Festival Year: 2022

Justyn Ah Chong

Roles: Director

Justyn Ah Chong (Kānaka Maoli) is an award-winning Native Hawaiian filmmaker from Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi. After graduating from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts in 2011, Justyn worked as a director, cinematographer and editor at ʻŌiwi Television Network, Hawaii’s premiere Indigenous broadcast station. His acclaimed film “Down on the Sidewalk In Waikiki” premiered at Māoriland Film Festival in New Zealand, winning the People’s Choice Award for Best Short Drama. The film has screened at festivals around the world, including the imagineNATIVE Film Festival in Toronto, the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, and the 307 Film Festival in Wyoming where it won Best of Fest. Justyn is producing two short narrative films, “Hawaiian Soul” and “E Malama Pono Willy Boy” and is developing a feature-length documentary, “Bury Me Green.” He’s a 2020 Nia Tero 4th World Media Lab fellow, and continues to share culturally-inspired, place-based stories through his production company, Olonā Media.


Festival Year: 2022


Pili Ka Moʻo

(US, 2021, 14min)