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Directed by Alika Tengan

Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A

Naz, a night DJ at a local Oahu radio station decides to finally take the big leap off his home island to the big city island of New York. Although his apartment in Kaimuki is up for rent, luggage is packed, and his cat’s travel carrier is purchased, it seems that the neighborhood that he grew up in is not yet ready to let him go. In this hybrid docu-drama comedy, Alika Tengan instigates the deep cut questions of belonging in his first feature film.

Director: Alika Tengan
Writer: Naz Kawakami, Alika Tengan
Producer: Jesy Odio, Chapin Hall, Alika Tengan, Naz Kawakami
Executive Producer: Leanne K. Ferrer, Cheryl Hirasa, Jason Cutinella
Director of Photography: Chapin Hall
Editor: Kali Kasashima, Jason Zeldes
Composer: Holden Mandrial-Santos
Sound Designer: Quinn Cooper
Music: Tei Shi, Nilüfer Yanas, Lionel Boy, Hapa Hunting, Goon Lei Goon
Cast: Naz Kawakami, Rina White, Holden Mandrial-Santos

Dates & Times


Directors Guild of America

Thu, May 5
9:00 pm