THE LAST TAXI DANCE I 2017
17:00 min | Executive Producer
Distribution: Pacific Islanders in Communications
Written and Directed by Brayden Yoder
Produced and Edited by Robert Bates
Produced by Conception Alicino
Cinematography by Chapin Hall
Production Design by Alana Bombino
Costumes by Anna Foste
Casting by Akemi Bischoff
Choreography by Ahnya Chang
Original Score by Stephen Inglis and
Lighting by Greg Doi
Notable Festivals: Maoriland Film Festival March 2019
To sum up: Last Taxi Dance is the rare film that combines the sensual all-enveloping magic of the medium with intellectual and storytelling rigor, so successfully acted and executed you could loop its 15-minute length for an hour and not get tired of the faces of its remarkable cast, its reincarnation of Honolulu’s Chinatown in 1945 or its toe-tapping, nonstop music.
– Honolulu Magazine
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