MO’O

Directed by Anela Ling

Cast: Sir Cornwell, Tysen Jao

Kekoa is a rebellious teen hell-bent on ignoring the death of his mother until his younger cousin, Mika, decides to intervene. Upon seeing a lizard next to the portrait of his recently deceased aunt and thinking it a reincarnation of her, Mika is compelled to prove the existence of ghosts. MO’O is a universal tale about the vastly different ways people choose to acknowledge death and to grieve.

Director Biography: Anela Ling is a filmmaker and artist born and raised on the island of O’ahu. Anela has worked on a wide array of independent films at all levels of production responsibility. After winning both the Judge’s and PIC Award at the 2018 ‘Ohina Fellowship Lab, she was granted the rare opportunity of being mentored by showrunner/writer, Dana Ledoux Miller (The Newsroom, Narcos.) With the support of her community and a passion to create personal and affecting films, Anela works to broadcast stories in the hopes that viewers find a bit of understanding, truth, and comfort in them.

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