Justyn Ah Chong
Justyn Ah Chong is a Native Hawaiian filmmaker from Mililani, Oʻahu. After graduating from University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts in 2011, Justyn worked as a cinematographer and editor at ʻŌiwi Television Network – Hawaiʻi's premiere Indigenous broadcast station. His debut narrative short Down on the Sidewalk in Waikīkī (2019) screened at over 25 festivals around the world, winning several awards; and he was involved in producing the George Helm narrative bio-pic, Hawaiian Soul (2021), which won best short at ImagineNative Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, and several others. Concurrently, Justyn shoots, directs, and edits culturally-inspired, place-based films, music videos, and commercials through his production company, Olonā Media.