LAST TAXI DANCE

 
 Born and raised on the island of Oʻahu, Danielle began acting in community theater in 2007. She has been seen on stages all across the state of Hawaiʻi, most notably at Kumu Kahua Theater, where she received a Poʻokela award as best leading actress for her role in “Not One Batu.” Her screen work includes roles in “Hawaiʻi 5-0” and the comedy  Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates,  while starring in ad campaigns for such companies as Hemic Insurance, Hele Gas, The GREEN Channel, Mobi PCS, and Red Knot Furniture.  Currently, Danielle is focused on making the jump to the big screen. In addition to  Last Taxi Dance,  you can see her later this year starring in the upcoming feature  Waikiki: The Film , written and directed by Sundance Native Labs fellow Christopher Kahunahana. She is also very grateful to be featured in the upcoming short films  Kālewa , written and directed by Mitchell Viernes, and  The Thief,  written by Oliver Evangelista and directed by Ty Sanga.

Born and raised on the island of Oʻahu, Danielle began acting in community theater in 2007. She has been seen on stages all across the state of Hawaiʻi, most notably at Kumu Kahua Theater, where she received a Poʻokela award as best leading actress for her role in “Not One Batu.” Her screen work includes roles in “Hawaiʻi 5-0” and the comedy Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates, while starring in ad campaigns for such companies as Hemic Insurance, Hele Gas, The GREEN Channel, Mobi PCS, and Red Knot Furniture.

Currently, Danielle is focused on making the jump to the big screen. In addition to Last Taxi Dance, you can see her later this year starring in the upcoming feature Waikiki: The Film, written and directed by Sundance Native Labs fellow Christopher Kahunahana. She is also very grateful to be featured in the upcoming short films Kālewa, written and directed by Mitchell Viernes, and The Thief, written by Oliver Evangelista and directed by Ty Sanga.

DANIELLE ZALOPANY  |  "MAHEA"

 
 Max hails from Bethesda, Maryland and for the past three years has called Hawaiʻi home. A regular player on the Honolulu stage, Max has featured in the Kumu Kahua Theatre productions of  Not One Batu, Buffaloed, Wild Birds,  and  Demigods Anonymous,  as well as Manoa Valley Theatre's  The Elephant Man  and TAG Hawaii's production of  Disgraced .   Last Taxi Dance  is his first film.

Max hails from Bethesda, Maryland and for the past three years has called Hawaiʻi home. A regular player on the Honolulu stage, Max has featured in the Kumu Kahua Theatre productions of Not One Batu, Buffaloed, Wild Birds, and Demigods Anonymous, as well as Manoa Valley Theatre's The Elephant Man and TAG Hawaii's production of DisgracedLast Taxi Dance is his first film.

MAX HOLTZ
"SOLDIER"

 A born performer, Cyndi has been entertaining audiences since the age of ten. After beginning her career on stage with the local music group, “The Family Ties,” Cyndi would go on to pursue a career as an actress, singer, and dancer, featuring in several Waikiki productions and local print and television commercials. A native Hawaiian, Cyndiʻs most recent film work includes co-starring in  Wilder Palms,  which won the best “Made in Hawaiʻi” short film award at the 2017 Hawaiʻi International Film Festival.

A born performer, Cyndi has been entertaining audiences since the age of ten. After beginning her career on stage with the local music group, “The Family Ties,” Cyndi would go on to pursue a career as an actress, singer, and dancer, featuring in several Waikiki productions and local print and television commercials. A native Hawaiian, Cyndiʻs most recent film work includes co-starring in Wilder Palms, which won the best “Made in Hawaiʻi” short film award at the 2017 Hawaiʻi International Film Festival.

CYNDI MAYO
"HELEN"

 Steffʻs interest in acting began with a divine call and leap of faith to serve in the drama ministry at New Hope Leeward, on the island of Oʻahu. She went on to enroll in acting courses with Shannon Winpenny at Diamond Head Theater, and is now a convert to the craft of creative expression and developing memorable characters.  Last Taxi Dance  is her first film. 

Steffʻs interest in acting began with a divine call and leap of faith to serve in the drama ministry at New Hope Leeward, on the island of Oʻahu. She went on to enroll in acting courses with Shannon Winpenny at Diamond Head Theater, and is now a convert to the craft of creative expression and developing memorable characters. Last Taxi Dance is her first film. 

