SOURCE: Haolewood Productions

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March 03, 2011 19:19 ET

Chuck Mitsui's "One Kine Day" to Be Screened at San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival

"One Kine Day," Starring Christa B. Allen, Julia Nickson, Ryan Greer, Janel Parrish and Jolene Blalock, Journeys Into a Darker Side of Hawaii

HONOLULU, HI--(Marketwire - March 3, 2011) -  The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) will present two screenings of the feature film "One Kine Day," written and directed by Bay Area native Chuck Mitsui, at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11 and at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 14. The film, which stars Christa B. Allen ("13 Going on 30") and Julia Nickson ("Around the World in 80 Days"), takes us on a journey to "another" side of Hawaii -- the side filmmakers rarely portray on screen. "One Kine Day," which won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2010 Hawaii International Film Festival, captures a day in the life of slacker-skater Ralsto (newcomer Ryan Greer) as he trudges through one of the most "da kine" days of his life. Across the islands of Hawaii, "da kine" is a pidgin phrase that can mean, well, just about anything.

In his directorial debut, Mitsui exposes a darker side of teenage life. In the course of "One Kine Day," skateboarder Ralsto sees his relatively carefree world fade away into a more complicated existence when he discovers his girlfriend is pregnant. Filmed on location on Oahu and produced by Hawaiian film company Haolewood Productions, "One Kine Day" also features Janel Parrish ("Pretty Little Liars" and television's "Heroes") and Jolene Blalock ("Jason and the Argonauts" and television's "Starship: Enterprise").

The soundtrack to "One Kine Day" includes Jawaiian, Hawaiian, hip-hop, R&B and reggae, which reflects the eclectic and striking nature of contemporary Hawaiian music. Featured artists include Fiji, Na Wai, J-Boog, Pati, Kawao, Black Square and more.

Mitsui, who was born and raised in the Bay Area, has been a pioneer in the Hawaii skateboard scene since 1995 when he opened 808 Skate, the first skate shop in Hawaii. While continuing to run his shop, Mitsui began producing commercials and short programs for XL@M TV, an extreme sports network in Hawaii. "It's 8:08," Mitsui's hour-long documentary, gained acclaim in the skateboarding world for its vivid cinematography and storytelling narrative.

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