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 BoothJason 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.

Directed and Produced by Ciara Lacy. Produced and Edited by Adithya Sambamurthy. Cinematography by Chapin Hall


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

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. 

Directed an Produced by Catherine K. Lee. Produced by T.R. Boyce, Jr, Ciara Lacy, and Sarah Kim.  Cinematography by Chapin Hall


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.