Meilani Wenska

Native Hawaiian Screenwriter, Director and  Actor  •  SAG-AFTRA

E como mai! I'm an award-winning Director, Screenwriter and Actor and have written, produced and directed short films, written features and pilots, and acted in a number of features and shorts.


As seen in the Hollywood Reporter and Indian Country, I'm also a proud Fellow of the Native TV Lab, held by the Native American Media Alliance and the Cherokee Film Office.


My last film, "808," has won 8 awards in festivals, including Best Indigenous Film and Best Director, and is an Official Selection in the 17 festivals below.

My screenplay,
"Ana and the Funeral" was a semi-finalist in Final Cut's "Big Break" writing contest out of thousands of entries!

"Not only is Meilani one of the smartest actors I've ever met, she's also one of the most daring."
-Risa Bramon Garcia, Casting Director, Seal Team and
Oliver Stone films

Selling my watercolor style prints since 2015 in my Etsy shop