Sharks eat Hawaiian tourists on a daily basis. In fact, it’s in the travel brochure: “Come to Hawaii…and get eaten by a shark!” Man, how can you turn down an offer like that? (I wonder if the vacation package also includes an authentic Hawaiian luau and a tour of the Dole™ pineapple factory? That’d be sweet if it did.)
But during tourist season, Hawaiian sharks may be fat and glutted on sun-block smeared mainlanders, so you’ll have to rely on Makua Charley, a wereshark, to give your vacation some bite. In the indie movie of the same title being filmed in Hawaii right now, this ancient Hawaiian legend comes out of the sea and eats your face clean off, because that’s what ancient legends do. This means you don’t have to go in the water to be eaten by a shark, thereby not getting your hair wet and poisonous clams in your bathing suit.
There is a problem, however. Makua Charley, scheduled for release in September of 2013 (that’s way too long – I wanna see it NOW), will only be completed if the filmmakers raise enough fins to cover filming costs/ambulance rides. They’re only asking to raise $7,777.04 (I added the four cents to cover my costs of promoting their cause.) As of this writing, they’ve raised $2,405.02. (I threw in my two cents worth.) That’s good, but not good enough – the film only has until May 26, 2012 to scare up the rest or this fish is dead in the water. Here’s why you should donate to their Kickstarter campaign:
“Folks are disappearing from the Shark’s Cove youth hostel on the North Shore of O’ahu. When young and innocent Karen Palmer visits for a two week vacation, she meets a handsome and charming local boy named Charley. He promises to show her some sights “off the normal tourist path”.
Karen finds herself irresistibly drawn to her mysterious tour guide. Unfortunately, Charley is the embodiment of an ancient Polynesian curse, and he’s torn between his basic human nature and his predatory killer instincts. Makua Charley is a feeding frenzy of horror set amidst the gently swaying palm trees of idyllic Hawaii. In this paradise turned to hell, the scent of fresh spilled blood is carried on a tropical breeze.”
I’ll say it for you: WOW! Don’t deprive the handsome and charming Charley a fresh human snack; click HERE to support his grocery bill today.