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‘The Islands’ hits theaters March 15, 2019

‘The Islands’ movie will hit theaters nationwide on March 15, 2019.

‘The Islands’ is based on the true story of a Hawaiian queen who found Christ over two hundred years ago and challenged the volcano god by going into the active volcano. It’s considered one of the greatest acts of moral courage by a world leader.

The film has been screening at premiers around the world with Chey introducing the film. He will be in Tokyo in early October showing the film and then on to Hong Kong.

Academy-Award winning actress Mira Sorvino plays one of the Boston missionaries to arrive into Hawaii in 1821. The film has received a lot of positive media attention for using Native Hawaiians/Polynesians in the lead roles.

“I was thrilled to work with Mira on this important film,” says Chey. “She was so courageous and even did her own stunt work in rescuing a villager in the rain and riding a horse.”

Sorvino, who has been in the news lately regarding Harvey Weinstein’s alleged blacklisting of the actress for refusing his sexual advances, was always at the top of Chey’s list to play Lucy Thornton.

“I hired Mira way before the Harvey thing broke out and was so sad to hear about how Mira was possibly blacklisted,” continues Chey. “There are too many rumor-mills in our industry and it’s very unfortunate that innocent people are swept up and grinded out.”

Sorvino also starred opposite Teuria Shanti Napa, Ricky Sua’ava, Malia Marquez, Michael Camp, Lehi Makisi Falepapalangi, and legendary actor John Savage.

Chey also produced the faith-based movie ‘Freedom’ (Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Sharon Leal) that was shot on the Amistad and also produced and directed Sony Pictures ‘Slamma Jamma’ (Michael Irvin, Chris Staples) which had a national theater release on March 24, 2017. The film hit 502 theaters in 281 cities across the U.S.

“The Islands”

In Theaters March 2019


Chey’s official site: http://TimChey.org

Article on the Volcano and the film

Medium articles


October 30, 2018 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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