Temple Beauty Supply for Snapchat

This project is one that truly filled my soul. It was definitely a challenging shoot at the height of COVID-19 cases this past winter, with an all volunteer crew and zero budget - but full of heart and a desire to support a local business impacted by the pandemic.

We partnered with Re:Store, Valiant Pictures, Cut + Run, Apache, Dragonfly Audio Post, Jogger, LA musicians Buggsy Capri and YNGREE, with help from LensRentals & Bokeh Rentals. The amount of heart that people gave to this project and the friends I made through this was a truly incredible experience, and we’re just getting started with this cut for Snapchat.

Meeting Amber of Temple Beauty Supply and her beautiful family is the highlight of my year hands down. She makes me laugh, and most importantly I saw a resilient spirit in her that is so pivotal for the rest of the world to take note of. Her presence is unmistakable and her example of ownership is one I believe people will find inspirational.

Thank you to all the people who worked on this - full credits on the Vimeo link.

HFT @ Sarasota Film Festival!

Ecstatic that Hello From Taiwan is screening at the Sarasota Film Festival - U.S. Narrative Competition Shorts! Thank you to Rodney Piatt & Harrison Bender for programming our film, and happy to be in the company of the beautiful film HARANA, by DWW sister Marie Jamora!

Sarasota Film Festival runs virtually from today through May 9!

BTS photos by Rayana Chumthong

HFT @ DisOrient!

Playing at DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon from today through March 28, 2021!

Check out the great lineup of Asian American films at: disorientfilm.org

BTS Photo by Yolanda Huang - such a cute moment right before ‘Action!’ 😁

Blackmagic Collective’s Future Directors of Studio Features Initiative on Variety

Happy to be a part of the Blackmagic Collective inaugural Future Directors of Studio Features Initiative, announcement featured on Variety❣️

We’ve just gotten started and it’s already been a blast getting to know these wonderful women. Thankful to executive director Jenn Page, advisory board member Anna Levine and our mentor Catherine Hardwicke!! 🥰 

🎦: https://variety.com/2021/film/news/film-news-in-brief-march-15-1234931480/

HFT on TMJ4 news (Milwaukee affiliate for NBC) for Women’s History Month @ Milwaukee Film Festival!

Hello From Taiwan has made the news! Excited to have been interviewed yesterday by Sarah McGrew, a reporter for TMJ4 news, the NBC affiliate in Milwaukee, as they wanted to do a story on Women’s History Month. Watch the video interview here!

Thanks to Milwaukee Film’s Community Engagement and Events Manager Maureen Post for setting it up, and check out Hello From Taiwan at the Women’s History Month program at the Milwaukee Film Festival, playing virtually from March 1-31, 2021. Bonus points as this event is presented by Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin!

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