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In the aftermath of a family tragedy, a woman seeks to unearth the mysteries surrounding her grandmother’s death, but not everyone is interested in challenging the family narrative. An intimate portrait of three generations of a Japanese American family, this autobiographical film cracks open a family to reveal the inner workings of transgenerational trauma and lays bare the complex realities of the historic and present-day Asian American experience in vital, vivid and complex ways.
Keiko Elizabeth (Director/Producer) is a Los Angeles-based actress and a filmmaker working in television, film, and theatre. Keiko received a BS in Biology from Stanford University, and an MFA in Acting from Cal State Fullerton. She’s appeared on TV shows like HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, HAWAII FIVE-0, and HOT IN CLEVELAND, and she is a member of the Los Angeles-based theatre company, Theatre of NOTE. As a producer, she produced the comedic series, MANNY IN REAL LIFE, as well as live theatre—the world premieres of SUPPER, by Phinneas Kiyomura, and DISSASEMBLY by Steve Yockey. Her work is a reflection of her core values: engagement, empathy, curiosity and community.
Matthew Gordon (Director/Editor) is a freelance video producer and documentary filmmaker based in Northern California. After studying post production at The Edit Center in New York, he received his MFA in Film and Electronic Media from American University where he was a graduate fellow at the Center for Media and Social Impact. His thesis film, AS A FATHER, received American University’s Outstanding Thesis Award. In addition to his independent documentary work, he has produced videos for The Washington Post and for national and regional non-profits. His post production experience includes work on the feature films CIRCUS DREAMS and SORRY, THANKS and for the PBS documentaries ANIMAS PERDIDAS (LOST SOULS) and GARBAGE DREAMS.