Nicole Naone

Nicole Naone is a Kanaka Maoli cultural producer with practices spanning the film, art, and virtual reality realms. Naone is the longtime creative partner of the acclaimed Hawaiian director Christopher Kahunaha, producing his short film Lahaina Noon (2014) and the multi award winning scripted feature WAIKIKI (2020). As a writer/director she has created art-house short films like Mauna Fuji (2014, Honolulu Biennial), Kalaoke o Mākua; (2019, Contact Exhibition),  PIKO: Virtual Reality (2021, Honolulu Museum of Artʻs Hawaiʻi Now Exhibition). Naone is intrigued by the opportunity to use cinematic language to explore the multifaceted relationship between members of her community and niu.

Read more about Nicole's work on her webpage.