A TALE OF TWO SISTERSDirected by Angelique Kalani Axelrode
Cast: Angelique Kalani Axelrode, Brigitte Leilani Axelode
Two sisters, Gigi and Angi, sit silently in the car on the way to surf, refusing to speak to each other. Their tiff continues as they get ready to paddle out. As tension builds, the narrative shifts to a dance inspired by the story of Hi‘iakaikapoliopele and her older sister, Pele. When the tumultuous journey of Pele and Hi‘iaka comes to a close and the two reconcile, Gigi and Angi reconnect to each other and enjoy their morning surf.
Writer: Angelique Kalani Axelrode
Producer: Angelique Kalani Axelrode, Brigitte Leilani Axelode, ʻIolani Brosio
Director of Photography: Gianna Cullen
Editor: Angelique Kalani Axelrode
Production Designer: Angelique Kalani Axelrode, Brigitte Leilani Axelrode
Composer: Steph Barker, Blaze Foreman
Sound Designer: Josiah Castillo
Music: Steph Barker, Blaze Foreman
Through various frames and points of view, we are brought closer to encountering an ancient Pacific past.