‘You Had Me At Aloha’ movie features local talent

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Hawaii has always been a go-to location for Hollywood productions, opening more doors for local residents looking to get their big break.

That’s exactly what happened to Kamehameha Schools Graduate Valen Ahlo, who stars in a new Hallmark movie, “You Had Me at Aloha.” Ahlo says the movie highlights the best tropical spots, the Kahala hotel and also the Aloha spirit.

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“You can kind of see, they talk about the Hawaii bubble in the movie, about how there is something special about this place, where it brings these two people together. I am just so grateful that the character I play is very similar to my real life as a videographer, so it wasn’t too far for me,” Ahlo said.

The movie premiered last Saturday.

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