Chad Kukahiko

Chad Kukahiko

Director, producer and screenwriter in Los Angeles, California

About Chad

A Hawaiian writer, director and performer, Chad has spent over half his life performing in more than fifty plays including two years traveling the world with STOMP. As an actor, Chad’s film and television appearances include ‘Charmed’, ‘Killian’s Chronicle’ and ‘Mid-Century’ with John Glover and fellow Boston University alum Faye Dunaway. Since becoming a writer/director he’s launched a production company with his brother Denny and long-time girlfriend Kendall Kanoa Hawley with whom he’s completed a number of pieces, the most recent of which were a motion comic, a transmedia piece that was recently featured on Wired.com and a one-man show. Chad’s love affair with computers helped him create the various web sites of We Make Movies, the Los Angeles film collective, and grant him an unique skill set for generating, distributing and promoting content online.


Name: Chad Kukahiko

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Credits

  • Baked Ziti

    Baked Ziti (2016)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Two low-level wiseguys forced to kill their boss' rivals, in order to save their own skins, find a possible shot at survival in a bowl of baked ziti.

  • Off The Grid

    Off The Grid (2016)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director When 3 social outcasts are sentenced to an Internet rehab center for their online crimes, they band together against their nastiest troll yet: their therapist.

  • Shakespeare in the Sphere

    Shakespeare in the Sphere (2016)
    Television (Drama) Director Add a Plot »

  • Happy Hour

    Happy Hour (2016)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A divorcee unsuccessfully attempts to teach her friend how to pick up younger men.

  • Galactic Galaxy: The Series

    Galactic Galaxy: The Series (2016)
    Television (Sci-Fi) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Direction

    Direction (2015)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Direction is a about a guy who gets some unexpected help while on a first date from an old colleague who happens to be sitting nearby. This old friend is an award winning director and she knows how to get the best performances out of her actors - apparently even when they're out on dates. Written by Anonymous

  • Steps

    Steps (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Director A boy in his first year of college is forced to deal with the pressures of alcohol and sex.

  • Tuesday Morning

    Tuesday Morning (2014)
    Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Director Rick and Jewels are colleagues and professionals who are deeply in love with one another, though married to others. During a morning tryst extraordinary events occur which provide an opportunity that's hard to pass up even though it's so completely wrong. Written by Anonymous

  • WMM Sketch Show

    WMM Sketch Show (2014)
    Television (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director WMM Sketch Show is a weekly comedy series shot at YouTubeSpace LA. The scripts, actors, and crew are all sourced from the LA based film collective, We Make Movies. We Make Movies was founded in 2009 to try to make the film industry suck less. It's grown to a community of filmmakers from Hollywood to Toronto dedicated to empowering each other to make movies on their own terms. To do that, We Make Movies offers an arsenal of resources, knowledge, shared experience and community support. Written by Anonymous

  • Rocks Off

    Rocks Off (2013)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Mickey, in the throes of a mid-life crisis, quits his job and fractures his family to reunite his high school garage band with his burnout friend.

  • Layover

    Layover (2013)
    Film (Short, Drama, Mystery and Romance) Producer A down on his luck salesman and a young bride-to-be make an unusual connection when they meet in the bar of an airport hotel lobby as they each wait for their flights.

  • The Finger

    The Finger (2013)
    Film (Short and Crime) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director An old story threatens to make Elly's byline a headline. In this classic whodunit, every sneer and wink is a clue.

  • je vous adore

    je vous adore (2012)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Director Three perspectives on love, attraction and reality.

  • Cricket Moth Spider

    Cricket Moth Spider (2012)
    Video (Short and Comedy) Director The strange story of two odd friends helping their equally strange roommate try to figure out what happened to his car. 'Dude Where's My Car' and 'Waiting for Godot' on a three-day meth binge.

  • Last Days: Ante Diem, Pt 1

    Last Days: Ante Diem, Pt 1 (2012)
    Video (Animation, Horror and Thriller) Producer Albert has gotten deep into something he doesn't understand. A beautiful woman, and odd and highly paid job on the other side of the world and cheating death. It's a strange and dangerous situation.

  • Carefully Descending

    Carefully Descending (2010)
    Film (Short, Mystery and Romance) Director Haunted by visions of a beautiful woman, Grant must decide how far he'll go for love.

  • Sup, Bitches

    Sup, Bitches (2010)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Director Add a Plot »

  • Tomorrow

    Tomorrow (2009)
    Film (Short and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Having just lost their best friend, Cole, Jake and Taylor spend the next twelve hours finding their own way of venting and letting go of the built up angst and frustration of facing another day without him.

  • Mid-Century

    Mid-Century (2002)
    Film (Drama) Actor The inevitable point in human evolution where the machine becomes our master.

  • Charmed

    Charmed (2001)
    Television (Drama, Fantasy and Mystery) Actor The three Halliwell sisters discover that they are descendents of a line of female witches. Each has a special ability (stopping time, moving objects, seeing the future), and they can also combine their abilities into the "Power of Three" to fight demons, warlocks, and other evils. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

  • Killian's Chronicle: The Magic Stone

    Killian's Chronicle: The Magic Stone (1995)
    Film (Adventure) Miscellaneous Crew A boat carrying Vikings and an Irish slave, Killian is lost and comes to the coast of North America. To sail home, they need the crystal "Magic Stone" and Killian, who knows how to use the stone to find their way. But Killian escapes, taking the stone with him. The Native Americans in the area, the Passamaquoddy, rescue him and he learns the ways of the people. He becomes a brother to the hero Contacook, a friend to young Kitchi, and a lover to the beautiful girl, Turtle. The people teach him that the earth does not forget the evil that men do, that the earth does not belong to anyone. This resonates with the Irish Killian. He builds a boat, in which he hope to return to Ireland. This film, built on fragments of ancient Viking sagas, will forever change the way we view the past. "Killian's Chronicle: The Magic Stone"...a first story of America.

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  • Since: May 2012
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