Tag Archive: FILM

In a boldly original spin on the vampire genre, the short film Spout enters the absurdly comic world of a motherless boy and his grandmother, who become unlikely serial killers in a quest to eliminate his father’s girlfriends.

Spout screens at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on Saturday May 1 at 10pm.

The film was directed by Chamorro filmmaker Alex Muñoz, who deliberately cast people of color in key roles as a German family determined to assimilate into American culture in the early sixties. Spout film stars renowned actress Rena Owen (Once Were Warriors) as Oma, and introduces Tristan Bice-Bey as her grandson Bobby.

The story is by Laurence A. Rickels, the “Vampire Professor”, merging his vampirism expertise with childhood experience. It was produced by filmmakers of Pacific Islander heritage: Alex, Rena, Hawai’i-based James Sereno and Karin Williams (Cook Islands/Aotearoa).



Yukon Circles screened at the 2nd Native Spirit Festival in London during October 08. The film documents tribal environmental protection efforts on the Yukon River in Alaska and Canada.

The event included more than 116 films, 188 screenings, workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances at ten locations.

Also screening at Native Spirit: Na Maka o ka Aina’s The Tribunal, documenting an indigenous trial of the U.S. government on Hawai’i in 1993, and Ian Skorodin’s Crazy Ind’n, an action-figure animation set during a global indigenous revolution.

Yukon Circles screens in the inaugural Global Green Indigenous Film Festival at Santa Fe, New Mexico, 18-20 April 2008.