This past summer, I had one of the most memorable experiences of my life. A small band of risk-taking artists followed me to the Big Island of Hawai‘i and lived with me for a month. Spotty Wi-Fi, no cell reception, off-the-grid living. At the end of that month, we returned with a film.
Starring musical and artistic genius Alex Zhang Hungtai and local superstar Akiko Masuda, it's a film that I hope immerses the viewer in the natural beauty and heavy weight of spirit that we experienced on island.
I hope to write more about this experience soon, because the entire journey, from development through post-production, has been magical. But for now, we get to share the finished piece (my first feature film as director!) with the world.