10.01.2019

Jude Weng to direct Netflix's 'Finding Ohana'

Screenwriter Christina Strain's Hawaii-set feature is "a Goonies style adventure starring all Datas."


Jude Weng, Christina Strain and the cast of 'Finding Ohana'

Netflix has nabbed the rights to director Jude Weng's feature film debut, the Hawaii-set family adventure Finding Ohana, with newcomers Kea Peahu and Alex Aiono leading a large ensemble of Hawaiian and Asian actors.

Finding Ohana follows two Brooklyn siblings whose summer in a rural Oahu town takes an exciting turn when a journal pointing to long-lost treasure sets them on an adventure, leading them to reconnect with their Hawaiian heritage. According to screenwriter Christina Strain, it's "a Goonies style adventure starring all Datas."

Read this great Twitter thread, in which Strain explains why and how this project came together:












Amazing.

The cast also includes Marc Evan Jackson, Lindsay Watson, Owen Vaccaro, Kelly Hu, Ke Huy Quan(!!!), Ricky Garcia, Ryan Higa, Mapuana Makia, Brad Kalilimoku, X Mayo and Kyndra Sanchez.

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