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2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival


Directed by Brian Kohne

Special Presentations / USA / 2016 / Drama, Mystery / 95 mins / English / Los Angeles Premiere


“Kuleana” is the Hawaiian word for spiritual responsibility. On Maui, childhood friends Nohea and Kim share a common nemesis, a real-estate developer who exploits the land and people he has managed to usurp and control. They learn the most important lesson: kuleana is not a burden; it is a privilege.

Director's Bio

Brian Kohne is an award-winning music producer of the Barefoot Natives and Willie K, and an independent motion picture writer/director/producer of island-based feature films GET A JOB and KULEANA. In addition, Kohne operates Hawai’i Cinema, an entertainment marketing and distribution company, and is an instructor at the University of Hawaii Maui College.


Director: Brian Kohne
Writer: Brian Kohne
Producer: Stefan Schaefer
Editor: Adi Ell-Ad
Cast: Moronai Kanekoa, Sonya Balmores, Kristina Anapau, Branscombe Richmond, Augie T, Marlene Sai, Mel Cabang

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