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Princess Kaiulani -- The true story of a Hawaiian princess' attempts to maintain the independence of the island against the threat of American colonization.

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Director:
Writers:
Marc Forby (screenplay)
Robert Payne (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
7 July 2012 (Japan) See more »
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Tagline:
Her heart was torn between love and the future of Hawaii.
Plot:
The true story of a Hawaiian princess' attempts to maintain the independence of the island against the threat of American colonization. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
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User Reviews:
Movie is confusing at times See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Q'orianka Kilcher ... Princess Ka'iulani

Barry Pepper ... Thurston

Will Patton ... Sanford B. Dole

Shaun Evans ... Clive Davies
Jimmy Yuill ... Archie Cleghorn

Julian Glover ... Mr. Davies

Tamzin Merchant ... Alice Davies

Catherine Steadman ... Miss Barnes / Mrs. Connolly
Kainoa Kilcher ... Kaleo
Leo Anderson Akana ... Queen Liliu'okalani
Ocean Kaowili ... King Kalakaua

Chloë Crampton ... Emma (as Chloe-Charlotte Crampton)

Katharin 'Ladie K' Mraz ... Soldier's Girlfriend 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gary Aiko ... Musician
Arthur Akana ... Musician
Peter Banks ... President Cleveland
Keith Barry ... U.S. Marine

Christian Brassington ... Duke
Brian Hayes Currie ... Morgan (as Brian Currie)
Cristina de la Diosa ... Soldier's Girlfriend
Kawai Delacruz ... Musician
'Ka'alaka'iopono Faurot'Ka'alaka'iopono Faurot ... Keiki Ka'iulani
Chandler Gines ... Hawaiian Girl
Kyra Glover ... Hula Dancer

Matt Goldstein ... Photographer With Flashing Camera

Elizabeth Goram-Smith ... Scullery Maid
Damien Hanakeawe ... Hula Dancer

Patricia Hastie ... Mrs. Morgan (as Patti Hastie)
Geoff Heise ... Waterhouse
Love Hodel ... Smith
Ronnie Inagaki ... Hula Dancer
Henry Kaanapu ... Musician
Kalei Kahalewai ... Musician
Kamuela Kalilikane ... Mamane
Kimo Kalilikane ... Kalehua
Isaac Sonny Kalua ... Musician
Paisley Kanahoahoa ... Musician
Louis Kauakahi ... Musician
Danette Kepaa ... Hula Dancer
Aaron Kia ... Musician
Abert Kia ... Musician
Kaleo-o Kalani Kia ... Musician
Timothy D. Lechner ... New York Reporter (as Timothy Lechner)
Jay Lembeck ... Premier Gibson
Howell Mahoe Jr. ... Musician
Kenneth Makuakane ... Musician
Olivia Mardon ... Duchess
Josh Margulies ... Marine
Bill Ogilvie ... New York Reporter
Alika Pahoa ... Maid
Conan Paikrosa ... Musician

Michael W. Perry ... Reporter
Puanani Reis-Moniz ... Hula Dancer
Greg Sardinha ... Singer

Mariah Serine ... Dignitary Wife
Reupena Paopao Sheck ... Kao
Jean Simon ... Mrs. Collum
Lynda Sniffen ... Hula Dancer
Laura Soller ... Mrs. Anna Dole
Rosamund Stephen ... Mrs Cleveland
Georgina Terry ... Schoolgirl #2

Ned Van Zandt ... Senator Collum
Barbara Wilshere ... Mrs. Davies
Joesph Winchester ... Musician
Sage Adams ... Marine (uncredited)
Esmond Chung ... Nahinu (uncredited)
Sean Douglas Hoban ... Thurston's Assistant (uncredited)

Jordan Kirkwood ... Senator (uncredited)
Vince Keala Lucero ... Captain Nowlein (uncredited)

Arlene Newman-Van Asperen ... Woman in New York (uncredited)

Rochelle Ovitt ... Coronation Lei Giver (uncredited)
Nick Shaw ... Butler to President (uncredited)
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Directed by
Marc Forby 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marc Forby  screenplay
Robert Payne  additional dialogue

Produced by
Lauri Apelian .... producer
Jeffrey K.D. Au .... executive producer
Leilani Estioko Forby .... executive producer
Marc Forby .... producer
Ricardo S. Galindez .... producer
William 'Chico' Powell .... line producer
Nigel Thomas .... producer
Roy Tjioe .... producer
Charlotte Walls .... executive producer
Wanda Watumull .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Stephen Warbeck 
 
Cinematography by
Gabriel Beristain 
 
Film Editing by
Beverley Mills 
 
Casting by
Kate Plantin 
 
Production Design by
Steven Lawrence 
 
Art Direction by
James Hambidge (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Kevin Tyau 
Simon Wakefield (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Kathryn Morrison 
 
Makeup Department
Rosie Duprat Fort .... makeup department head
Gilly Popham .... makeup artist
Laine Rykes .... makeup artist
Lotus Seki .... hair stylist
Kendal Shannon .... additional makeup artist
Larry Waggoner .... department head hair
 
Production Management
Angela Laprete .... unit production manager: Hawaii
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wendy Bledsoe .... second second assistant director
Daniel Gill .... third assistant director: UK
Steven Hacker .... second assistant director
Tom Rye .... second assistant director: UK
Greg Zekowski .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Michelle Coleman .... assistant art director
Matt Curtis .... title design
Scott Ejercito .... assistant property master
Jordana Finkel .... assistant art director
Rene Knol .... dressing props
Samuel Pactol .... lead painter
Katie Ralph .... assistant buyer
Darrell Tachibana .... greens foreman
Liloa Wong .... greens coordinator
 
