“Fire releases the spirit. Water cleanses it.” – Pōhaku

Oahu native Tom Pōhaku Stone shares the journey that led him to revive the ancient Hawaiian tradition of hand-shaping surfboards from wood. Part of a series of short documentaries created for the Hawaii Visitors and Conventions Bureau (HVCB).

Agency: MVNP
Creative Director: Vince Soliven
Agency Producer: Jenni Katinsky
Director: Bradley Tangonan
Producer: Darrin Kaneshiro
Cinematographer: Jeremy Snell
Camera Assistant: Anthony Vallejo-Sanderson
Steadicam Operator: Abraham Williams
Gaffer: Keoki Smith
Sound Recordist: Prahlad Strickland
Editors: Nick Stone and Bradley Tangonan
Sound Mixer: Chris Schneider
Color: Kath Raisch of Company 3

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