SEAHORSES Feature Film Showing at BIFF

April 21, 2015, 2:44 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:26 PM
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As part of the Memorial Day weekend lineup at the Big Island Film Festival, the independent feature film SEAHORSES will debut on Sunday, May 24 at 9:30 p.m. at The Fairmont Orchid.

The film is described as a dark, romantic fever about love and coping with loss and hope.  It follows two lost souls who find each other: Justine Wachsberger (The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Divergent, Insurgent) and Ian Hutton (True Blood, As I Stand).

Real seahorses were used in the film to visually imbue the story with emotional metaphor.

L.A.-based writer and director, Jason Kartalian, will be visiting the Big Island for the film’s showing.

“We are thrilled to be a part of this festival and can’t wait to screen the film in their outdoor plantation venue at the Fairmont Orchid,” says Kartalian.


SEAHORSES has won several festival awards including “Best Picture” at the Toronto Indie Film Festival, and “Best Actor,” “Best Actress,” and “Best Screenplay” at the L.A. Indie Film Festival.


On a related note, the Big Island not only hosts the Big Island Film Festival, but also one of the only seahorse farms in the world.  Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm is coincidentally just down the road from the film’s opening venue at the Fairmont.



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