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Directed by:

Erin Lau

19 mins

Saturday, Nov 19, 2022

4:00 PM

Shorts Program 3

A struggling nature photographer is forced to confront the pain his family has carried for generations.

STUART Cinema & Café

About the Filmmaker

Raised in Kahaluʻu, Hawaiʻi, Native Hawaiian filmmaker Erin Lau has dedicated her life to creating empathy-forward stories for her community. After completing her Chapman thesis film The Moon and The Night with the support of the Sundance Native Lab, the award-winning film went on to screen in over 30 festivals, including being short-listed for the 2018 Student BAFTA awards and licensed by the Criterion Channel. Since graduation, Erin has signed with the United Talent Agency (UTA) and continued her growth through opportunities with the Sundance Institute, Film Independent’s Project Involve and Episodic Intensive, Points North Institute, Nia Tero, Powderkeg’s Break The Room, and the Future Gold Film Fellowship. For three years, she worked as a Senior Producer-Director for Jubilee Media, where her videos accumulated over 130 million views. Through this work she was also given the opportunity to develop empathy-forward content for brands including Google, Netflix, and Always. She now works as a freelance producer and director, developing projects inspired by her community and home.

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