KA HOʻI – THE RETURNDirected by Mitchel Merrick
Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A
An aging Hawaiian War Veteran grapples with the nightmares of his past, and the even scarier thought of being forgotten. One night, he hears a familiar voice calling him from the beach, and what he encounters is beyond anything he could have imagined.
Director: Mitchel Merrick
Writer: Lopaka Kapanui, Mitchel Merrick
Producer: Leanne K Ferrer, Cheryl Hirasa, Caleigh Dillion, Lopaka Kapanui, Jason Cutinella, Brian Keaulana
Executive Producer: Gerard Elmore, Darrin Kaneshiro
Director of Photography: Gerard Elmore
Editor: Mitchel Merrick
Production Designer: Kaitlyn Ledzian
Composer: Johnny Helm
Sound Designer: One Thousand Birds, Hayley Livingston, Alex Berner-Coe, Guin Frehling, Kira MacKnight
Music: Johnny Helm
Cast: Ed Dearmore, Mason Manuma, Keenan Chung, Angie Anderson, Jordan Salud, Bronson Varde, Russell Satele, Joey Palupe, Ikaika Rogerson, Pili Josue
Through various frames and points of view, we are brought closer to encountering an ancient Pacific past.