HOLDOUT

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Directed by: Brian L. Tan "BLT" 2016 | 23 min.

Section: Made in Hawaii Shorts

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere

Film Website

Countries: United States

Languages: English, Japanese, Tagalog, with English subtitles

Genres: Action, Biography, Drama, War


Synopsis

HOLDOUT is based off the true story of a Japanese WWII Lieutenant who got left behind on an island in South East Asia after the war. He never got the memo that the war ended so he kept on fighting and only surrendered in the 1970s, nearly 30 years after the war ended.

Our film is a gritty, dark dramatization of another soldier who didn't surrender when he encounters an American tourist from the modern world. It is also a character study on how people are neither good nor bad, but sometimes perpetrate evil because it is sometimes so ingrained in their way of life that they can't bear to lose the sense of purpose it gives them.

Screenings

Friday, November 11 6:00 PM Dole Cannery A Date Passed
Plays with:  MADE IN HAWAII SHORTS LEAF MINERS: A NOTE FROM THE EDGE OF CONSERVATION
THE BONE OF A WHALE
MIRAGE
PHASES OF MAHINA
HO'OMAU
Saturday, November 12 12:30 PM Regal Kapolei Date Passed
Plays with:  MADE IN HAWAII SHORTS LEAF MINERS: A NOTE FROM THE EDGE OF CONSERVATION
THE BONE OF A WHALE
MIRAGE
PHASES OF MAHINA
HO'OMAU
Sunday, November 13 10:45 AM Dole Cannery C Date Passed
Plays with:  MADE IN HAWAII SHORTS LEAF MINERS: A NOTE FROM THE EDGE OF CONSERVATION
THE BONE OF A WHALE
MIRAGE
PHASES OF MAHINA
HO'OMAU
Saturday, November 19 12:00 PM Kauai Waimea Theater Date Passed
Plays with:  MADE IN HAWAII SHORTS LEAF MINERS: A NOTE FROM THE EDGE OF CONSERVATION
THE BONE OF A WHALE
MIRAGE
PHASES OF MAHINA
HO'OMAU
Sunday, November 20 12:00 PM Hilo Palace Theater Date Passed
Plays with:  MADE IN HAWAII SHORTS LEAF MINERS: A NOTE FROM THE EDGE OF CONSERVATION
THE BONE OF A WHALE
MIRAGE
PHASES OF MAHINA
HO'OMAU

Cast & Crew

Director Brian L. Tan "BLT"
Producer Angela Laprete, Chris Pluchar, Brian L Tan "BLT"
Cast Wesley John, Ajax Maharlika, Toshi Toda, Mick Tolbert, Joji Yoshida
Cinematographer Vince Lucero, Graham Robbins
Editor Gabriel Montoya
Writer Christina Burlison
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