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This Is Alex Kilauano

Filmmaker Alex Kilauano Playlist & Interview 52 Videos ・ Last Updated: Feb 13 2024

Hawaiian filmmaker from Kailua, O'ahu.

Nickname: AK

Born and raised: Kailua, O'ahu, Hawaii

Based now: Oceanside, San Diego, California

Stance: Regular

When and how did you start surfing?

Started surfing with my Dad when I was a kid.

Who are the surfers that inspire you?

Dane Gudauskas, Tanner Gudauskas, Patrick Gudauskas, and Dylan Graves.

Where are your favorite surf spots that you've been to?

J-Bay and Namibia (a trip I did with Pat, Tanner, and Dylan).

Where are the surf spots you want to visit in the future that you've never been to?


Which type of surfboards and fin setups are you into?

Lately, twin fins.

Which one video would you highlight in this playlist and why?

Edge of Africa. That was the trip I went on with Pat, Tanner, and Dylan. After that, we started shooting a lot together and making some of my favorite films.

Gear: I shoot with a Canon C500 mark ii.

Editing tool: Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and After Effects.

What's your favorite focal length?


When and how did you start filming?

I started shooting skateboarding when I was a kid. I'd hang out at 808 Skate Shop and would learn about shooting skating from the guys there. Those experiences inspired me to go to film school in California.

Who are the creators that inspire you?

Chris Malloy, Kai Neville, Sonny Miller, Thomas Campbell, and Grant Ellis.

What are the surf films/videos that inspire you?

One Track Mind, These Colors Taste Like Music, Get-N Classic Vol.3, Done, Dear Suburbia, Thicker Than Water, Nervous Laughter, The Bruce Movie, Secret Machine, Searching for Tom Curren, and Magnaplasm.

Other than surf films?

The Motorcycle Diaries, Boy, Rushmore, The Wild Hunt, Beasts of The Southern Wild, The Assassination of Jesse James, Into The Wild, and anything with Anthony Bourdain.

Who are your favorite bands and musicians?

Favorite music is Hawaiian music. The bands I like right now are Kalapana, Curtis Harding, The Mattson 2, and Hobo Dave.

10 tracks you love?

  1. "Black Rain" by The Mattson 2
  2. "Need Your Love" by Curtis Harding
  3. "You And Me" by Penny & The Quarters
  4. "Sleepwalkin'" by Better Oblivion Community Center
  5. "Until the $ Runs Dry" by Cape Weather
  6. "Slow Hand" by The Pointer Sisters
  7. "When The Morning Comes" by Kalapana
  8. "Rusty Old Steampipes" by Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau
  9. "Redbone" by Childish Gambino
  10. "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King

Spotify Playlist: This Is Alex Kilauano