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Aloha Buttons

Aloha_Buttons_Teaser#1 from Chris Frank on Vimeo.

Chris Frank's homage to Friend and Surfing Legend, Buttons Kaluhiokalani...
Film is currently In Production.(12/1/15)
#1 in the MAN MYTH LEGEND Series.
ALOHA-BUTTONS (fair usage sample)

Aloha_Buttons_Teaser#1 from Chris Frank on Vimeo.

Chris Frank's homage to Friend and Surfing Legend, Buttons Kaluhiokalani...
Film is currently In Production.(12/1/15)
#1 in the MAN MYTH LEGEND Series.
ALOHA-BUTTONS (fair usage sample)

Buttons Kaluhiokalani was a Hawaiian surfer known worldwide as a pioneer of modern surfing. Buttons’ life-story is a prime example that truth is stranger than fiction. After a life of controversy and admiration by all he met, it was decided to make a documentary compiled of personal stories from friends, ohana (family) and fans about the Man, the Myth and the Legend of Buttons.

WHY:

In 2013, Director Chris Frank was struck with liver disease and was fighting for his life. Unbeknownst to Chris, his friend Buttons was also fighting his own battle with lung cancer. After being in a near-death coma for 10 weeks, Chris awoke in the Intensive Care Unit with an unexplained urge to reach out to his friend Buttons, to no avail. The very next day, he was informed of Buttons’ passing. That was the day Chris knew he had to make this documentary, it is the closest he’ll get to being able to say aloha to Buttons. Out of respect for ohana and friends, Chris waited a year before contacting any of Buttons’ loved ones. After making a plan for the film to benefit Button’s kids and the charities he cared about, Chris was given the blessings to proceed.

WHEN:

Right now! Principal-photography will be completed in December 2016. Post-production will begin in January 2017 and is estimated for 6 months. Then, we will have a premiere and tour the film at different festivals around the world!

HOW:

That’s where you come in. Making a film is not cheap. There’s no way around that. In order to make this film we’ll need to raise money for production and post-production costs. Making a feature film is not easy. If it was, everyone would be doing it. They are not, but motivations for this project run deep and sure.

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