HONOLULU (Aug. 14, 2012) — Island Film Group announced that its independent feature film “4 Wedding Planners,” formerly known as “KNOTS,” directed by Michael Kang and written by and starring Hawaii’s own Kimberly-Rose Wolter, will be available via Video On Demand throughout the United States and Canada
In the UN-romantic comedy, “4 Wedding Planners,” stars matriarch Miriam (Illeana Douglas) is three times divorced, with one daughter born from each husband. What ensues is a recipe for comical family strife as the daughters finally reach the breaking point of addressing feelings repressed thanks to mom’s poor choices in men.
When eldest daughter Lily (Kimberly Rose-Wolter) rejects her boyfriend’s marriage proposal, she decides to return home to Hawaii for family support. It turns out the family is having troubles of their own – their wedding planning business is being run into the ground by Lily’s two half-sisters Twinny (Mia Riverton) and Hoku (Janel Parrish).
It’s left to Lily to get things on the right track. If things couldn’t get worse, Lily’s ex-boyfriend Kai (Sung Kang) enters the picture, as does a surprise reveal that makes reconciliation no easy matter.
Written by and starring Kimberly-Rose Wolter (“Tre”) and directed by Michael Kang (“The Motel”), and produced by Island Film Group (“Princess Ka`iulani,” “Soul Surfer”), “4 Wedding Planners” is a charming “UN-romantic comedy” filmed on location in Hawai‘i. It is available online including iTunes and Amazon.
Also starring Illeana Douglas (“Cape Fear” and television’s “Entourage”), Sung Kang (“The Fast & The Furious”), Mia Riverton (“Red Doors”) and Janel Parrish (“Bratz: The Movie” and television’s “Pretty Little Liars”), “4 Wedding Planners” is a witty take on the lives and loves of a family of Honolulu wedding planners.
Island Film Group’s Roy Tjioe and Ricardo Galindez – the same team that produced independent feature films such as “Princess Ka`iulani,” “Soul Surfer,” as well as television’s “Beyond the Break” – played an instrumental role in bringing the filming of “4 Wedding Planners” to locations across Oahu. “4 Wedding Planners” also features an original score by renowned ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro and showcases songs by such beloved local artists as Na Leo Pilimehana, John Cruz, Anuhea, Makana, Paula Fuga, Olomana, Willie K, Kepa Kruse and Eric Gilliom.
“We’re proud to present another film about Hawaii and life in the islands. 4 Wedding Planners takes a light hearted look at a wedding planning business run by a mom and three hapa daughters from three different dads, focusing on their relationships with each other and the men in their lives. We’re sure it will resonate with audiences everywhere and especially among local folks,” added Roy Tjioe of Island Film Group.
Wolter, who made her writing debut with the feature film “Tre,” was born and raised in Manoa. A graduate of Mid-Pacific Institute (Mid-Pac), Wolter was a member of their first graduating class to complete the Mid-Pacific School of the Arts program, where she took her first writing class. Wolter attended the University of Hawaii and went on to complete her education at the University of Southern California. She was joined on the “4 Wedding Planners” set by fellow Hawaii-born cast-mate Janel Parrish in this local production that shares an international message with wry humor and Island-style charm.
“4 Wedding Planners” is a production of Island Film Group (through Knots Productions) and Redhead Productions.
Island Film Group is a Hawai‘i-based entertainment production and financing company. Through its related companies, Island Film Group works with local, national and international filmmakers to develop and produce film and television projects in and about Hawai‘i for domestic and international distribution. www.islandfilmgroup.com