Production has wrapped on the high-profile movie, ‘The Islands’ set to hit theaters in December 6, 2019.
The film, shot entirely in Hawaii, is based on the incredible true story of Chiefess Kapiolani who descended
into an active volcano to demonstrate her new-found faith and ushered in a new beginning in Hawaii.
Newcomer Teuria Shanti Napa plays the Chiefess along with Academy-Award winner Mira Sorvino and legendary
actor John Savage who play early missionaries.
‘The Islands’ is one of four movies that are being shot on Hawaii’s epic history.
“I’m so delighted that we could tell the world about Chiefess Kapiolani through cinema,” says director Tim
Chey. “What she did is still considered one of the greatest acts of moral courage by any world leader.”
Over 13,000 actors submitted for ‘The Islands’, including over 800 Native Hawaiian actors. The casting team
sought actors in Hawaii, LA, NYC, Toronto, and Guam.
“We’re super excited that millions around the world will hear a story that has never been told in the
movies,” continues Chey. “This will honor Hawaiian history and all the Hawaiian people.”
Chey also produced ‘Freedom’ (Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Sharon Leal) that was shot on the Amistad
and ‘David and Goliath’ filmed in North Africa and London. He also produced and directed Sony Pictures
‘Slamma Jamma’ (Michael Irvin, Chris Staples) which had a national theater release on March 24, 2017. The
film hit 502 theaters in 281 cities across the U.S.