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Hoi Toiders

“Hoi Toiders" is the story of three generations of women under one roof in their final weeks together before they are forced to leave the sinking island they call home. It’s a love story, a ghost story, a coming of age story, a mother daughter story, an apocalyptic story, an ode to nature and childhood, and a final goodbye- all while fading into the sea.

  • Celia Rowlson-Hall
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  • AFI Fest 2015

    Breakthrough Audience Award
  • Sarasota Film Festival 2016

    Independent Visions Award
  • Ashland Independent Film Festival 2016

    Tangerine Entertainment Juice Award
Writer Biography - Celia Rowlson-Hall

Bessie award-winning dancer/choreographer Celia Rowlson-Hall unites movement and dance with her filmmaking. Celia’s debut feature, MA, premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2015, and went on to screen at over forty festivals worldwide, winning the Breakthrough Audience award at AFI Film Festival and the Independent Visions Award at Sarasota Film Festival, among several others.

In 2015 Celia was named one of the 25 New Faces for Filmmaker Magazine. In 2017, Miu Miu commissioned her to make a film as part of their Women’s Tales Series which also premiered at the Venice Film Festival. That same year, Celia was granted a Cinereach Fellowship to support her next feature, Hoi Toiders. In March of 2018 she was announced a Sundance Institute FilmTwo Fellow.

Celia recently co-executive produced and directed several episodes of two seasons of the Facebook Watch series Strangers, which first premiered at Sundance 2017.

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