06-24 November 2019

MERAKI

MERAKI

ACM UHM Night / SFA Showcase
Rena Shishido

United States

2019 / 14’ / World Premiere / English

Short film

This project is titled Meraki, which is defined as “when you leave a piece of yourself in the work you create”. This short narrative film follows EMI, a local Japanese girl in her early 20s who struggles to find her original style in the saturated wedding photography market in Hawai’i. When her co-worker/photographer HINA and her have a job to shoot a big time Japanese magazine editor’s wedding, the pressure of creating work the client enjoys clashes with her wants of creating something unique and personal. When the reality of Hawai’i doesn’t meet the expectations for the bride, Emi must think of alternative way to please her while keeping true to herself.

Screenings
Tuesday 12 18:00 - 19:57Regal Dole Cannery 18
DirectorRena Shishido.
CastKaren Ho, Michelle Chen, Mari Hanna and Sean Barnes.
ScreenplayRena Shishido (Iriyoshi).
CinematographerChloe Ma.
Production designerMayu Oshio.
EditorRena Shishido (Iriyoshi).
MusicDiego Medina.
SoundKeith Taylor.
ProductionAcademy for Creative Media.

Producer....Rea Chupek

Co-Producer....Kristle Backe

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