Greetings From Waikiki

Marie Eriel Hobro – Wolf & Woman Collective

A satirical series for television about one of the last Native Hawaiian-owned hotels in Hawaiʻi and its new owner, Kandi Akana-Roberts. After her father's sudden death, Kandi is forced to leave her fake food design career behind to run the family business. While resentful at first, she realizes its magic in a gentrified Hawai'i and decides to fight against land developers who want to destroy the hotel. It will highlight the realities of gentrification and the impacts of tourism in Hawaiʻi by using comedy to create a larger conversation about these issues. The goal of the project is to educate people about these harsh realities, as well as amplify the presence of Hawaiʻi locals who identify as people of color, women, and LGBTQ on and off-screen.

Status

In production