06-24 November 2019

LIKE MADDAH

LIKE MADDAH

Made in Hawaii
Rena Shishido

United States

2019 / 18’ / Hawaii Premiere / English
First feature

Short film

LIKE MADDAH
LIKE MADDAH

“Like Maddah” is a comedic web series about three generations of iron-willed local Japanese mothers and daughters in Hawai‘i. The protagonist, Amy Shiraishi-Knudsen, is a child psychologist who returns to the islands after 20 years on the mainland. She vowed never to return to her large, nosy family, but her haole husband got a 3-year job opportunity of a lifetime. And she could finally stay home with the baby and, more importantly, mend her troubled relationship with Ella, her rebellious 14-year-old daughter. Unfortunately, Ella ends up disliking her even more, and Aimee must fend off the demands of her extended family and their elaborate network of friends and neighbors who collect, weaponize, and disseminate gossip to the point of landing Aimee in jail, unjustly, where she pours out her tale of woe to an unsympathetic police captain.

Screenings
Friday 8 20:15 - 22:35Regal Dole Cannery 9
Thursday 14 18:15 - 20:01Regal Dole Cannery 15
Sunday 17 15:30 - 17:50Regal Dole Cannery 18
Friday 22 19:00 - 21:20Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Saturday 23 13:15 - 15:35The Waimea Theater
Sunday 24 12:00 - 14:18The Palace Theater
DirectorRena Shishido.
CastVictoria Sheen, Morgan Mckinney, Nicholas Gianforti, Jeri Lynn Endo and Leanne Natsuyo Teves.
ScreenplayStacy Fukuhara-Barclay and Robert Barclay.
Production designerMayu Oshiro.
EditorDeborah Miller.
SoundKimani Shbazz.
ProductionLoihi Entertainment and LLC.

Producer....Mary Michelle Baghdady

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