Aunty Nona Beamer – Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love)

Aunty Nona Beamer – Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love)
A Film by Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier

Malama Ko Aloha - Aunty Nona Beamer


2014 Pele Award WinnerMohala Hou Foundation commissioned Emmy Award, Billboard Music, Na Hoku Hanohano Winner – Maui Filmmaker Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier of Jazz Alley TV and Hawaii On Networks to produce a documentary film on Aunty Nona Beamer, the first ever to be done of this legendary Hawaiian matriarch of the Beamer family. The Film: Aunty Nona Beamer-Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love) explores Aunty Nona in her own words, the journey of her life and her fight toward preserving, perpetuating and creating awareness of Hawaiian Culture.

It will serve to educate people around the world about traditional Hawaiian culture and how it can serve as a way of bringing people of all backgrounds together. Some of Hawai‘i’s most respected artists contribute in sharing their own stories and what Aunty Nona Beamer has achieved as being recognized as one of Hawai’i’s Treasures of Aloha.

Maui filmmaker Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier Brings home a 2014 American Advertising Federation Bronze Pele Award to Maui for his film Aunty Nona Beamer – Malama Ko Aloha, In the Cinema Advertising Movie Trailers category. The awards ceremony was held Saturday night at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki to a sold out crowd.

The First time for a Maui film to win in this category, Burgmaier directed & produced the film. It will have it’s official Maui screening at the 22nd annual celebration of the arts on Mother’s Day at the Ritz- Carlton Kapalua! The film also won am audience award at the Lana’i Film Festival and was selected for the Opening Night film at the 2014 Big Island Film Festival!

Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier
Jazz Alley TV, Inc. Networks
MauiFEST Hawai’i
Maui Reflection Films/Holoholo Films
PO Box 336 Makawao, Maui, HI 96768
Office 808-573-5530
Mobile 808-283-9070

American Advertising Federation
Moahala Hou Foundation


Big Island Film Festival 2012


Opening Night Film – World Premiere – May 24th 2012 at the Big Island Film Festival 2012

Big Island Film Festival at the Mauna Lani Resort Hawaii

Big Island Film Festival at Mauna Lani Resort

Welcome to the Big Island Film Festival at the Mauna Lani Resort Hawaii.
May 24-28, 2012.

At this year’s event you’ll experience brand new films, completed since January 2011. Following the Hawaiian tradition of storytelling, this “Talk Story” film festival screens narrative feature and short films from Hawai‘i and around the world. The something “special” is found in the story and compelling characters created by independent filmmakers.

The Festival takes place in several locations within Mauna Lani Resort, located on the sunny Kohala Coast on the Island’s west side. The resort is approximately 40 minutes from Kona International Airport. Within the resort, events occur at The Shops at Mauna Lani and The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i.

Every year is a unique experience that residents and visitors share. Hawaiian culture and music is infused throughout this event wrapping the entire experience in the spirit of Aloha.

Daytime films: Friday-Sunday in two hour blocks at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i
Free Family films: Thursday-Sunday evenings 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Shops at Mauna Lani
Festival Films (through R rating): Friday-Sunday, Double feature & short films 7:30-11:30 p.m. at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i Plantation Estate
New Meet the Stars Reception: Friday
Celebrity Receptions & Salutes: Saturday & Sunday
Filmmaker Workshops: Thursday at The Shops at Mauna Lani (advance registration required)
Awards Brunch, Monday (reservations required)
Best of the Fest Hawaiian concert followed by audience choice feature and short film: Monday at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i Plantation Estate

We have a wide selection of pricing options to suit any budget and any time schedule, from $7 for daytime films to $400 for an all-inclusive Ali‘i Pass.

There are general admission tickets, Kama‘aina discounts, and Keiki tickets (children 6-12 years old).

Daytime films $7.00, Keiki & Kama‘aina $5.00
Festival films $15.00, Kama‘aina $10.00
Family Films (2 hours nightly Thursday-Sunday) FREE
Best of the Fest Concert & films (pre-sale price) $35, Kama‘aina $25, Keiki $10. $5 more at the door
Social events have limited public tickets beginning at $35.00

Passes are also available:
Talk Story Film Pass
All films every day including Best of the Fest: $100 per person
Ali‘i Pass
All inclusive films & social events: $400.
Includes the Mayor’s Welcome Reception for Filmmakers & Celebrity guests
(not available by ticket).
Weekend Talk Story Film Pass
Saturday afternoon through Best of the Fest: $60.00
Saturday Film Pass
All films shown on Saturday: $25.00
Thursday Filmmaker Workshops: $50 each
Pre-registration required. Not included in any Pass. See workshop page for details


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