Coming at the end of January, Finding ‘Ohana is a film that focuses on family. It follows a brother and sister raised in Brooklyn, New York, who find a journal that leads them on a journey to O’ahu, finding a lost treasure to help their Papa and reconnect with their Hawaiian roots. The official synopsis is below.
Geocache champion Pilialoha ‘Pili’ Kawena (Peahu) is abruptly lifted from her busy New York life and dropped into rural O’ahu to help care for her grandfather. Initially skeptical about her new surroundings, Pili finds a cryptic pirate’s journal in her Papa’s studio, hinting at a 200-year-old shipwrecked treasure hidden away in the island’s caves and mountains. With her older brother and new friends in tow, she uses her clue solving skills to lead them on an adventure of a lifetime through the natural wonders of Hawaiʻi.
Finding ‘Ohana is directed by Jude Weng (Ghosted) and written by Christina Strain (Shadow and Bone). It stars Ke Huy Quan (Head of the Class), Kea Peahu (Bizaardvark), Lindsay Watson, Alex Aiono (Royal Crush), Kelly Hu (Arrow), Chris Parnell (Archer), Owen Vaccaro (Arrested Development), Branscombe Richmond (Chicago Med), Ricky Garcia (Red Ruby), Ryan Higa (The Book Club), and more.
You can watch this film when it hits Netflix on January 29, and watch the Finding ‘Ohana trailer below.