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HIFF Korea Night Party

The Hawaii premiere of “Shanghai Calling” kicked off HIFF’s Korea Night, which concluded with a reception at the Halekulani

Posted October 13, 2012 by Ed Morita

It was a packed house at the Hawaii International Film Festival’s Hawaii premiere of “Shanghai Calling,” staring Korean actor, Daniel Henney, who said he didn’t expect such a reception.

The screening kicked off HIFF’s Korea Night, which concluded with a reception at the Halekulani, where guests snacked on Korean-themed foods and had a chance to meet and talk with Henney, the star of the evening.

Here’s a glimpse at the what went on at the Korea Night party.

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Korea Night

Star of "Shanghai Calling," Daniel Henney addressing the crowd.

Photo by Ed Morita


About Ed Morita

Ed Morita spent more than a decade working as a pastry chef at some of the country's premiere resorts and restaurants, including the Halekulani Hotel, The Greenbrier Resort & Spa in West Virginia, Bay Harbor Yacht Club in Michigan and Longhi’s Restaurant in Honolulu. After a near-career-ending injury forced him out of the kitchen, he embarked on a new career as a food writer, photographer and blogger for Metromix Honolulu and Nonstop Honolulu (, where he now writes the Baker's Hours blog. He's also entered the realm of politics, serving as the photography captain for the Abercrombie for Governor campaign in 2010, then becoming Gov. Abercrombie's official photographer until 2012 when he became the Social Media Director for the Mazie Hirono for U.S. Senate campaign. He's excited and honored to be the official blogger for the 2012 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. You can follow Ed's adventures online at

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