Sedona News – Lynmar Entertainment and Kona-based director David L. Cunningham of the award-winning made-in-Hawai’i indie film, “The Wind & The Reckoning,” has announced screenings for the Sedona International Film Festival in West Sedona, Arizona on Sunday, February 19th at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre at 10:00 a.m., and on Tuesday, February 21st at the Harkins Sedona 6 Theatre at 4:10 p.m. This will be the first time the film has been shown in Arizona state. Last year, the film finished a successful run across the state of Hawai’i with multiple sold-out screenings, and most recently won the Audience Choice Award and the Best Feature Film award in Anchorage, Alaska. The film has also received the Made In Hawai’i Award for Feature Film at the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF42) in November 2022.
About The Wind & The Reckoning
Based on historical events as told through the memoirs of Pi’ilani, the historical film stars actors Jason Scott Lee (Mulan, The Jungle Book), Lindsay Anuhea Watson (Finding ‘Ohana), Henry Ian Cusick (Lost, Scandal), and newcomer, Kahiau Perreira. Among the film highlights is that the majority of the film is spoken in ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i. Currently, on the film festival circuit, “The Wind & The Reckoning” has been sweeping up awards. Most recently, the film received the Audience Award and the Best Narrative Feature Award at the Anchorage Film Festival in Alaska, Hawaii International Film Festival’s (HIFF42) Made In Hawaii Award for Feature Film, and in Hollywood, was honored with the Ambassador of Culture award from the Garifuna Indigenous International Film Festival. Additional awards bestowed on the film also include the Audience Choice Feature Award and the Kumeyaay Award (usually reserved to recognize Native American films) at the San Diego Film Festival. It also won eight awards at the Boston Film Festival, including Best Film, Best Screenplay (John Fusco), Best Director (David L. Cunningham), Best Actress (Lindsay Anuhea Watson), Best Cinematography (Scott Lee Mason), Best Story/Best Editing (Kyle Gilbertson), and Best Ensemble Cast.
About David L. Cunningham (Film Director, Pray For Rain Pictures)
Hawai’i island resident David L. Cunningham is an international filmmaker known for striking visuals, authentic performances, and dynamic subject matters. For more than two decades, Cunningham has directed big-budget studio films (Fox, Disney, ABC), experimental and pioneering independent features, and hard-hitting documentaries. His film, The Wind & The Reckoning, marks the fourth feature that the proud graduate from Konawaena High School has produced and directed, after helping to pioneer indie filmmaking in Hawai’i with his first film, Beyond Paradise, in the late ‘90s. Cunningham is best known for the gritty WW2 drama, To End All Wars (20th Century Fox), and the Primetime Emmy Winning miniseries on ABC, Path to 9/11, considered a breakthrough in the miniseries format.
About Lynmar Entertainment
Founded by producers Dale Johnson and Erika Hoveland, Lynmar Entertainment is an independent entertainment development, production, and finance company dedicated to producing purpose-driven feature films and television. Subsidiaries include MICA Entertainment and Lynmar Films. In addition to The Wind & The Reckoning (2022), Lynmar has previously released The Lost City of Z (2016), The Hollow Point (2016), Before I Wake (2016), Mojave (2015), Pawn Sacrifice (2014), The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014), In the Blood (2014), Oculus (2013), and Stuck in Love (2012).