People can’t stop talking about Through The Doggy Door! Here are a few recent mentions in the media…


Shout out to The Grit! podcast for talking about Through The Doggy Door. We are so proud and thankful for the kind words and we thank you for bringing more awareness to the West Side of O’ahu.

“Doggy Door, I’ll just come out and spoil it, was my clear number one”

“Rarely have I seen a story told better than Joe did with that story…it was the perfect length…it surprised me…the payoff was perfect”

“No Story was better told than Doggy Door.”

“Joe wove it [comparing making the film to a quilt] perfectly”

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Chas Smith @surfjournalist

David Lee Scales (@david_lee_scales)


Thank you for your high praises and bringing awareness to the West Side!

“It was AWESOME!”

“Every kid, or anyone really, should go watch it”

2022 Vans Pipe Masters, Selema Masekela (@selema), Bettylou Sakura Johnson (, Dr. Cliff Kapono (@cliff_kapono)

Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Webcast

“It’s not just surfing; it tells a pretty heart wrenching story of poverty ”

“It really is a story of him being able to survive and to pull out of that situation”

“If you haven’t seen it, go check it out”

Da Hui Backdoor ShootoutDr. Isaiah Walker (@moonwalker808), Ezra Rodrigues (@ezrarod)