St. Damien Film to Screen at Honolulu Film Festival in April-Damien making a Difference, God making a Saint has been chose as one of 41 films that will screen in Honolulu on April 25, 2010

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(March 17, 2010, La Verne, Ca) Honolulu International Film Festival has announced that the independent film, Damien making a Difference, God making a Saint, will screen during their festival on April 25, 2010 at 1:15 p.m. The film is one of only 41 films that were selected for this year’s film festival. All official selections are presented with the Gold Kahuna Award in Filmmaking. All other awards are announced at the Closing Awards Ceremony at the Festival.

The Festival is being held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa located at 2005 Kalia Road in Honolulu, Hawaii. Information about obtaining tickets to the screening is available at the festival website,


Damien making a Difference, God making a Saint was produced by Premier Image Productions, in association with The Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary USA West Secular Branch and was directed by Jennifer Hoge. This is Jennifer’s first independent film as a writer, director, and editor. The film is the story of Damien of Molokai, a priest of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, told through his own words, narration, and commentary.

Fr. Damien was canonized a Saint by the Catholic Church on October 11, 2009. The voice of Damien is played by well-known comedian and actor, Tom Wilson, best known for his work as Biff in the Back to the Future Trilogy. The narrator is Mike Laponis, a professor from the University of La Verne in California. Three priests from the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary USA West, provide the commentary.

The Honolulu Film Festival is a crossroads of the world, bridging the gap between East and West and held annually on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. Surrounded by the sparkling Pacific and spectacular scenery, the Honolulu Film Festival recognizes outstanding achievement in filmmaking from around the world. It is our mission to showcase the finest independent cinema the world has to offer while helping to advance the careers of promising filmmakers by providing a platform through which their talents can be recognized.

The Honolulu Film Festival offers a variety of film screenings, special Hawaiian premieres, celebrity tributes, interactive panel discussions, a screenplay competition, a filmmaker reception luau, as well as a closing award ceremony and brunch. This year’s festival will showcase Feature Films, Documentaries, Short Films, Foreign Films, Hawaiian Films, Action Sports Films, Music Videos, Experimental Films, Television Pilots, Environmental Films, and more.