Section: Made in Hawai‘i Shorts

BALLISTIC

Ryan Watanabe, a local Japanese American, receives notice of a ballistic missile inbound for Hawai‘i. Ryan has twenty minutes to lead his persistent mother Michi and younger sister Jas to a safety bunker in Diamond Head, overcoming family tension and erupting cultural disparity, to survive a paradise in turmoil.  

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BLUE COOLER

BLUE COOLER captures small moments of life in Hawai‘i through a montage of richly painted and colorful brush strokes, sounds and images. Like home movies that spark an atmosphere or feeling, the moving paintings in BLUE COOLER pop with familiar experiences and vivid observations. The animation is hand painted frame by frame using oil paints.

BR0K3N

Br0k3n is a short film about mental illness and its startling effects. Candace is a successful attorney, engaged to her dream guy, whose life should be right on track. Despite the best efforts of her sympathetic psychiatrist, Dr. Wright, Candace begins to spiral into a familiar pattern of losing touch with reality. This dark, psychological …

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CASHBACK

On her last night of work, a pregnant theater manager and her longtime employee discover a bag of cash under a seat and must decide what to do with it.

Made In Hawaii Shorts Program 1

PLAYS WITH: ALA MOANA BOYS DIRECTOR: Keli’i Grace KA HO’I – THE RETURN DIRECTOR: Mitchel Viernes RIVER OF SMALL GODS DIRECTOR: Bradley Tangonan I WILL BE YOUR BREATH DIRECTOR: Malia  Adams LAST HAWAIIAN SUGAR DIRECTOR: Déjà Cresencia Bernhardt  

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PLAYS WITH: FISHPOND: LOKO I’A DIRECTOR: Leah  Warshawski HONOLULU’S NAUGHTIEST NIGHTCLUB OWNER DIRECTOR: Rick Quan NO MAN IS AN ISLAND DIRECTOR: Liz Barney OUR MAKAWAO DIRECTOR: Robert Stone, Matt Yamashita I AM A PLASTIC DIRECTOR: Richard Hamasaki

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