Netflix has dropped the first trailer for its upcoming family film, FINDING ‘OHANA. After the success of We Can Be Heroes last month, this will be the first family movie on Netflix this year. The film will arrive on January 29 on Netflix worldwide.
Director by Jude Weng (Young Sheldon and The Good Place), the movie plot is described as, A summer in rural Oahu takes an exciting turn for two Brooklyn-raised siblings when a journal pointing to long-lost treasure sets them on an epic adventure with new friends and leads them to reconnect with their Hawaiian heritage.
Written by Christina Strain (The Magicians and Shadow & Bone), the cast of the film includes Kea Peahu, Alex Aiono, Lindsay Watson, Owen Vaccaro, Kelly Hu, Ke Huy Quan, Marc Evan Jackson, Ricky Garcia, Ryan Higa, Mapuana Makia, Brad Kalilimoku, X Mayo, Kyndra Sanchez
Ian Bryce (Transformers Franchise) is the producer alongside Irene Yeung and JJ Hook as executive producers and Katie Malott associate produce.
The film joins Netflix’s growing slate of live-action family films featuring kids and teens, which includes the 2019 comedy Tall Girl, directed by Nzingha Stewart (Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things) and produced by Wonderland as well as 2020 films Feel the Beat, directed by Elissa Down (The Honor List) and starring Sofia Carson; The Main Event directed by Jay Karas (Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife, Break Point) and produced in partnership with WWE Studios; We Can Be Heroes directed by Robert Rodriguez; The Sleepover directed by Trish Sie (Pitch Perfect, Step Up All In); and A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting directed by Rachel Talalay (Dr. Who, Sherlock, Tank Girl).
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