Directed by Bryson Chun
Makana, a young Native Hawaiian man, has a tenuous relationship with his indigenous culture. When his girlfriend dies during childbirth, Makana is forced to complete a native birth ritual with his girlfriend’s overbearing father; and he must confront his culture and his uncertain future.
Bryson Chun is a 2016 Sundance Film Festival Native Shorts Lab Fellow. His film, KA PIKO, premiered at the Hawai‘i International Film Festival in 2017, where it was nominated for a Best Short award. Bryson has produced a wide array of award-winning short and feature film projects, including the film NO MORE ALOHA, which screened at the 2015 Raindance Film Festival in London.
Director: Bryson Chun
Writer: Bryson Chun
Producer: Grace Lim
Director of Photography: Christopher Ahn
Shorts Programs / 84 minsAloha! Ki Ora! Talofa! Hafa adai! These shorts made by the First Peoples of the Pacific represent a broad spectrum of themes and genres that deal with love, loss, culture clashes and connections. These are films made by Pacific Islanders about Pacific Islanders. - Anderson Le