Coproduction Deal for ACM Professor

Dec 2, 2016 | Announcements, Front Page

ACM Professor Lands Major Deal For Second Feature

Award-winning ACM Professor Vilsoni Hereniko was recently featured in an article on the website of the State of Hawaii’s Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) about his upcoming feature film “Until The Dolphin Flies”, which Hereniko is teaming up with Australian producer Trish Lake (“Early Winter”), and New Zealand producer Catherine Fitzgerald (“The Orator”) to coproduce. The film will begin production in early 2018.

“Until the Dolphin Flies,” is a story about a Marshallese man evicted from his land, who struggles to control his anger until a collision of cultural values over a wounded dolphin opens his shell of fear, and propels him to a new journey of self-discovery and healing. Based on the award-winning novel, “Melal,” by Robert Barclay, this will be Hereniko’s second feature film. His first, “The Land Has Eyes,” premiered at Sundance, and screened at more than 30 film festivals around the world.

Click below to read the full article on DBEDT’s website:


Creative Lab Hawaii – Producers Immersive Fellow, Vilsoni Hereniko, and His Motion-Picture, “Until the Dolphin Flies,” Lands Major Coproduction Deal