Larissa Lam

Larissa Lam is an award-winning filmmaker and music artist. She directed the documentary, FAR EAST DEEP SOUTH, about Chinese families in Mississippi during segregation, which has won numerous awards including a 2022 Telly Award. The film made its broadcast premiere on the World Channel (PBS) series, AMERICA REFRAMED, and launched a successful impact campaign that continues today with over 300 screening partners across the U.S. A native of Diamond Bar, CA, and a proud UCLA Bruin, Lam was previously a part of the Smithsonian’s History Film Forum Emerging Filmmakers Lab. In 2021, she was awarded the Mary Pickford Award for Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking. Since 2022, Lam has served on the Steering Committee of distributor, New Day Films, as the Marketing Lead. Before entering the film world, Lam carved out a distinguished career in music as the CFO of NSOUL Records and has written music for film and TV projects such as THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW. Lam is a frequent speaker on issues of diversity and the Asian American experience at Fortune 500 companies and major universities. She has also been featured on CBS News, Los Angeles Times, NPR and more.