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RED CARPET PREMIER OF “SEKI A OE: A CRAZY SAMOAN LOVE STORY” IS FRIDAY

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Looking for somewhere to take the family this weekend? Then head over to the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium in Utulei on Friday, Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. for the red carpet premier of Seki a Oe: A Crazy Samoan Love Story.
 
 Doors will open at 7 p.m. and tickets are being pre-sold right now for $10 (contact Navigator Island Pictures at 258-2699 for ticket sale locations).
 
Tickets purchased at the door will cost $15 and discounted $7 tickets are available for military veterans, senior citizens (60 years old and older) and children (up to 12 years old).
 
Discounted tickets can only be purchased at the door and a photo ID is needed for verification purposes.
 
Seki a Oe is a collaboration between Nav-I-Pics, the territory’s only motion picture production company, and the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA).
 
The movie features local talent, with the majority of the cast being American Samoa Community College students and young adults between 25 and 35 years old, which is also the target audience age.
 
Seki a Oe is the second feature film for Navigator Island Pictures, who will be releasing the film worldwide online, following the premier.
 
Without giving much of the movie away, Seki a Oe is a comedy that revolves around Jack, who falls in love but is rejected by a girl named Angel.
 
In comes Diana, a faafafine who makes it her job to help Jack win Angel’s heart by giving him advice on different things, including ways to smooth talk his way into her life.
 
When asked if the movie includes material unsuitable for a younger audience, movie producer Zena Iese said in an initial interview that there are no sexual scenes or explicit material, only a lot of teasing.
 
Those who can’t wait for the premier can view sneak peeks and videos of the film at http://www.facebook.com/sekiaoemovie where fans can also follow the filming process.
 
Navigator Island Pictures is owned by Iese and includes five other members: Ray Tasi, Ararat Afalava, Julian Dominic Taylor-Fahey, Princess Auva’a, and Alexander Zodiacal Jr.
 
Their first film, “Heart to Heart” which was released earlier this year in July, was indeed a milestone for the territory, as it was the first feature length film written, produced, directed and cast entirely by natives of American Samoa.
 
The positive publicity and rave reviews from that movie resulted in Iese resigning from his teaching job at Leone High School to pursue filmmaking full time, and to get started on Seki a Oe.
 
 More information on Seki A Oe can be obtained by calling 258-2699 or emailing <navigatorislandpictures@ymail.com>
 
In addition to the premier, three regular showings for Seki a Oe are scheduled for this Saturday, Dec. 21 at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. at a flat rate cost of $7 per ticket.



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