Voting has begun for the Hawai’i International Film Festival Audience Award. If you enjoyed Aloha Surf Hotel, show us your Aloha by voting for us at Hawai’i News Now. Voting will remain open during the festival, now streaming at HIFF.org. Share your favorite scenes on social media to spread the word and help us winContinue reading “HIFF Audience Award”
If you haven’t seen it yet, Honolulu Magazine has written a guide to what’s playing at HIFF this year. You can catch a little mention of Aloha Surf Hotel about halfway through. “Other world premieres include: Aloha Surf Hotel, a new comedy from Maui-based director Stefan Schaefer starring Augie Tulba, just elected to the Honolulu CityContinue reading “Honolulu Magazine | What To Watch At HIFF”
We’re honored to have Barry Wurst of Hawai’i Film Critics Society gives his thoughts on Aloha Surf Hotel. http://hifilmcriticssociety.org/aloha-surf-hotel Highlights“This locally made independent film, beautifully shot on Maui by Dan Hersey and flush with local talent, is an underdog comedy with a warm center.” “…a winning performance by Tulba, whose forceful comic persona is wellContinue reading “Review | Hawai’i Film Critics Society | Barry Wurst II”
Our Director, Stefan Schaefer, sits down with David Glenn Taylor and discusses the process of writing a script and then bringing that script to life. DAVID GLENN TAYLOR. Infinitely curious, David has traveled the world and spent considerable time in indigenous communities in Alaska and the American Southwest. He has worked as a creative directorContinue reading “Stefan Schaefer Interview w/ David Glenn Taylor | The Voyagers Podcast”
Good news for everyone on O’ahu. Aloha Surf Hotel will be screening at Consolidated Theaters Mililani! Get your tickets through Hawai’i International Film Festival and enjoy 93 minutes of what critics are calling “an underdog comedy with a warm center.” Admission: General $14 Military, Senior, Student, Child $12 BUY TICKETS WHEN: Fri, Nov 20, 2020Continue reading “HIFF | Limited Screening | Consolidated Theaters Mililani”
Aron Medeiros gives his review of Aloha Surf for Maui Watch. “Much of what works so well is the comedy written by Schaefer. A lot of his jokes and dialogue is made up of local slang but is still easy enough to understand. Schaefer’s comedy is brilliantly spat out through hilarious one-liners after another, asContinue reading “Maui Watch | A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews”
How did you end up on the set of Aloha Surf Hotel? I’ve known Stefan ever since I first moved to the island of Maui. I would bump into him at different island film industry events and had followed his work, and I’ve always been a big fan. I would regularly run into him duringContinue reading “Brad Starks | Second Assistant Director”
Star of Aloha Surf Hotel, Augie T, on the cover of Maui Time Magazine: August 2019. Learn about life on set and the spirit of our local made film. “It’s the story of a local guy going through ups and downs in life. He also helps as much as he can: mentally, physically. In soContinue reading “The Cover of Maui Time”
#HIFF40 | World Premiere
Augie T plays an ex surf pro forced to take a job at a beachfront hotel teaching obnoxious tourists how to surf. Soon he’s the tennis pro, the yoga instructor, the handyman – he might even be key to saving this family-run, Hawaiian-owned hotel.
Co-stars Include: Branscombe Richmond, Daniella Monet, Shawn Mokuahi Garnett, & many more local faces.
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