Section: Kaua‘i Showcase

Made In Hawaii Shorts Program 2

Plays with: AREA 77 (In Theaters: Hilo, Kaua‘i Only & Online) DIRECTOR: Vegard Bye CASHBACK (In Theaters: O‘ahu, Hilo, Kaua‘i & Online) DIRECTOR: Zoë Eisenberg BALLISTIC (In Theaters: O‘ahu, Hilo, Kaua‘i & Online) DIRECTOR: Zack Harris BLUE COOLER (In Theaters with REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAI‘I & Online | also plays with Keiki Shorts) DIRECTOR: Laura …

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RIVER OF SMALL GODS

RIVER OF SMALL GODS is a modern myth set on the island of O‘ahu about a Hawaiian woman who is hired by a mysterious sculptor to take sacred stones from a riverbed.

TROUBLE IN PARADISE

TROUBLE IN PARADISE is a psychological thriller that follows a social media influencer (Grace Fulton – Shazam!, Shazam! Fury of the Gods) and her photographer (Ludi Lin – Mortal Combat, Aquaman) on a trip to Hawai‘i where she grows increasingly jealous of an emerging younger rival (Lou Lou Safran – Annabelle: Creation, Annabelle Comes Home). …

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NINUFABUSHI MIIATI (GUIDED BY THE NORTH STAR)

Told through watercolor illustrations and a traditional Okinawan folk song, “Ninufabushi Miiati” follows an emigrant’s journey from Okinawa to Argentina in the early 1900s. This project was an international collaboration by four descendants of Uchinaanchu (Okinawan) immigrants in Argentina and the United States.

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KA HO‘I – THE RETURN

In KA HO‘I, an aging Hawaiian War Veteran grapples with the nightmares of his past, and the even scarier thought of being forgotten as the world around him seems to leave him in the dust. One night, he hears a familiar voice calling him from the beach, and what he encounters is beyond anything he …

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LAST HAWAIIAN SUGAR

12-year-old Nua navigates the changing world using her connection to the land as Maui’s lone remaining ‘Big Sugar’ plantation shuts down and threatens her very way of life. A byproduct of migrant workers brought together decades ago, she struggles to reveal a deep secret to her mother on the final day of the mill’s operation.

I WILL BE YOUR BREATH

Throughout I Will Be Your Breath, Kamahina learns about her great-grandmother and what she had to go through as a Hawai‘ian woman in the early 1900s, Kamahina understands her great grandmother’s history and connects with her roots. Kamahina’s journey is shown through the depiction of the forest taking over her house. In the same time …

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ALA MOANA BOYS

Blamed for a crime they did not commit, five young men in 1930s Hawai’i must consider their futures and their families as they weigh the consequences of taking action.

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AREA 77

A young man is living his best life in a restricted forest area, together with his best friend Celia. One day they get the chance to leave the forest to return to a new, now foreign world.

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