Film

Live, Breathe, Hula (2014)
(now streaming via Pacific Islanders in Communications on youtube)

Directed, produced, filmed and edited by Lauren Kawana. 25 min.

A portrait of one of the most captivating voices to come out of Hawai’i, musician and kumu hula Mark Keali’i Ho’omalu, Live, Breathe, Hula documents an artist who obsessively challenges the concepts of traditional Hawaiian music and dance–thousands of miles from his homeland–as a longtime transplant in Oakland, CA.
Awards + Festivals
North Gate Award for Excellence in Documentary Film
Selection, 5th Annual Albany FilmFest
Selection, 10th Annual DisOrient Asian American Film Festival
Selection, Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival
Selection, Maui Film Festival

OTHER FILMS

Stripped for Parts: American Journalism at the Crossroads (in production)
Producer, dir. by Rick Goldsmith

Try Harder! (in post-production)
Field producer, dir. by Debbie Lum

Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 (2019)
Consulting producer, researcher, camera, dir. by Jon Osaki

FREE: The Power of Performance (2017)
Associate producer, outreach coordinator, dir. by Suzanne LaFetra and David Collier

Dogtown Redemption (2016)
Outreach coordinator, dir. by Amir Soltani and Chihiro Wimbush

Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw (2015)
Associate producer, assistant editor, outreach coordinator, dir. by Rick Goldsmith