PNW Female Filmmaker of Color looking to tell more then just pretty stories
Kanani Koster is a Portland based Hapa (Japanese/Hawaiian/White) filmmaker. Her passion for filmmaking and education brought her to meet her husband in college where they would start Cherry Street Films: Digital Storytelling for Youth allowing her to teach teens throughout the Seattle area while producing Digital Shorts and Commercials. She began to shift her focus on her own filmmaking craft as a Director and Editor building a community of likeminded collaborators and writers focused on authentic stories and media for women and people of color. She has spoken on multiple panels and conferences about her work reclaiming traditional narratives by and for people of color. Her short, The New Frontier, a spin on traditional Westerns, focused on spinning tired stereotypes and tropes while embracing POC culture and histories within America's development. The film has been featured at Local Sightings 2018 and Olympia Film Festival, as well as being nominated for Best Live Action Short at 2018 Red Nation Film Festival and winning Best Short Film at the 2018 Oregon Film Awards.
  • Writer (3 Credits)
    Revel, Revel
    Short
    Oblique2018
    Short
    The New Frontier2018
    Experimental, Short
  • Director (3 Credits)
    Revel, Revel
    Short
    Oblique2018
    Short
    The New Frontier2018
    Experimental, Short
Nominated for Best Live Action Short
The New Frontier
Red Nation Film Festival 2018
Los Angeles, CA
2018
College
Antioch University
Liberal Arts: Communication and Media
Nickname
Kanani
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
Hapa (Japanese/Hawaiian/White)
PNW Female Filmmaker of Color looking to tell more then just pretty stories
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