Sound Department
Rodney Berling .... sound effects editor
Robert Brazier .... foley mixer
Tony Currie .... supervising sound editor
Tony Dawe .... production sound mixer: UK
Sue Harding .... foley artist
Gary Keller .... sound assistant: UK
Adam Mendez .... sound re-recording mixer
Simon Price .... dialogue editor
Jez Spencer .... foley editor
Richard Straker .... sound re-recording mixer
Rowena Wilkinson .... foley artist
Denise Yarde .... boom operator: UK
 
Visual Effects by
Jonathan Cheetham .... visual effects
Clare Heneghan .... visual effects
Dennis Michel .... visual effects supervisor
James Rose .... visual effects
Theajodharan .... visual effects
Anthony Wonsoff .... matte artist
 
Stunts
Craig H. Davidson .... stunts
Mike Rufino .... stunts
Aden Stay .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Berner .... first assistant camera
Richard J. Brock .... camera: a
Rick Crum .... set lighting
Bill Draheim .... grip
Danny Eccleston .... gaffer
Justin Fischer .... lighting technician
Mark Gerasimenko .... camera operator
Alex Howe .... first assistant camera: "a" camera: uk
Scott Lisetor .... electrician
Rupert Lloyd-Parry .... key grip
Jai Mansson .... second assistant camera
Christopher Mapes .... crane operator
Diona Mavis .... film loader
Barney Piercy .... assistant camera
Michael Romano .... grip
Danny Rosner .... key grip
Christopher Stanback .... preview technician
Susanna Wyatt .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Abigail Barbier .... adr voice casting
Laurie Foi .... casting: Hawaii
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mark Ferguson .... costume supervisor uk
Elizabeth Muxi .... costume shop supervisor
Cheryl Scarano .... costume supervisor
Jennifer Tyre .... costume assistant
Kathe James .... key costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Gavin Buckley .... assembly editor
Dan Coles .... digital intermediate colorist
Alex Gascoigne .... digital intermediate assistant
Garry Maddison .... data scanner
Nuala Sheridan .... colorist: dailies: UK
Natalie Silver .... data scanner
William Chetwynd .... conform editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Andreas Delfs .... conductor
Andrew Dudman .... music mixing engineer
Andrew Green .... music preparation
Andy Kitchen .... assistant music mixing engineer
Mikael Carlsson .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Connie Florez .... honolulu symphony productions (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Kelly Loo .... transportation dispatcher
George A. Miki .... driver: cast
John Reed .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Monika Agorelius .... additional epk
Todd Nicholas Allen .... production assistant
Tom Ara .... legal counsel
Carrie-Ann Banner .... production coordinator: UK
Timmy Chinn .... location assistant
James Collie .... e.p.k. editor
Vincent Joseph Flaherty .... armorer
Serena Rios Flores .... assistant production coordinator
Serena Rios Flores .... travel coordinator
Patrick Gilbert .... production assistant
Matt Goldstein .... stand-in
Nell Green .... production assistant
Kristin Jackson .... publicist
David Johnstone .... insurance services: Media Insurance Brokers
Valerie Y.O. Kim .... location manager
Line Langebek Knudsen .... script editor
Brenda Lopez .... script supervisor
Lucia Lopez .... production assistant to producers
Max Murphy .... floor runner
Nicole Nakamoto .... first assistant accountant
Helen Revington .... unit nurse
Scott Rogers .... acting coach
Ashley C. Smith .... production coordinator
Christopher Stanback .... production coordinator
Alice Syed .... assistant production coordinator: UK
Thomas Walters .... epk producer
Jennifer Whiting .... production runner
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Princess Ka'iulani" - USA (original title)
"Barbarian Princess" - USA (festival title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for some violence and thematic material, and for brief language, sensuality and smoking
Runtime:
USA:130 min | USA:97 min
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Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Japan:G | USA:PG (certificate #46046)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Princess Ka'iulani's full name at birth was "Victoria Ka'iulani Kalaninuiahilapalapa Kawekiu i Lunalilo Cleghorn," first born child of a Hawaiian Royal mother and a Scottish commoner father. She was born October 16, 1875 in the city of Honolulu, island of Oahu, Kingdom of Hawaii.See more »
Quotes:
Princess Ka'iulani:There is no Victoria. There never was!See more »

FAQ

Who is Princess Kaiulani?
What became of Kaiulani?
Please explain the political conflict taking place during the movie?
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Movie is confusing at times, 1 July 2011
Author: confuzzleddesigns from United States

I watched this movie not knowing much about the history of Hawaii before it became a state of the United States of America. It was interesting to learn about the story of the last princess (or some say Queen) of Hawaii. This intelligent, beautiful and elegant young woman fights with passion for her country and it's people.

I guess you can say we all know how it ends and unfortunately it is a very sad story for Princess Kaiulani.

The movie is a little confusing at the beginning because it is not explained how she is a princess and her uncle is King not her mother who passes. At least I don't think her mother was Queen. Let's just say I am uncertain about that but Kaiulani starts out as a princess and her father is of Scottish descent and not of royal blood.

About 45 minutes into the movie I thought is it over all ready not because I was bored really but because the story just seemed like what more could there be to tell. You have to realize this is a film about Princess Kaiulani and not just Hawaii.

I think the costumes and production was beautifully done. The storyline a little confusing at time and cuts to soon to different points but it was well done. Not good enough to watch twice but interesting enough if you are into the history of royals and history of Hawaii.

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