Rob is a visual storyteller from the island of O'ahu with a B.A. in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic. Through filmmaking, his work explores themes of social justice, Hawaiian culture, place-based knowledge, and how art can shift mindsets. A social disruptor in the name of transformative media, Rob strives to weave narratives that point to the future of our humanity while celebrating the cultural wisdom of the past. 

AWARDS

  • AIA Film Challenge Finalist for LIKA | 2020

  • Regenerative Futures 100 Under 30 List | 2020

  • Recology Sustainability Award for PARADIGM NOW, McMinville Short Film Festival | 2019

  • Oscar Shortlist for Best Documentary Feature, TOWER, Assistant Editor | 2016

  • Artist-in-Residence, The Weight of Mountains, Sahara Desert, Morocco | 2015

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