The film is based on Kaplan’s high school experience and his time playing in the Dayton psych band Nudists on Strike. “Hawaii” boasts an incredible compilation soundtrack by both popular and local artists including Summer Salt, King Shelter, Surf Team, Nudists on Strike, and Sister Owsley. Filming took place in the greater Dayton region in 2020 under Covid protocols.
“Hawaii” is Kaplan’s 14th movie, he has been releasing films since the age of 11 and is currently attending Ohio University’s Honors film program.
Tickets are available for the 7pm and 9pm showing on Wed, July 21st online and at theater.