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Princess Kaiulani -- This gorgeous, sweeping historical epic tells the story of the final days of Hawaiian independence and how one young princess stood up to the impending takeover of her nation.
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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Marc Forby (screenplay)
Robert Payne (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
14 May 2010 (USA) See more »
Her heart was torn between love and the future of Hawaii.
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 »
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  (in credits order)

Q'orianka Kilcher ... Princess Ka'iulani

Barry Pepper ... Lorrin Thurston

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

Will Patton ... Sanford Dole
Leo Anderson Akana ... Queen (Lydia) Lili'uokalani
Ocean Kaowili ... King Kalákaua (as Ocean Ka'owili)
Kamuela Kalilikane ... Mamane
Kimo Kalilikane ... Kalehua
Esmond Chung ... Nahinu
Reupena Paopao Sheck ... Koa
Keith Barry ... U.S. Marine
Brian Hayes Currie ... Morgan (as Brian Currie)
Ka'alaka'iopono Faurot ... (Keiki) Ka'iulani
Chandler Gines ... Hawaiian Girl
Geoff Heise ... Waterhouse
Love Hodel ... Smith
Jay Lembeck ... Premier Gibson (as E 'Jay' Lembeck)

Vince Keala Lucero ... Captain Nowlein
Jean Simon ... Mrs. Collum
Laura Soller ... Mrs. Anna Dole

Ned Van Zandt ... Senator Collum
Blaine Kia ... Musician / Singer
Kaleo-o Kalani Kia ... Musician
Joesph Winchester ... Musician
Abert Kia ... Musician / Singer (as Abert M. Kia)
Greg Sardinha ... Musician / Singer
Kalei Kahalewai ... Musician / Singer
Arthur Akana ... Musician
Isaac Sonny Kalua ... Musician / Singer
Aaron Kia ... Musician
Louis Kauakahi ... Musician (as Louis R.Kauakahi)
Paisley Kanahoahoa ... Musician
Henry Kaanapu ... Musician (as Henry Ka'anapu)
Kawai Delacruz ... Musician
Kenneth Makuakane ... Musician
Conan Paikrosa ... Musician
Gary Aiko ... Musician (as Gary 'Aiko)
Howell Mahoe Jr. ... Musician / Kuma Hula Singer (as Howell 'Chinky' Mahoe)
Puanani Reis-Moniz ... Hula Dancer
Danette Kepaa ... Hula Dancer
Randy E. Rivera ... Hula Dancer
Damien Hanakeawe ... Hula Dancer
Kyra Glover ... Hula Dancer
Lynda Sniffen ... Hula Dancer
Ronnie Inagaki ... Hula Dancer

Julian Glover ... Theo Davies

Tamzin Merchant ... Alice Davies

Christian Brassington ... Duke

Chloë Crampton ... Schoolgirl #1 (Emma) (as Chloe-Charlotte Crampton)
Olivia Mardon ... Duchess

Catherine Steadman ... Miss Barnes / Mrs. Connolly
Georgina Terry ... Schoolgirl #2
Barbara Wilshere ... Mrs. Davies
Peter Banks ... President Cleveland
Rosamund Stephen ... Mrs. Cleveland
Alika Pahoa ... Maid

Michael W. Perry ... Reporter

Timothy D. Lechner ... New York Reporter (as Timothy Lechner)
Bill Ogilvie ... New York Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sage Adams ... Marine (uncredited)
Cristina de la Diosa ... Soldier's Girlfriend #1 (uncredited)
Matt Goldstein ... Photographer with Flash Camera (uncredited)
Elizabeth Goram-Smith ... Scullery Maid (uncredited)

Patricia Hastie ... Mrs. Morgan (uncredited)
Sean Douglas Hoban ... Thurston's Assistant (uncredited)

Kainoa Kilcher ... Kaleo (uncredited)

Jordan Kirkwood ... Senator (uncredited)

Josh Margulies ... Marine (uncredited)

Katharin 'Ladie K' Mraz ... Soldier's Girlfriend #2 (uncredited)

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

Rochelle Ovitt ... Coronation Lei Giver (uncredited)
Mariah Serine ... Dignitary Wife (uncredited)
Nick Shaw ... Butler to President (uncredited)

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
Alvin S. Cabrinha Jr. .... property master
Michelle Coleman .... assistant art director
Matt Curtis .... title design
Scott Ejercito .... assistant property master
Jordana Finkel .... assistant art director
Michael Kaahanui III .... set dresser
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
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
Gregory Doi .... electrician
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
Alex Meacock .... assistant grip
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
Saskia Genet-Oulicky .... assistant: Q'orianka Kilcher
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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Rated PG for some violence and thematic material, and for brief language, sensuality and smoking
USA:130 min | USA:97 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Japan:G | USA:PG (certificate #46046)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Ka'iulani means "highest point of heaven" in the Hawaiian language.See more »
Errors in geography: There is a clear shot of a chameleon walking across the screen. Chameleons are not native to Hawaii and the first ones were introduced in 1972.See more »
Princess Ka'iulani:There is no Victoria. There never was!See more »
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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A bit of little known history, 3 October 2010
Author: gradyharp from United States

PRINCESS KA'IULANI feels like a made for TV movie, a film that will inform the viewer about a bit of history few know, but also a rather static and amateurish production - pretty to look at, embarrassing to hear. Marc Dorby directed this his first directorial outing based on his story written with the assistance of Robert Payne. The facts presented are apparently true and since few know the background history of Hawaii it is at least informative.

Without much historical background about the Islands before the Americans inserted themselves to feast on the beauty and agricultural goods of that paradise, the film begins with a conflict between the anti-Royalists lead by Thurston (Barry Pepper in muttonchops) and the Royal reign of King Kalalaua (Ocean Kaowili), Queen Liliu'okalan (Leo Anderson Akana). Princess Ka'iulani (Q'orianka Kilcher, a half Peruvian actress remembered for her role as Pocahontas in THE NEW WORLD with Colin Farrell and Christian Bale) is the niece who is in line for the throne, a royal personage who understands kindness in regards to the people of her nation (she is only half Hawaiian - her father is a Scotsman). To protect the princess she is sent to England where she gradually grows accustomed to British snobbery and overcomes it through her inner strength, living in the home of the Davies - Mr. Davies (Julian Glover, Alice Davies (Tazmin Merchant, from THE TUDORS) and Clive Davies (Shaun Evans). The family presents her to society, nurtures her, and the princess falls in love with Clive, who is juts ready to enter university, and they become engaged. Back home in Honolulu things disintegrate: Thurston gathers rebels to take over the Royal rule, alters the constitution to forbid voting by the natives, the King dies, and the Queen is under house arrest. Princess Ka'iulani travels to the United States to plead her case with President Cleveland, receives a grand reception and then returns home to Hawaii, raises her dignity to cope with Thurston and the anti-Royalists and with the assistance of Sanford B. Dole (Will Patton) she is able to alter the new constitution to allow voting rights to her people.

If that all sounds a bit short on story then the viewer can understand why so much time is spent with the princess, Julie and Clive skipping along the beach and finding other moments of diversion to fill the 90 minutes of the film. The cast is competent and delivers the piecemeal scraps of script given them well. In the end there jut isn't much story here that isn't fairly obvious from the first 15 minutes of the film. It is a good lesson about the US annexation of Hawaii and the tension between the native Hawaiians and the 'invaders'......

Grady Harp

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