ali'i, it means that you are royalty. You will receive a CD of the film's soundtrack and an official Kanaka mini poster.

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  • $100USD

    All of the above perks. As the mo'i, you are either king or queen. And befitting a ruler, you will receive an extra-features DVD as a bonus. Both the regular DVD and the bonus DVD will be signed by the director, and the bonus DVD will feature commentary by the director.

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  • $200USD

    All of the above perks. As the big kahuna, you are a priest, sorcerer, magician, minister, expert in any profession. It also makes you an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER of Kanaka. Credit will be seen in the film's credits, website, and on IMDB. You will also receive two tickets to the premiere screening (travel and accommodations not included).

    4 claimed

  • $500USD

    All of the above perks. Haumea is the Hawaiian goddess of fertility and childbirth and mother of Pele. And you will be helping give birth to this film. Such an important contribution means that you will be recognized as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the film. Credit will be seen in the film's credits, website, and on IMDB.

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  • $1,000USD

    All of the above perks. Pele is the goddess of fire, lightening, wind, and volcanoes, and she is the most prominent deity in Hawaiian mythology. You will be taken on a one-day sightseeing trip to the shooting locales in Honolulu and be taken to the Big Island for a two day trip (travel and accommodations included) where you will go on a helicopter ride and see the wondrous scene of nature featured in the film (travel to and accommodations in Honolulu not included).

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  • $2,500USD

    All of the above perks. Measuring from its oceanic base to peak, Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain on earth. At this level, you are the pillar of this film, and you will be officially recognized as a PRODUCER. You’ll also be invited to present the film with us at a festival of your choice (subject to us being accepted, of course, and you’ll need to cover your own travel, though we’ll take care of accommodations).

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