When The Man Went South

Feature | NR | 83 min


Camera 12 - Screen 10 Fri, Mar 7, 2014 7:00 PM
San Jose Repertory Theatre Mon, Mar 10, 2014 7:00 PM
Camera 12 - Screen 10 Thu, Mar 13, 2014 5:15 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Year Produced:2014
Rating:Not Rated
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Production Country:United States
Kingdom of Tonga
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Alex Bernstein
Producer:Alex Bernstein
Viliami T. Halapua
Agent Ogden
Screenwriter:Alex Bernstein
Music:Jean-Paul Gaster
Cinematographer:Derek Hanley
Editor:Agent Ogden
Cast:Soane Prescott
Loketi Tatafu
Jasmine Hapihau
Kelepi Fonohema
Sione Ma’u
David Tonga
Alafua Topui
Taipaleti ‘Atu’ak
‘Isileli Vasa


An adventure like no other, on the islands of Tonga...

With an abundance of dry humor, beautiful cinematography, and a pure love of the people of the island Kingdom of Tonga, the tale of Flying Fox becomes an amusing allegory of a man learning about the world. Flying Fox has never been outside of his island. At the direction of his chief, Flying Fox ventures out from the comforts he has known. When he meets warring villages (who don’t know why they hate each other…just that it’s tradition to hate each other), he begins to absorb knowledge and learn new lessons, which he brings home with startling results. Alex Bernstein’s cleverly crafted saga is told as a “journey inward and a journey outward.” Soane Prescott’s brilliant depiction of Flying Fox is a dynamic blend of drama and comic genius. The first movie shot in Tonga, When the Man Went South is creative storytelling at its finest.