LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Director Tim Chey's movie 'The Islands' is going on its 9th week in theaters.
Based on the true story of Chiefess Kapiolani who went into an active volcano in 1823 to demonstrate her faith in Christ. It's considered one of the greatest acts of courage by a world leader.
The critically-acclaimed film opened nationwide in theaters December 6, 2019 and is going on its 9th weekend. It was the 4th largest new release in the nation.
"People are telling me the showings are still packed," says Chey. "It's just a wonderful God-thing. We never dreamed we would have a national theater release especially during Christmas season."
Many theater-goers who have seen the film have said their lives were changed. "Saw the movie last night," said one who went. "Beautiful message of love and salvation."
Another said, "I just went to see it. I know it's a true story. I cried throughout the movie. So moving and touching."
The film will be released on VOD in June 2020 and will reach 60 million homes worldwide through the top platforms including Direct TV, ATT, Comcast, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Hulu, et al. The film is also being included in lineups at the Berlin Film Market, Cannes, American Film Market among others.
The film stars a 98% Hawaiian/Polynesian cast and Oscar-Award winning actress Mira Sorvino and John Savage.
Tim Chey will direct the sequel of 'The Islands' which starts filming this June. The film entitled "The Islands: Betrayal" is based on the true story of the last Hawaiian queen and the annexation of Hawaii in 1898.
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