What if Hawaiʻi ran out of gas?
This film was created for the short film competition Showdown in Chinatown where filmmakers were given 21 days to make a film relating to the topic, “What if Hawaiʻi ran out gas?” I was inspired to make a film about the ancient Hawaiian lifestyle, where for thousands of generations we were completely self sufficient, free from any imports, but also highlight the modern conveniences that we do live with in these times.
Comments from the director ʻĀina Paikai:
The production of this film went extremely well, to the point where I truly believe it was meant to happen. My director of photography, Evan Loney, and lead actor, Kawika Kamuela Kauʻinohea Kahiapo, are both good friends of mine. A majority of the film was shot over 3 days on location in Waileʻe, on the North Shore of Oʻahu at the Unabia residence.
The film has been well received by Hawaiʻi audiences. It took second place at the Showdown in Chinatown event (which earned my team a GoPro Hero), screened at the ʻŌhina Film Festival and showcased alongside other short films from across the Pacific at the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival.
A special thanks goes to my family and friends.
To my ʻohana at ʻŌiwiTV.
To everyone that has supported my storytelling and would like to see more.
Oh, and to Dan Cooke. MAHALO.