Hawaiian-Chinese Screenwriter, Actor and Director • SAG-AFTRA
"Ana and the Funeral" was a semi-finalist in Final Cut's "Big Break" writing contest out of thousands of entries!
I was selected and participated in NAMA's inaugural Native American Writers Seminar, as seen in The Hollywood Reporter and Indian Country
"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
E como mai! I'm an award-winning Director, Screenwriter and Actor and have written, produced and directed 5 short films, written features and pilots, and acted in a number of features and shorts. Additionally, I've worked on feature films as First AD and Script Supervisor.
My last film, "808," is a proof of concept for my TV pilot and, I'm incredibly proud to say, an Official Selection of 3 Indigenous film festivals! It has also won 8 awards in festivals, including Best Indigenous Film and Best Director, and is an Official Selection in the 17 festivals below.