Volunteering at the Austin Asian American Film Festival

I'm excited to announce that I'm volunteering as the new marketing director of the 2017 Austin Asian American Film Festival! I can't imagine a role more suited to my blend of skills and passions. Supporting new voices - especially diverse ones - is a core value I want to live by as a filmmaker (and human being). The Hollywood studio system notoriously shuts these artists out, so small festivals like this one are critical for giving them the audience they deserve. Nothing transports us outside our perspective like a great film. Moonlight is perhaps the best recent example of that, dropping me into a hidden world I never knew existed. I'm thrilled to be involved in a project that works to cultivate the sharing and expression of different cultures, both in the US and abroad.