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Maui Boyz - Hawaiian Sup'pa Men

Maui Boyz - Hawaiian Sup'pa Men
Scene from "Maui Boyz" (photo © Carsten Maaz)

There is an island where men remain boyz and legends become alive.

Maui Boyz tells the story of ten locals from the island of Maui. Despite how different their lives appear in the beginning, the documentary leads to the realization that this place is a unique world in itself – and that every single individual represents a piece in the almighty “Aloha Spirit”.

The lifeguard, Archie Kalepa, provides insight into his life, led in the tradition of the “Hawaiian Waterman”.

The “Paniolo”, Greg Friel, shares his experiences in what it means to choose the way of the "Hawaiian Cowboy".

While we follow the group Ekolu to their musical appearances, or get to know the workers in Maui’s sugarcane fields, Robby Naish and a handful of other surfers long for the world famous “Jaws” wave at Maui’s North Shore.

All these men have one thing in common: they have remained boys-at-heart.


Carsten Maaz was born in 1970 in Duesseldorf. After working on various film productions, he trained in Photography and Advertising, followed by studies at the Munich Academy of Television & Film. A selection of his films includes: the shorts All Through the Night (1999), David (2000), Welcome to the Club (2001), The Laughing Ghost (2002), Yuki (2003), The Window to Moonlight Street (2003), The Secret Letter (2004), and the documentaries The Voice of Light (2005), Trickster of the Moment (2005), and Maui Boyz (2007).
Genre Adventure, Sports, Road Movie
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2007
Director Carsten Maaz
Screenplay Carsten Maaz
Cinematography Carsten Maaz
Carsten Maaz
Marco Hertenstein
Cast Archie Kalepa, Greg Friel, Matt Kazuma Kinoshita, Peter Baldwin, Buzzy Kerbox, Jimmy Lewis, Robby Naish, Ahanu Tson-Dru, Lukela Keala, Donald Santos, Leonard Pagan, Jake Matsumoto
Producer Carsten Maaz
Production Company Maaz Pictures/Munich, in co-production with Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF/M)
Length 85 min
Format color
Original Version
 English
Festivals Hawaiian International Film Festival 2007, Hof 2007, Philadephia 2008
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern

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