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Poi Dogs

Shorts in Competition: Narrative

New York Premiere

USA | 12 MINUTES | English |


Poi Dogs is the story of two Hawaiian teenagers—a tough-acting football football lineman and a guarded tuba player—and their awkward attempts at expressing a budding romantic interest in one another.


Directed by Joel Moffett and Joel Moffett

Joel Moffett has won a Student Academy Award, a Student Emmy Award, and AFI's highest honor, the Schaffner Award. His films have screened in more than 40 festivals, including Cannes and Berlin. My Body received the award for best short at 14 film festivals, and his 2008 short Horsepower won top honors at six.
Joel Moffett
Mark Wolf
Music Supervisor
John Signor
Primary Cast
Anela Manu, Toa Smith
Executive Producers
Thomas Takemoto Chock, Paulo Kobayashi
Director of Photography
Thomas Takemoto Chock
Joel Moffett