Hawaii

A Film by Jesús del Cerro

Synopsis

Andrei and his father Vasile live in the communist Romania. Unexpectedly, they receive news from Petrus, Vasile´s brother who was assumed dead after an escape attempt years before.

Petrus was living in Hawaii all this time and on his death has left Andrei and Vasile a large legacy. They cannot inherit it, however, as the concept of private property does not exist in communist Romania.

The only alternative left to them is to try and claim their inheritance via a free country.

Director

  • Picture of Jesús del Cerro © Jesús del Cerro

    Jesús del Cerro

    A director, writer and producer, Jesús del Cerro starts working in 1995 at Globo Media, directing and producing several successful TV series: Medico de familia (Family Doctor) 1995- 1999, Policías (Policemen), Más que amigos (More than Friends), Compañeros (Companions) and Mis adorables Vecinos (My adorable neighbours). From 2003 till 2005 he was the creator, director and executive producer of Un paso adelante (One step forward), which rapidly became a total success all over the world being the best sold Spanish TV series abroad (more than 60 countries).
    In 2005 he started to work outside Spain, starting in Argentina where he wrote and directed El show de Candi-dos (Candi-dos’s show) and continuing in Romania where he directed and produced an adaptation of the series Un paso Adelante (One step forward).
    In 2007 he directed Carlitos y el campo de los sueños (Carlitos and the chance of a lifetime) one of the most praised films both in festivals (London, Frankfurt, Seattle, Giffoni Film Festival - the most important children's film festival in the world, where it won Best Film & Audience Award), and in movie theaters.
    2008 was the year when he returned to direct in Romania: Contra timp (The Countdown) and Contra timp 2 (The Countdown 2), followed by Ho Ho Ho (2009-the first Christmas movie in Romania), The Godmother (2011), S-a furat Mireasa (The bride was stolen, 2012), Ho Ho Ho 2 (2012), Mamaia (Grandma, 2013).
    During 2013 and 2014 he shot in Romania and Spain the documentary Sunt Insarcinata, in Romania (Pregnant, in Romania) – a film that had the premiere in 2016 in Astra film festival. Same year, a film that he co-produced, Doua Lozuri (Two lottery tickets) became the highest-grossing film for 2016 in Romania.
    His most recent completed fiction film, Hawaii, had its premiere in 2018, casting several of the most beloved Romanian actors - Dragos Bucur, Cristina Flutur and Andi Vasluianu.
    Currently, he is in post-production with his first American film – Attraction to Paris, and in development with another - The Bee Shepherd.

Awards + Festivals

  • *SPECIAL JURY MENTION FEATURE FILM* *SPECIAL JURY MENTION FEATURE FILM CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    13th South East European Film Festival (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA) April 26, 2018
  • * BEST ACTOR AWARD TO DRAGOS BUCUR BY THE INTERNATIONAL YOUNG JURY*
    3rd South East European Film Festival (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany) May 25, 2018
  • 2nd LANETT CITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lanett, AL, USA)September 7, 2018
  • 2nd NEW DELHI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)September 22, 2018
  • 19th KERRY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kerry, Ireland)October 17, 2018
  • 40th CINEMED - MONTPELLIER MEDITERRANEAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montpellier, France)October 19, 2018
  • 7th EVOLUTION MALLORCA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Spain)October 25, 2018
  • 12th ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL - MUNICH FILM MUSEUM (Official Selection, Germany)November 11, 2018
  • 6th BORREGO SPRINGS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Borrego Springs, USA)January 17, 2019
  • *BEST FEATURE FILM* *BEST DIRECTOR* *BEST ACTOR* *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    1st INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF SRIGANGANAGAR (Official Selection, Sriganganagar, India)January 19, 2019
  • 9th QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)February 14, 2019
  • 4th INDIE-LINCS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lincolnshire, UK)February 14, 2019
  • 11th CRYSTAL PALACE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)March 5, 2019
  • 5th FELACOS - FESTIVAL DE LARGOS Y CORTOS DE SANTIAGO (Official Selection, Santiago, Región Metropolit, Chile)March 7, 2019
  • BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
    25th SAN LUIS OBISPO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Luis Obispo, California)March 13, 2019
  • 6th TORINO UNDERGROUND CINEFEST (Official Selection, Turin, Italy)March 24, 2019
  • 3rd DEEP IN THE HEART FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Waco, TX, USA)March 28, 2019
  • *BEST ACTOR*
    18th TIBURON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tiburon, CA, USA)April 12, 2019
  • 8th JULIEN DUBUQUE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dubuque, IA, USA)April 28, 2019
  • 14th HARLEM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)May 16, 2019
  • 14th HOBOKEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Greenwood, NY, USA)May 17, 2019
  • CCAS - VISIONS SOCIALES FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Napoule, France)May 18, 2019
  • 4th LONDON INTERNATIONAL MOTION PICTURES AWARDS (Official Selection, London, UK)May 22, 2019
  • 3rd SOUTHERN CONE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FICCSUR (Official Selection, Valparaiso, Chile)May 23, 2019
  • *BEST ACTOR* *BEST FILM*
    4th CALELLA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Calella, Spain)June 21, 2019
  • 3rd SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO FILM FEST (Official Selection, Santiago del Estero, Argentina)June 25, 2019
  • 1st PETERHOF FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation)June 28, 2019
  • 40th DURBAN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Durban, South Africa)July 18, 2019
  • 4th BE EPIC! LONDON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)August 2, 2019
  • 7th ALBUQUERQUE FILM & MUSIC EXPERIENCE (Official Selection, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)September 24, 2019

Crew

Director
Jesús del Cerro
Screenplay
Jesús del Cerro, Manuel Feijóo Aragón, Beatriz González Cruz, Ruxandra Ghitescu
Producer
Dragos Bucur, Jesús del Cerro
Director of Photography
Tudor Vladimir Panduru
Art Direction
Calin Papura
Costume Design
Ana Ioneci
Sound
Florian Titus Ardelean
Editor
Ovidiu Vacaru
Sound Design
Florian Tabacaru
Music
Juan Carlos Cuello

Details

Running Time
116 minutes
Shooting Format
Digital 2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
Scope, 1:2.39
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANIES

SC ACTORIEDEFILM.RO COMPANY SRL
Temisana St., No.23, Apt.3, Sector 1
010792, Bucharest, Romania
inscriere@actoriedefilm.ro

STUDIO INDIE PRODUCTIONS
Jesús del Cerro – producer
info@studioindie.com

DIRECTOR

Jesús del Cerro
delcerro.jesus@gmail.com