‘Ohina Short Film Showcase
Friday, September 21, 2018; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:00 pm
Join us for the inaugural screening of the 'Ohina Short Film Showcase's incredible independent films from Hawaii. Since 1999, 'Ohina has been Hawaii's largest annual short film festival dedicated to gathering and presenting original works by students, amateurs, and professional filmmakers. Although entries can come from around the world, there is only one requirement: a creative relationship to the Hawaiian Islands. The screening will be followed by a conversation about the films with Gerard Elmore of `Ohina and Alika Maikau, filmmaker of Mauka to Makai.
Featured films include:
The Moon & the Night
Written and directed by Erin Lau
In rural Hawaii, a teenage girl must confront her father after he enters her beloved pet in a dog fight. More info at http://moonandnightfilm.com
Last Taxi Dance
Written and directed by Brayden Yoder
In a ballroom called Paradise in the aftermath of World War II, a proud Hawaiian singer dances with a returned American soldier and debates the dignity of the American dream. Trailer & more info: https://www.lasttaxidance.com
Written and directed by Mitchel Viernes
Hawaiian astronaut and geologist Kainoa Kalewa strives to finish a mission on a distant planet. As he fights against the odds, he remembers the last moments he had with his family on earth, and the struggles he faced to make amends with his father. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/270520966
Directed by Ty Sanga
A man steals the Hawaiian flag in hopes of raising it when the kingdom is restored.
Mauka to Makai