HFT @ LA Diversity Film Fest! First In Person Screening!

Super excited to announce HELLO FROM TAIWAN is having its first in person screening! ✨

We were nominated for two awards at LA Diversity Film Festival this year for Best Director and Best Short Film - and won Best Short Film! Which means we are part of the Award Winning Shorts at Laemmle NoHo on August 12 at 7:30 pm - would love to see you there 🥰📽

Purchase tickets on the Laemmle site HERE.

And you can watch the Embrace shorts program virtually Aug 5-9.

SeriesFest Awards

Hello From Taiwan won some awards at SeriesFest!
- Rising Star (yay Brandilyn!)

- Best Director

- Best Drama

Watch the Awards Ceremony here + check out the TV Guide article here!

Thank you to the jury of SeriesFest, honored that these awards were announced by Annie Laks of Shondaland, Amanda Palley of CBS, and Alexander Zalben of Decider.

Also on Friday 7/9 at 12pm PST, I (and winners at SeriesFest) will discussing our work on Simon Applebaum’s Tomorrow Will Be Televised - hear the episode live at blogtalkradio.com - see you there :)

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.

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