Princess Kaiulani

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Set against the dramatic island backdrop of Hawaii and based on the inspiring true story, Princess Kaiulani is a breathtaking romance about an unlikely heroine and her unwavering fight to defend the independence of her people. In1888, Hawaii was a... read more
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Set against the dramatic island backdrop of Hawaii and based on the inspiring true story, Princess Kaiulani is a breathtaking romance about an unlikely heroine and her unwavering fight to defend the independence of her people. In1888, Hawaii was a paradise teetering on the brink of civil unrest. The tide had turned against the long-incumbent royal family, under the malevolent influence of a rebel party with links to the American government. Within months, the Palace was overthrown, and the royals exiled. Among them was the beautiful Princess Kaiulani. Scarcely 13 years old, she was separated from her family and her homeland and for her own safety, sent to a climate and a country that couldn't be more different from Hawaii - Victorian England. Coming to terms with her fate, Kaiulani underwent a harsh and testing education that equipped her with a sense of honor, duty and pride. What's more, she fell in love, with the spirited and rebellious young Englishman, Clive Davies. Emerging from her childhood, and inspired by her blossoming romance, Kaiulani realized she had to bring an end to the injustices suffered by her people and set to sail for America, to meet President Grover Cleveland, to prove that she and her people were not the "barbarians" portrayed by the American press. Princess Kaiulani combines the profound natural beauty of Hawaii with the sweeping romance of a classic Merchant Ivory epic.

Original Release

05/14/2010

US Release

05/14/2010

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Cast

Will Patton Sanford Dole / Sanford B. Dole
Barry Pepper Lorrin Thurston / Thurston
Q'Orianka Kilcher Princess Ka'iulani
Shaun Evans Clive Davies
Jimmy Yuill Archie Cleghorn
Leo Anderson Akana Queen (Lydia) Lili'uokalani
Ocean Kaowili King Kalákaua
Kamuela Kalilikane Mamane
Kimo Kalilikane Kalehua
Esmond Chung Nahinu
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Marc Forby

Writers

Marc Forby, Robert Payne

Cast

Will Patton Sanford Dole / Sanford B. Dole
Barry Pepper Lorrin Thurston / Thurston
Q'Orianka Kilcher Princess Ka'iulani
Shaun Evans Clive Davies
Jimmy Yuill Archie Cleghorn
Leo Anderson Akana Queen (Lydia) Lili'uokalani
Ocean Kaowili King Kalákaua
Kamuela Kalilikane Mamane
Kimo Kalilikane Kalehua
Esmond Chung Nahinu
Reupena Paopao Sheck Koa
Keith Barry U.S. Marine
Brian Hayes Currie Morgan
Ka'alaka'iopono Faurot (Keiki) Ka'iulani
Chandler Gines Hawaiian Girl
Geoff Heise Waterhouse
Love Hodel Smith
Jay Lembeck Premier Gibson
Vince Keala Lucero Captain Nowlein
Jean Simon Mrs. Collum

Producers

Jeffrey K.D. Au Executive Producer
Leilani Estioko Forby Executive Producer
Charlotte Walls Executive Producer
Wanda Watumull Executive Producer
Lauri Apelian Producer
Marc Forby Producer
Ricardo S. Galindez Producer
William 'Chico' Powell Producer
Nigel Thomas Producer
Roy Tjioe Producer

Editors

Beverley Mills

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