Moloka’i Bound

Moloka’i Bound

  • 2019 -
  • Bingo Captioned Charter Docos Under The Skin Documentary Drama For My Fathers Kingdom Fukry Huahua Impact Kia Manawanui Long Time No Sea MFF2020 MRFF NATIVE Slam V Nga Matauranga Nga Putake Nga Raurekau Patutiki Sembradoras de Vida Short Documentary Short Drama Shorts Wairua Shorts Whakapapa Whanau Whenua
  • - 8 m

A wayward young man, recently released from prison, struggles to reconnect with his son and Hawaiian heritage.

Screening Information
Impact Shorts

10:00 AM
Saturday 26 September 2020
Māoriland Hub

18 +


  • Language English
  • Indigenous Nation Kanaka Maoli
  • Country United States
  • Director Alika Maikau
  • Director Bio Alika Maikau is a working filmmaker based out of Honolulu, Hawai’i. In 2017 he was nominated for Best Made In Hawai’i Short at the Hawai’i International Film Festival for Keep You Float, which led to an invitation to the ‘Ohina Filmmakers Lab, where his next script earned him a mentorship under Joe Robert Cole (Black Panther). Joe oversaw the development of what would become his next short, Mauka To Makai, which premiered at the end of 2018 and was awarded Best Made In Hawai’i Short at the Hawai’i International Film Festival. Filmmaker Magazine published an article in 2019 entitled Made Visible, where they went on to say about Mauka “Bringing to the screen a world little seen even in Hawaiian films, it wove a universal tale of economic struggle and longtime friendship into a proudly local, indigenous setting.” Alika followed up Mauka with Moloka’i Bound, which premiered at Imaginenative 2019 and won the award for “Best Short Work,”granting them Oscar Consideration for the 2021 Oscars. Most recently, he was hired as a staff writer for a show entitled ‘Last Resort,’ produced by Dwayne Johnson and Paul Feig, which is set to air in 2020.
  • Premiere New Zealand Premiere
  • Awards "Best Made In Hawai'i Film, Hawai'i International Film Festival Best Short Work, ImagineNATIVE 2019 Best Short, LA Skinsfest"