Tiffany Richardson Tucker
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, event planning and production company Current Affairs will host a screening of Legends of the Knight, which relays the story of real-life heroes inspired by the fictional character Batman. The film already has been shown in 90 cities across the nation and will make its way to Hawaii Oct. 18 at Waikiki Shell.
Light bulbs went on for Current Affairs president Philip Richardson and daughter Chantelle Williams when they attended a special events conference in January and met Legends of the Knight filmmaker Brett Culp.
“After that, they came home and shared the trailer with us,” explains Tiffany Richardson Tucker, Current Affairs sales manager and Richardson’s daughter. “Once we saw that, it all clicked, and it felt as if this is the route we should go.
“It was a tear-jerker, to be honest. It was so inspirational and uplifting. It really puts you in a position to want to do better.”
Current Affairs, which is moving into its second generation of ownership with Williams and Tucker, put its plan into motion and created Heroes of Aloha, which offers a fun-filled atmosphere for families and highlights five important local organizations: Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii, PATCH, The Joshua Neves Children’s Foundation and Hospice Hawaii.
“At Current Affairs, we always love to push the envelope,” Tucker adds. “So we thought, ‘why not reach out to nonprofit organizations that can benefit by us bringing in this film?'”
Those organizations will not only receive proceeds from the event, but also have the chance to celebrate two of their own heroes on stage that evening.
“This is our give-back to the community,” Tucker says. “We’re coming in and doing the production and overseeing the event.”
Culp also will make an appearance to discuss his thoughts on the film and share insights as to how the idea came about.
Attendees can come decked out as their favorite superhero, or ensembles can be purchased at Waikiki Shell, where there will be a booth filled with various adult and keiki hero costumes for sale.
“We highly recommend costumes,” Tucker says. “Please come in your cape.” Doors open for Heroes of Aloha at 4:30 p.m. Tickets cost $30 for general seating, and $20 for adults, $10 for keiki ages 3-11 on the lawn.
To view the film trailer or reserve tickets, visit heroesofaloha.com.