Justyn Ah Chong

Photographer / Editor

About Me

ʻO Donald ke kāne, ʻo Bernadette ka wahine, ua noho pū lāua a ua hānau ʻia ʻo Duke, he kāne. ʻO Joe ke kāne, ʻo May ka wahine, ua noho pū lāua a ua hānau ʻia ʻo Renee, he wahine. ʻO Duke ke kāne, ʻo Renee ka wahine, ua noho pū lāua a ua hānau ʻia ʻo Justyn Paul Kaʻolonānalapaʻa Ah Chong, he kāne. Aloha nō.

Born on the island of Oʻahu and raised in the town of Mililani, Justyn is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools. There he discovered an interest in film production and so upon graduation set off to the land of bright lights and big stars to pursue a Cinematic Arts education in the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles. After four interesting, enjoyable, stressful, wonderful, mind-opening years at the University of Southern California’s film school Justyn soon found the bright lights of this land rather dull and the stars flickering behind smoke rather old. Nevertheless he indeed left with some paper to show; a B.A. in Cinematic Arts and a Minor in Business. With an identity to find he left L.A. behind and discovered his place in a uniquely special space. Justyn became a new addition to a growing form of indigenous television where the mission positions his community to attain positive systematic change through media’s potential to engage, entertain and sustain a perspective that is uniquely Hawaiian. He dug that. So while still in search of an identity true, his passion has strengthened and his skills refined too in the home that he’s found with the ʻŌiwiTV crew.