Telling Stories That Matter

Cinependent was founded by former journalists dedicated to telling stories that matter.  Our mission is to illuminate, enlighten and educate by bringing our viewers stories they'll see nowhere else.

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On the morning of January 13, 2018, emergency officials in Hawaii sent an alert to consumers’ cell phones.  It read, “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER.  THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”

For 38-minutes, people who live and vacation in Hawaii believed their deaths may be imminent.  Some said tearful goodbyes.  Some left messages for loved ones.  Others sat quietly and prayed.

THIS IS NOT A DRILL will take viewers inside those terrifying 38-minutes through interviews with the people who lived it.   Through surveillance video, cell phone video and audio recordings, the documentary will show how people spent what they thought may be their final moments before nuclear annihilation.

Coming Fall 2020

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