Meilani Wenska

 Hawaiian-Chinese Screenwriter, Director & Actor

Filmmaker Resume: Screenwriter, Director and  Producer

As an actor, I often write my own scenes for study, so it felt very natural and satisfying to begin writing screenplays.

 

In 2010, one of my feature length scripts, “Ana and the Funeral,” made it to the semi-finals of Final Draft’s Big Break contest, out of thousands of submissions.

 

Inspired by this, in 2011, I condensed the script to 25 minutes and then produced, directed, and starred in it. Since then I've kept on writing, producing, and directing various projects.

 

And I'm very proud that my film, "808," is an official selection in 17 film festivals and has won 8 awards, including Best Director and Best Indigenous short film.

 

Please let me know if you'd like links to any of my films!

Screenwriter Projects

FEATURE SCREENPLAYS

Umi's Dog

Ana and the Funeral

 

PILOTS

808 Pilot

Untitled Biopic

 

SHORTS

Times2

808

Meditation

James

We All Fall Down

NOTES

A mystery thriller about a young woman and her beloved dog

Semi-Finalist in Final Cut's Big Break Contest

 

 

Hour long drama series

Hour long mini series

 

 

A Sci Fi comedy

Official Selection of 17 festivals, won 8 awards

Micro short 3 minutes: a girl resists her mom's meditation agenda

Micro short 2 minutes: a young man works on his figure

25 minute film based on "Ana and the Funeral"

Director and  Producer Projects

SHORTS

Who Did It?

Times2

808

A Work of Heart

Meditation

James

We All Fall Down

 

 

MUSIC VIDEO

Pad Thai

 

Co-Director, in post

Producer, in post

Director, Producer

Producer and First AD

Director, Producer, contact me for the link

Director, Producer, contact me for the link

Director, Producer, contact me for the link

Director