Out Of State
OUT OF STATE premiered at the LA Film Festival in June 2017, and is now touring the festival circuit. Supporters of the project include the MacArthur Foundation, the Princess Grace Foundation, Tribeca All Access, ITVS, Firelight Media's Next Step Fund, the Hawaii People's Fund, and Pacific Islanders in Communication.
Directed and Produced by Ciara Lacy. Produced by Beau Bassett. Executive produced by Terry Leonard. Co-Produced by Jeff Consiglio. Cinematography by Chapin Hall. Edited by Jeff Consiglio, Sara Booth, Jason Zeldes. Music by Tyler Strickland.
Hawaii's homeless have few places to go: 'They don't know what to do with us'
Part of the Guardian's OUTSIDE IN AMERICA series on the homelessness crisis in the Western U.S., this short documentary film chronicles a unique encampment in Hawaii and its leader, Twinkle Borge. Released online June 2017.
The LAST DANCE
THE LAST DANCE is an intimate, short form dance documentary filmed with a cinematic mindset. It explores the experience of my sister Sam, a 38-year old native Hawaiian and professional hula dancer retiring from a 20-year career of performing nightly at Germaine’s Luau, a go-to venue for tourists visiting the islands of Hawaii. This project is generously funded by the Princess Grace Foundation, and is aimed for release in 2018.
Directed and Produced by Ciara Lacy. Produced by Alorah Kwock. Cinematography by Chapin Hall.
11/8/16 features the work of 16 filmmakers as they each followed a potential voter during the turbulent 2016 U.S. presidential elections. The Orchard distributed the film to theaters and Netflix in November of 2017.
Curated and produced by Jeff Deutchman. Executed produced by Dana O'Keefe, Paul Davidson, Danielle Digiacomo, and Brad Navin. Directed by Duane Anderson, Don Argott & Sheena M. Joyce, Young Chang, Garth Donovan, Petra Epperlein & Michael Tucker, Vikram Gandhi, Raul Gasteazoro, Jamie Goncalves, Andrew Beck Grace, Alma Har'el, Daniel Junge, Alison Kayman, Ciara Lacy, Martha Shane, Elaine McMillion Sheldon, and Bassam Tariq.
9 AT 38
9 AT 38 is the tale of one violinist's unrelenting pursuit to bring warring nations together at the most militarized border in the world, for one evening... to perform Beethoven's 9th Symphony. The film premiered at the 2017 Heartland Film Festival, next showed at the United Nations' as part of the 2017 Geneva Peace Week, and most recently showed at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.
The NINTH ISLAND
Today, more Native Hawaiians live in the continental United States than in Hawaii, a fact underscored by the high cost of living and the lack of economic opportunity in the islands. THE NINTH ISLAND chronicles the little known story of the outmigration and cultural drain of Native Hawaiians from their ancestral lands. The projected is supported by Pacific Islanders in Communications.
Directed and Produced by Christen Hepuakoa Marquez and Ciara Lacy.