Ryan Watanabe, a local Japanese American skateboarder who works at a hotel in Waikiki, receives notice of a ballistic missile inbound for Hawaii. He has twenty minutes to lead his persistent mother Michi and toddler sister to safety in a bunker in Diamond Head, overcoming family disparity and the erupting cultural tension of paradise in turmoil.


  • Zack Harris: Director, Ikigai (short), Adah and Steve (short)
  • Zack Harris: Writer
  • Michelle JoAnn: Producer
  • Sam Meno: Production, Coordinator
  • Zack Harris: Key Cast, “Ryan Watanabe”, Team Mates (short), Ikigai (short), Ring Game Short Film,
  • Una Wilding: Key Cast, “Michi Watanabe”, Hawaii 5-0, Magnum P.I., Man Up, Leave Keys in Car
  • Rylee Brooke Kamahele: Key Cast, “Jaz Watanabe” Sincerely Kaye, Hawaii 5-0
  • Allen Cole: Key Cast, “Ginger Guest”
  • Desmond Gilla: Key Cast, “Lono”, How to Spell Revenge, The Sweet Spot with Candi Shell, Lost, Hawaii 5-0, Play Time
  • Nikōl Luoma: Key Cast, “Nani”, The Moon and the Night (Ka Mahina a Me Ka Po)
  • Angie Anderson: Key Cast, “News Anchor” Hawaii 5-0, Water Like Fire, Waterworks, In Memory Of
  • Jay Evans Editor


  • Project Type: Short
  • Genres: Drama, First-Person, Melodrama
  • Runtime: 13 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date: September 13, 2020
  • Production Budget: 20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Country of Filming: United States
  • Language: English
  • Shooting Format: Digital First-person
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Film Color: Color
  • First-time Filmmaker