For love, for family, for freedom.
by John Fusco, starring Jason Scott Lee, Henry Ian Cusick, Lindsay Watson and Johnathon Schaech.
1893. The Hawaiian Kingdom has been overthrown by a Western power just as an outbreak of leprosy engulfs the tropical paradise. The new government orders all Native Hawaiians suspected of having the foreign disease banished permanently to a remote colony on the island of Moloka’i that is known as ‘the island of the living grave’. When a local cowboy named Ko’olau and his young son Kalei contract the dreaded disease, they refuse to allow their family to be separated, sparking an armed clash with brutal white island authorities that will make Ko’olau and his wife, Pi’ilani heroes for the ages.
Based on real-life historical events as told through the memoirs of Pi’ilani herself.
Directed by David L. Cunningham (To End All Wars) and written
by John Fusco (Young Guns, Thunderheart, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Hidalgo), with dialogue predominantly in the Native
Hawaiian language, The Wind and the Reckoning brings to cinematic life an inspiring story set against a dark
and painful period in Hawai’i’s history.
The Wind and the Reckoning stars Jason Scott Lee (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, The Jungle Book),
Lindsay Marie Anuhea Watson (Finding ‘Ohana, One Million Dolla), Henry Ian Cusick (“Lost,” “Scandal”),
Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do!, “Ray Donovan”), Kahiau Perreira, Hoku Pavao Jones, Mark
Medeiros (Go for Broke, “Magnum P.I.”) and Ron Yuan (“Sons of Anarchy,” Mulan). The producers are
Dale Johnson (The Lost City of Z, Pawn Sacrifice), Angela Laprete (“Hawaii Five-0,” Hanalei Bay) David L Cunningham and John Fusco. Co-producers
are Wainani Young Tomich (1st A.D. “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” “Magnum P.I.”),
Erika Hoveland (Anchor Baby) and Joel Angyal (Midori in Hawaii, The Heart of Man). Executive producers are
Lorenzo Clonfero, Noah Hamilton (Soul Surfer, The Tiger Rising) Peter M. Lenkov (“Magnum P.I.,”
“Hawaii Five-O”), Mike Frank, Nicolle Nietz, Annette Cama, Angelina Danielle Cama, Georgina Lightning