FILMMAKERS

Director/Producer/Co-editor: Keiko Wright

Keiko Wright is a Chicago-born filmmaker. In 2011, she graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she received a Bachelor in Fine Arts with a concentration in film and television post-production. She has directed and produced several short-form documentaries and currently works as a freelance editor in New York City. Her most recent film HIRO – A Story of Japanese Internment won a Gold Medal at the 2012 Student Academy Awards.

 

Director of Photography: Jamie Li

Jamie Li graduated with a BFA in Film/TV production from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She currently freelances as a camera assistant on commercials, music videos, and feature films. Jamie continues to shoot documentary. Her latest credit includes Why Do You Have Black Dolls?, a student documentary on black doll artists and collectors. Jamie will soon collaborate with the Hiro crew to produce Ladypoints, a webseries recognizing women who are passionate about their hobbies and fields of work.

 

Co-editor/Production Sound Supervisor: Rekha Shankar

Rekha Shankar graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in Television and Film. She has been an editor and assistant editor for several short films and documentaries (Hiro, Slavery By Another Name) as well as television shows (Cash Cab, Fatal Encounters). She has read and covered feature-length / television scripts for Guy Walks Into A Bar Productions (Elf), and has experience with improvisational comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater, as well. Her future goals include editing documentaries and writing for comedic television. You can see examples of short projects she’s done on Vimeo or YouTube.

 

Special Thanks:

Heart Mountain, Wyoming Foundation     Japanese American National Museum

Norman Mineta     Vanessa Yuille     Carolyn Takeshita

Dean Hoshizaki     Quin Hayford

Marsha Moore McKeever     Matthew Polis

Ryan Ferreira     James Lamb