A man steals the Hawaiian flag in hopes of raising it when the kingdom is restored.
- Ty Sanga
- Vince Keala Lucero
- Caleb Lucero
- Subject Matter
- Drama & Fiction
Hae Hawaiʻi is a historical fiction about one man's bold journey to steal the Hawaiian flag during the annexation of the Territory of Hawaiʻi. The territorial officers have been placed on high alert and ordered to mute any trace of protest. Micah Kumu, a young Hawaiian man who is devoted to the Queen and raised by the bible, painfully watches the Hawaiian flag be lowered and the American flag be raised at ʻIolani Palace. As the ceremony continues, Micah slips past businessmen, sugar planters, and territorial officers on his way to the flag, but he is finally apprehended by a Hawaiian officer.
Ty Sanga - Director/Producer
Ty Sanga's wonderful Hawaiian language film, Stones, screened at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in 2011. His graceful depiction of the Hawaiian legend illustrates his authentic voice and visual style. Sanga's award-winning films have screened at numerous film festivals around the world.
Sanga is a storyteller, a talented director and a man with a message. He participated in the Sundance Native Lab Fellowship with his feature film After Mele starring Jason Scott Lee and a stable of up in coming Hawaiian actors. His TV show Family Ingredients won an Emmy in 2014 and Season Two just broadcast in 2017 on public television. His latest feature documentary, Visions in the Dark: The Life of Pinky Thompson, premiered at the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival and aired on PBS in 2017.
Caleb Lucero - Producer
Caleb Lucero is a Native Hawaiian independent film producer born and raised on the island of O'ahu. As an alumnus of Kamehameha Schools he is driven by a deep desire to perpetuate and accurately portray the Native Hawaiian culture thru film, television and new media. His recent film projects include "Visions in the Dark: The Life of Pinky Thompson", and "The Haumana".
Keala Lucero - Cinematographer
The oldest of five brothers, Vince Kealaokalani Lucero grew up diving and surfing the oceans of West O'ahu. In 2007, Lucero teamed up with fellow filmmaker Scott Mason to form Co Creative Studios, one f the few local companies able to take a project from script to screen. Now, in its ninth year, Co Creative takes on numerous TV, commercial and film projects.
As a Native Hawaiian filmmaker, Lucero is committed to developing works from a unique and value-driven perspective. His passion is telling the stories of this land and people through art. His mission, to produce works that positively influence the way people think about their impact on environment, their communities and themselves.