'Kamea' to air on PBS
"Kamea," a 25-minute short film created by student writer, director and producer Jennifer Akana-Sturla, starring local student talent, and filmed primarily by a student crew, will be screened on PBS Hawaii at 8:30 p.m. today.
The 2005 Hawaii Student Film Festival Platinum Award-winning film is a coming-of-age story about Kamea (Malia Verdadero), a young Hawaiian surfer who falls in love with Thomas, who is obsessed with Hawaiian surf legend, Duke Kahanamoku.
Kamea studies up on Duke to impress Thomas, but when her attempts at romance fail, her own mystical connection with Duke emerges, helping her gain a greater sense of self-worth.
"Kamea," which won the 2004 Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival Best Short Film Award, was also showcased at the North Shore Sunset on the Beach last year.
Preceding the film will be "Fishbowl," a film by the late Kayo Hatta.
The 2006 Hawaii Student Film Festival will take place 10 a.m. to midnight May 13 at Regal Cinema at Dole Cannery. For more information, call 671-5219.