February 21, 2018
Born & Raised Primetime Television Premiere
Join us at THE MODERN HONOLULU for the Premiere Event of the FOX Prime Time Television Special BORN & RAISED on KHON2.
Join us at THE MODERN HONOLULU for the Premiere Event of the FOX Prime Time Television Special BORN & RAISED on KHON2. Directed and written by visionary filmmaker Etienne Aurelius, BORN & RAISED is a Prime-Time narrative documentary series that tells the extraordinary stories of some of Hawaii’s most inspiring figures, with the pilot episode highlighting Kai Lenny, Billy Kemper, Makua Rothman, and Koa Rothman. Featuring a special performance by Landon McNamara and appearances from the stars of the series, with the official after-party at our own ADDICTION Nightclub, this is sure to be a night you will never forget.
The premiere will be hosted at THE MODERN HONOLULU on Friday, February 23rd from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and is free and open to the public for ages 21 and over. Dress code is enforced (no hats, shorts, or slippers). There will be a cash bar and $10 valet parking. Special room rates available. The event’s schedule is as follows:
7 p.m. – Doors open
8 p.m. – Live music performances by Landon McNamara and Estelle Ines
9 p.m. – Film Series Premiere
After Party – ADDICTION Nightclub
Celebrate Etienne Aurelius’ incredible production with us on February 23rd. We’d love to see you there! Special room rates available. For more information on BORN & RAISED, check below:
"Within the blink of an eye life is born pure and equal to the universe. We are given the choice to forge our own destiny and become something greater than society intended us to be. Few people will rise and separate themselves from the rest, harnessing the power from within to surpass the barriers of what may seem to be impossible. As we navigate through the journey of life we encounter a series of success and obstacles that inevitably shape us into the person we are today. No one understands why we have taken the path we have chosen; the only explanation is we were born to do it."
In every small town there are big dreamers. Dreamers are the ones who define culture and inspire others to never give up on their aspirations. Their stories give us the courage to go for it and make a difference with our unique gifts and talents. BORN AND RAISED features such a tribe from Hawai'i. The Tribe is comprised of thirty- six extraordinary individuals, who against all odds, have risen and excelled in their chosen professions. These individuals consistently reach remarkable levels in their careers and leave lasting footprints on their community. As great humanitarians, role models, and philanthropists, the Hawaii Tribe makes it a priority to give back.
About Etienne Aurelius
Etienne Aurelius of Aurelius Cinema is a highly sought-after Filmmaker based in Hawai'i. He is recognized internationally for his multi-talented and artistic abilities as a Producer, Director, Director of Photography, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor, and Colorist. Etienne has an extensive background filming Commercials, TV shows, Extreme Watersports, Music Videos, Short Films and Movies. He has a unique ability to capture the audience and tell award-winning stories through digital cinema and films. Winner of two awards at the 2016/2017 Pele Awards/American Advertising Awards for Best commercial and best commercial series for his commercials with Kualoa Ranch. He also won the prestigious 2017 WSL Ride of The Year award for his cinematography of Billy Kemper's 60ft wave at the famous surf spot JAWS in Maui, Hawaii. A recent article was published on Surfline.com that labels Etienne Aurelius as the number 1 out of 12 of the best film makers in Hawaii.