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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
TELL YOUR STORY
tRAILER: THE CRAFT
tRAILER: ‘A’OHE PAU KA NO’ONO’O HANA
tEASER 2: wRITER'S block
tEASER 3: eDITOR'S HELL
A film that shows the importance of preserving imagination when going into a creative field.
Director/Producer/Writer: Alfred Chan
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
2017 selected shorts
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