Erin Lau (Flagging Credit: Tia Anae)
Raised in the quiet valley of Kahaluʻu on Oʻahu, Native Hawaiian filmmaker Erin Lau has shaped her career around projects inspired by her heritage, the female perspective, and the Asian Pacific community. The Sundance Institute Native lab fellow and Chapman University MFA program alum has written and directed multiple award-winning shorts which have screened at festivals around the world including New Zealand, France, Guam, Shanghai, and Canada. Her accolades include the Sino-US Student Documentary Award at the 2012 Shanghai International Film Festival and the 2013 Eurocinema Best Student Film Award from the Hawaii International Film Festival. Erin's hope is that her films will help empower minority voices and serve as a bridge between communities.
Watch "The Moon and The Night" here!