The film promises high-definition images of erupting volcanoes and cascading waterfalls while also sharing Hawaii’s unique culture.
“The multi-generational story line springs from a moolelo, a Hawaiian tale of ancestors, the creation of ... these islands, and its special meaning in their hearts and identity,” P. Alfred Grace, the center’s chief operating officer, said in a statement. “It will give our guests an intimate encounter with the soul of the Hawaiian people and their spiritual connection to these islands.”
Grace, who served as executive producer, brought two Emmy Award winners on board to help create the film: Reed Smoot, the director of photography, and composer Sam Cardon. The narrator is local actor Al Harrington, who played Ben in the original “Hawaii Five-O” TV series.
The 14-minute film will be screened in the Hukilau Theater, which is being remodeled to look like an ancient volcano. The film will be shown on a 40-by-74-foot screen in high definition and promises four times the resolution of home HDTVs.