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A seasoned Special Forces officer arrives in Hawaii to fulfill a dream for his best friend that was killed in action. However, turning a piece of property located in a seedy part of O'ahu into Mixed Martial Arts Academy brings problems involving racism, a forbidden relationship, and the notorious Yakuza.

  • Edo Natasha
    Director
  • Edo Natasha
    Writer
  • Quantae Love
    Writer
    Endangered Species
  • Richard Braunskill
    Writer
  • James Harber
    Writer
  • Edo Natasha
    Producer
  • Quantae Love
    Producer
    Endangered Species, Pretty Dead, Fast Lane to Malibu, The Big Hustle, Life
  • Bianca Grace Tubolino
    Producer
  • Tyler J. Bishoff
    Producer
  • Kristen Labiano
    Producer
  • Valerie Joseph
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Action, Martial Arts, Drama, Romance, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 40 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 17, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Japanese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • San Diego Black Film Festival
    San Diego
    United States
    January 29, 2016
    Best Drama
  • Pan African Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 8, 2016
  • International Filmmaker of World Cinema in London Film Festival
    London
    February 22, 2016
    Best Feature Film
  • Charlotte Black Film Festival
    Charlotte
    United States
    April 8, 2016
    North Carolina Premiere
    Best Director and Best Lead Actor
  • WorldFest Houston International Film Festival
    Honolulu
    United States
    April 12, 2016
    Texas Premiere
    Platinum REMI Award for First Feature, Gold REMI Award for Lead Actor
  • INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PAN AFRICAIN DE CANNES
    Cannes
    France
    April 20, 2016
    France Premiere
  • Big Island Film Festival At Farmont Orchad
    Koa
    United States
    May 27, 2016
    Big Island Premiere
  • Honolulu Film Festival
    Honolulu
    United States
    Best Hawaii Film
  • Honolulu African American Film Festival
    Honolulu
    United States
    March 6, 2016
    Closing Night Film
Director Biography - Edo Natasha

Born and raised in Indonesia, Edo Natasha served in the US Army after college graduation in order to secure and pursue his dream as a household name director on screen and stage.

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