Narrative Short
Poi Dogs

Poi Dogs is the story of two local Hawaiian teenagers and their awkward attempts at expressing a budding romantic interest in each other. Toa, a tough-acting lineman on a crappy high school football team, has just lost the big game. Distraught and alone, he drives home on his old ramshackle moped, which breaks down in the shadow of an abandoned sugar mill. Anela, the tough-acting tuba player on his teams marching band, walks up and tries to console him. Ashamed, Toa pushes her away. After a tense fight, Toa and Anela find common ground by overcoming their pride and accepting each other's help. In the end, Poi Dogs illustrates the first small step towards love by two guarded teenagers.


Joel Moffett
Joel Moffett
Mark Wolk
Executive Producer: 
Thomas Takemoto Chock, Paulo Kobayashi
Anela Manu Toa Smith
United States
12 minutes
Film Collection: 
About Love


Yeiser Art Center
Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 7:00pm
Maiden Alley Cinema
Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 3:00pm
Market House - Black Box Theatre
Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 5:00pm