Olonā Media Olonā Media

A soft-spoken Janitor, frustrated with cleaning up after an endless parade of tourists in Waikīkī, reflects on a traumatizing memory that stirs a voice from within. Down On the Sidewalk in Waikīkī is a narrative short film inspired by a collection of poetry published posthumously featuring the work of Hawaiian poet Wayne Kaumualii Westlake (1947-84).  

Upcoming Film Festival Screenings:
May 4, 2019 - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA)
May 10, 2019 - CAAMFest (San Francisco/Oakland, CA)

Past Festival Screenings:

Māoriland Film Festival - (Ōtaki, NZ) March 2019

He Kahurangi - Māoriland Film Festival - (Ōtaki, NZ) March 2019

Cast & Crew:
Director/Editor - Justyn Ah Chong
Screenwriter - ʻĀina Paikai
Executive Producer - Richard Hamasaki, Pacific Islanders in Communications
Producers - Justyn Ah Chong, ʻIwalani Kūaliʻi Kahoʻohanohano, Kekama Amona
Director of Photography - Abraham Williams
Original Score - Max Aruj
Sound Mix - Kamauliola Agunaut, Audio Bytes Hawaii

Kealiʻi the Janitor - ʻĀina Paikai
The Kahuna of Waikīkī - ʻImaikalani Kalāhele
Japanese Business Man - Shiro Kawai
Tourist Woman - Keahi Delovio