STEFF KAWASAKI
"BOSS LADY"

 Tira fell in love with acting through her participation in high school and college theater on Oʻahu. This native Hawaiian actress went on to attend film & television classes at Scott Roger Studios, eventually landing roles on the hit television series Hawaii Five-0 & the upcoming indie short film  Mauka to Makai .

Tira fell in love with acting through her participation in high school and college theater on Oʻahu. This native Hawaiian actress went on to attend film & television classes at Scott Roger Studios, eventually landing roles on the hit television series Hawaii Five-0 & the upcoming indie short film Mauka to Makai.

TIRA AKINA

 Scott has distinguished himself as an exceptional performing artist through a variety of leading and supporting roles in films, television, commercials, and stage productions. His notable screen credits include roles in  Forgetting Sarah Marshall  and “Hawaii Five-O,” while his stage credits include his performance as Brick Pollitt in the TAG Hawaii production of Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”  When not acting, Scott enjoys photography, traveling, and freediving.

Scott has distinguished himself as an exceptional performing artist through a variety of leading and supporting roles in films, television, commercials, and stage productions. His notable screen credits include roles in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and “Hawaii Five-O,” while his stage credits include his performance as Brick Pollitt in the TAG Hawaii production of Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”  When not acting, Scott enjoys photography, traveling, and freediving.

SCOTT francis RUSSELL

 Maluhia begun her performance journey on Moloka’i, where she studied hula under Kumu Kanani Brighter from the age of five. By twenty-one, Maluhia began performing as a luau dancer for Traditions Hawaii on the Big Island. Since then she has expanded her professional experience to include modeling, film acting, stage performance and interactive theater. 

Maluhia begun her performance journey on Moloka’i, where she studied hula under Kumu Kanani Brighter from the age of five. By twenty-one, Maluhia began performing as a luau dancer for Traditions Hawaii on the Big Island. Since then she has expanded her professional experience to include modeling, film acting, stage performance and interactive theater. 

MALUHIA kayla KAWAI

 A former military brat, Joan grew up on Hickam Air Force Base and graduated from Radford High School. She has worked on numerous productions on Oʻahu such as  Kong Skull Island ,  Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates  and  Godzilla,  and “Hawaiʻi Five-O.” A fitness buff, Joan holds a first-degree black belt in Kajukenbo, and is a pescatarian; she is very excited and honored to be a part of this film.

A former military brat, Joan grew up on Hickam Air Force Base and graduated from Radford High School. She has worked on numerous productions on Oʻahu such as Kong Skull Island, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates and Godzilla, and “Hawaiʻi Five-O.” A fitness buff, Joan holds a first-degree black belt in Kajukenbo, and is a pescatarian; she is very excited and honored to be a part of this film.

JOAN CERVANTES POWERS

 After serving for nine years in the US Navy, John studied acting at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa, earning a double major in Theatre and Communicology.  He is most known for his roles as Antoine in  Public Art , directed by Greg Keast, and as Skipper Jack in the upcoming feature film  The Islands , starring Mira Sorvino and John Savage. An accomplished musician who plays several instruments, John credits the success of his acting career to Gary Shimokawa and Timothy Chey, for always bringing the best out of him. He wishes to thank his fiancé, Meghan, for loving and supporting him as he chases his acting dream.

After serving for nine years in the US Navy, John studied acting at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa, earning a double major in Theatre and Communicology.  He is most known for his roles as Antoine in Public Art, directed by Greg Keast, and as Skipper Jack in the upcoming feature film The Islands, starring Mira Sorvino and John Savage. An accomplished musician who plays several instruments, John credits the success of his acting career to Gary Shimokawa and Timothy Chey, for always bringing the best out of him. He wishes to thank his fiancé, Meghan, for loving and supporting him as he chases his acting dream.

JOHN HUSER

 Elegant and worldly, Darcie began acting at the age of fifteen and went on to study at the American Conservatory Theater. Her recent work includes the upcoming films,  Waikiki,  directed by Christopher Kahunahana and  Triple Frontier,  with Garret Hedlund. A mother of three, Darcie splits her time between Los Angeles and Honolulu as a painter, brand ambassador & writer.

Elegant and worldly, Darcie began acting at the age of fifteen and went on to study at the American Conservatory Theater. Her recent work includes the upcoming films, Waikiki, directed by Christopher Kahunahana and Triple Frontier, with Garret Hedlund. A mother of three, Darcie splits her time between Los Angeles and Honolulu as a painter, brand ambassador & writer.

DARCIE PULAWA