The story of a lauded 9/11 hero

A nationally recognized K9 Unit Officer, Isaac Ho’opi’i is responsible for saving at least 18 people from the Pentagon during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Countless articles were written about his heroism following 9/11. He was photographed by Richard Avedon for a spread in USA Today. He appeared on NBC’s Today show. And he ran the Olympic Torch on its way to Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Corridor Four is a feature-length documentary that illustrates Isaac’s story in the aftermath of 9/11. After all the news cameras had turned off and all the lights had dimmed, Isaac was left only with the horrific images he had seen and the memory of those he was unable to save. His is a story not of a hero basking in the glory of his past deeds, but of a human being filled with regret that he couldn’t change something completely out of his control.

Isaac came from very humble beginnings, and perhaps this is why he insists that he's not a hero, that he was only doing his job. He grew up in the disadvantaged community of Waianae, HI where he spent the school years playing football and basketball and the summers playing Hawaiian folk music on the beach with his friends. After graduating high school, he served in the military, and eventually, found his way to the Washington, DC-area to work in law enforcement. He continues to spread the Aloha Spirit playing music with his band the Aloha Boys and for Halau Nohona Hawaii, where his daughters dance and teach hula.

- Stephen Tringali, director & cinematographer

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STEPHEN TRINGALI (director & cinematographer) went to film school at American University where he was the cinematographer for "Dying Green," a documentary about the process of green burial that won a Student Academy Award in 2012.

After graduating from AU, Stephen moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a Local 600 focus puller before moving full time into cinematography, and occasionally, directing. Stephen has shot music videos that have been featured on Pitchfork, NPR, Buzzfeed, Noisey, and SPIN; commercials for Stone IPA, BJs Restaurants, ShoreTel Communications, and Energy Sheets; and narratives that have screened at the New York Television Festival, LA Shorts, Sidewalk Film Festival, DC Shorts, Vancouver International Film Festival, and many others.

This documentary is the first feature-length film that Stephen has undertaken as both director and cinematographer.

 

MARIA BISSELL (producer) started working in the film industry as an assistant at one of the top talent agencies in Los Angeles and then transitioned into assisting two showrunners in kids' television.

She has produced a variety of short form content, including music videos, narratives, and sketches, that have been featured on Funny or Die's front page, NPR's All Songs Considered, Pitchfork, Stereogum, SPIN, Noisey, and many others.

CONTACT THE FILMMAKERS

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about how you can help bring this documentary to life.

STEPHEN TRINGALI / e-mail / website

MARIA BISSELL / e-mail / website

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