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Let the mountain Speak

REEFS AT RISK

A visual poem that pays tribute to Maunakea, a mountain on the islands of Hawaii.

 

Director:  Vilsoni Hereniko

Editor: Shirley Thompson

Producer: Jeannette Hereniko

Writer: Vilsoni Hereniko

Director of Photography: Paul Atkins

Sound: Pierre Grill

Music: Taimane

Set on the beautiful beaches of Hawaii, “Reefs at Risk” explores the harmful effects some sunscreen chemicals have on coral reefs and marine life. In order to protect this fragile ecosystem, Hawaii strives to ban a commonly used UV chemical, called oxybenzone, and hopes that other states and nations will follow.

 

Malina Fagan & Lynn Pelletier: Directors/Producers

 

Executive Producer:  Mark Achbar

 

 

SHAPE

Hoʻomau

Tokoro Surfboards is unlike any surfboard shaping company in Hawaii and continues to be unmatched in providing the best surfboards to the everyday surfer to the professional surfer. Starting their venture straight out of high school, brothers Wade and Kerry Tokoro had a passion for surfing that transitioned them into shaping boards for 30 plus years. Nothing much has changed throughout the years, the focus is to provide the best customer service and boards so that everyone has a good ride.

 

Director/Producer/Writer/Editor/DP:

Sky Bruno

 

 

War breaks out between two tribes after a migratory period.

 

Writer/Director: Kenji Doughty

Producer: Yamato Cibulka, Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier

Executive Producers: Vince Keala Lucero, Brian Keaulana, Ty Sanga

Director of Photography: Ryan Miyamoto

Cast, Haʻa Keaulana, Paula Fuga, Keala Kahuanui-Paleka, Hio Pelesasa, Ocean Kaowili, Brian Keaulana, Naomi Seau, Kala Alexander, Sam K. Kapoi, Kainalu Hecomovich

 

 

 

 

UHIWAI

PHASES OF MAHINA

 

Set in a small South Island town in New Zealand, we go on an intimately impressionistic journey with a man who has suffered a great loss. We follow his struggle to deal with grief and find redemption.

 

 

Credits:

Director / Editor : Erin Lau

Producers : Erin Lau, Jerome Schmitt, Ryan Alexander Lloyd

Starring : Jerome Schmitt as The Man / Erin Lau as The Wife

Director of Photography / Camera Operator : Ryan Alexander Lloyd

Sound Designer : Rex Gibson

Drone Operator : Daniel Wye

 

 

A young Hawaiian woman struggles with family, cultural relevance, and the temptations of the modern world.

 

Directed/Written/Edited/Produced: Olivia Hampson

 

Cast: Alex Savusa, Jordan Salud, Julia Fae Sanders, Justin Chrzanowski, Aliyah Salud

Cinematographer: Milo Finnegan-Money

Assistant Camera: Jovon Outlaw

Sound: Alanna Murray

WILDER PALMS

NĀ HULU LEHUA

After a tense encounter between her mother and with a CPS worker, seven-year old Rin is forced to choose between retreating to her imagination or facing a new reality.

 

Director: Bradley Tangonan

Executive Producer: Kevin Steen

Producer: Alexander Byer

Co-Producer: Madeleine Askwith

Cinematographer: Shabier Kirchner

Editor: Liz Deegan

Writer: Bradley Tangonan

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 1779, high chief Kalaniʻōpuʻu gifted his royal cloak and helmet to Capt. Cook. Through a partnership between OHA, Te Papa Museum, Bishop Museum and Hawaiian Airlines, these treasured symbols of mana and excellence in Hawaiian artisanship that were long separated from Hawaiʻi were allowed to return. In March 2016, a Hawaiian delegation traveled to Aotearoa to engage in protocol and return the ʻahu ʻula and mahiole to Hawaiʻi. The awe-inspiring journey was captured in the film, “Nā Hulu Lehua: The Royal Cloak & Helmet of Kalaniʻōpuʻu.

 

Directors: Ryan "Gonzo" Gonzalez, James Hall

Producers: Ryan "Gonzo" Gonzalez, Alice Malepeai Silbanuz, James Hall

Writer: Meredith Desha Enos

DP: James Hall

 

 

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A film that shows the importance of preserving imagination when going into a creative field.

 

Director/Producer/Writer: Alfred Chan

 

Sound

Fabian Fabro

 

In the heart of the pacific, five friends are tasked with a substantial decision, which forces them to examine their relationships amongst each other. On the island of O'ahu, Nainoa struggles to cope with the loss of his good friend.

 

Director: Alika Maikau & Jonah Okano

Producer: Alika Maikau & Small Hour Films

Writer: Alika Maikau

Director of Photography: Josh Almario

Cast: Kawika Kahiapo , Michael Tengan

 

 

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