808 Urban asked me if I would document the story of creating their commissioned mural at the Disney Aulani resort, located on the West side of Oahu. Shot over the course of one day, a handful of high school students and mentor artists worked together to create a vibrant mural that tells the story of the legend of Maui.
"Since 2006, 808 Urban has created over 50 large-scale mural projects throughout Hawai’i, offered over a hundred free arts workshops, collaborated with dozens of local organizations and businesses, and has recently opened a new store and community arts hub called The Refuge."
I have volunteered as a mentor filmmaker with 808 Urban since the beginning of this year. Working with the kids has been a great way to apply my own knowledge as well as develop new projects. The environment is always nurturing and I can't help but feel just as much a student as a teacher when working with the kids.
To learn more or to get involved email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them online at www.808urban.org