Keao (2008)

| Short, Drama
A young Hawaiian girl goes to work at the Hotel Lu'au show where she dances with a cast of other young Polynesian dancers. It appears to be a usual evening at work, backstage as she is ... See full summary »

Writer:

Emily Anne Kaliko Spenser (script writer)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shelby Bantilon Shelby Bantilon ... Dancer 3
Brandon Carter Brandon Carter ... Tai
Keaohiwahiwaokaluanui Crabbe Keaohiwahiwaokaluanui Crabbe ... Keao
Napua Grieg Napua Grieg ... Chanter
Nohea Kaiaokamalie Nohea Kaiaokamalie ... 'Awa man 1
Ipo-Lei Kaowili Ipo-Lei Kaowili ... Tita
Dale Naho'olewa Dale Naho'olewa ... 'Awa man 3
Kyle Nakanelua Kyle Nakanelua ... 'Awa man 2
Keely Rivera Keely Rivera ... Dancer 2
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Storyline

A young Hawaiian girl goes to work at the Hotel Lu'au show where she dances with a cast of other young Polynesian dancers. It appears to be a usual evening at work, backstage as she is getting ready, until she is interrupted by a new edition to their costumes. She is handed a coconut bra and told it is the new wardrobe requirement for some of the dances. She immediately feels uncomfortable as she holds the coconuts in her hands. She does not want to wear them, but she is unsure why she feels so uneasy about the situation. She looks at all the cultural motifs around her and back at the coconuts, they seem to be tormenting her. Then, deep in thought, she begins to have flashbacks of an 'awa ceremony steeped in sacredness and spirituality as she envisions the coconut cups being filled up with 'awa (cermonial drink of Hawai'I). Why would she put a sacred cup on her breasts? She puts down the bra and gathers up some of her things and walks out feeling happy and relieved to have come to a ... Written by Emily Anne Kaliko Spenser

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Iao Valley, Maui, Hawaii, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (letterbox)
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