Aranuka Mermaid

Mermaid Lulu is gardening in the coral off the shores of Aranuka, Kiribati. Meanwhile a wife on the island wakes up her sleeping husband and urges him to go fishing whether or not he is rested. The husband is lost to the sea after nearly spearing the mermaid. This sparks the wife's journey as she seeks out help from her father and then the spirit Ms. Birike located in the largest mangrove in the world. Finally she find's closure at Riki's well after days of giving the shrine tobacco offerings.

  • Lulu Kaeruru DeBoer
    A World of Dew, Love Note to an Island, Horror in Green, Until We Meet Again, Millennium Island
  • Lulu Kaeruru DeBoer
    A World of Dew, Love Note to an Island, Horror in Green, Until We Meet Again, Millennium Island
  • Miraka
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  • Patrick
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  • Lulu DeBoer
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  • Terebo
    Key Cast
  • Tawake
    Key Cast
    "Ms. Birike"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, experimental, short, underwater, fiction, myth
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 58 seconds
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Director Biography - Lulu Kaeruru DeBoer

Lulu DeBoer is a graduate of Stanford University. A daughter of an I-Kiribati mother and Dutch American father, she spent the majority of her developing years growing up in a small town in rural East Texas. Since an early age, Lulu developed a deep passion for filmmaking and an appreciation of how the medium can unite different cultures to express universal emotion.

Lulu's film work has spanned several nations including the Tribes of Northern California and Washington, Malaysia, Kiribati, Fiji, and Germany. She is currently a board member of a sustainable housing non-profit in Houston, TX. In her spare time, Lulu has a performance based web series chronicling different cultural perspectives on the mermaid symbol. Lulu currently resides in Houston, TX producing a feature documentary, “Millennium Island” under her production company, Lulu Lens LLC.

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Director Statement

Thank you sincerely for you consideration. I'm very proud to showcase talent from the Pacific.