Best Environmental/Outdoor Feature | 2019 BendFilm Festival

Jury Grand Prize | 2019 Arkhaios Film Festival

Audience Favorite | 2019 Arkhaios Film Festival

Sustainability Award | 2019 Portuguese Surf Film Festival


"A lush achievement... ranks among the most effective and affective movies of its kind that I have seen in the past in several years."

- David Lipset, Oceania Journal


"Eating Up Easter is a complex and complicated portrait of contemporary island life in the Pacific that I have not seen on screen before, with the filmmaker's island of Rapanui a stand-in for communities anywhere struggling to reconcile traditional cultures, unbridled economic growth, and sustainable futures. This cautionary tale is one of the most important and moving documentaries to come out of Oceania in recent years."

– Vilsoni Hereniko, Professor of Creative Media and filmmaker at the University of Hawaii


“One of the best, most compelling contemporary portraits of a Pacific isle by a Native filmmaker in the history of South Seas Cinema, a major contribution to the “Tidal Wave” of indigenous cinematic storytelling.”

May 6, 2019
‘Eating Up Easter’: A fresh and welcome filmic portrait of Rapa Nui
People’s World


March 13, 2019
From the Field: Film Sales & Schnitzel
Pacific Islanders in Communications


November 6, 2018
The Conversation: Eating Up Easter Debuts at HIFF
Hawaii Public Radio