06-24 November 2019




Made in Hawaii
Anela Ling

United States

2019 / 18’ / World Premiere / English
First feature

Short film


Kekoa is a rebellious teen hell-bent on ignoring the death of his mother until his younger cousin, Mika, decides to intervene. Upon seeing a lizard next to the portrait of his recently deceased aunt and thinking it a reincarnation of her, 10-year-old Mika is compelled to prove the existence of ghosts and the afterlife to his cousin. A little misguided, Mika mistakes his own ways of coping as one that Kekoa will easily accept. Kekoa reacts with rejection and anger and is unable to mourn in a way best suited to him. The clashing ideals between these two only serve to push them further apart. It is only when Kekoa and Mika see their differences, do they realize that grief sometimes takes unexpected forms.

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
DirectorAnela Ling.
CastTysen Jao and Sir Cornwell.
CinematographerSawyer Chesnut-Pinto.
Production designerDelilah Hernandez.
EditorAlexander Bocchieri.
SoundSteve Defeo.
ProductionGhosthunters LLC.
PrizePacific Islanders in Communication Digital Shorts Fund, 2018 Ohina Lab Mentorship Award, 2018 Ohina Lab Judge's Award

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