He also heartily thanked the Garden Island Arts Council and its volunteer director, Carol Kouchi Yotsuda, for all the help in preparing for this night.
After seeing the film, movie-goers questioned in the lobby seemed to have a common thread among their comments.
“It was fun, local and had lots of life,” said Judy Shabert.
“I loved it,” said Jan Masukawa, and added, I laughed so hard I cried.”
Steve Fujii said, “I really enjoyed it.”
Jeremy Orbe-Smith said, “I like that there’s an industry in Hawai`i that’s being developed, that can support local talent.
Visiting from Ecuador, Mariana Orbe said, “It’s interesting because it promotes movies made in Hawai`i.”