"Hawaii Previous" was a short film entry for Hawaii's "Showdown in Chinatown" film festival. The contest requirements were for the films to be under the category of a "Hawaiian Tale," and to incorporate the Pacific Ocean in some way. Hawaii Previous was selected as a top ten finalist, and was Mentalpez's first film project.
The Mentalpez team figured everyone would want to showcase Hawaii's beautiful orange sunsets and blue oceans—so we went a different route. We're not going to lie, it's a bit strange. Enjoy.
"Set in a futuristic Hawaii wasteland, a tribe is living on an oceanless continent called Amasia. After the Pacific plate subducted, the Americas and Asia became one continent. Joon and Mestiza are two members from that tribe and search for edible food remnants everyday.
That is, until they find something in their digging that is of much greater interest."
Written by Evan Nagle — Co-founder, mentalpez.com
Directed by Dan Zelikman — Co-founder, mentalpez.com
Film and Editing by John Garcia — http://ow.ly/aDMBd
Starring Hugh Chou and Jesse Starmer