The Explorer

As the first Asian American astronaut, Ellison Onizuka ventured from his humble beginnings on the coffee field of Kona, Hawaii and dared to journey into the unknown. With the unveiling of two new murals in Little Tokyo, the film explores Onizuka's enduring impact as he continues to inspire exploration and the boundless potential of human aspiration.

  • Ken Honjo
    Director
    Above Water (2022)
  • Kentaro Yoshimura
    Director
    Above Water (2022)
  • Kentaro Yoshimura
    Key Cast
    "himself"
  • Daniel M. Tani
    Key Cast
    "himself"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 7, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony FX3
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director - Ken Honjo, Kentaro Yoshimura