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



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 late 2017.

Produced by Alorah Kwock. Cinematography by Chapin Hall

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