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Kara White was nominated for her second Directing Emmy by the Central Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She helmed the episode “Jump Pilot” for the webseries, “Why I Fly.”

Additionally, her newest documentary, “Witness to Revolution: One Doctor’s Story of the Xinhai Revolution” will air on PBS in June. Hemlock Films produced the film; PBS Ball State/APT will distribute. This one-hour documentary is about Dr. Shields, a medical missionary who went to China at the turn of the century and wound up in the midst of a revolution that would end a dynasty.

Follow Kara on IG to learn more!


Jessica Redish has received her MFA in Film & Television Production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. She completed the 3-year program, earning her degree this month.

Learn more about Jessica on her IG!


Alle Hsu‘s first published article “She escaped bound feet, was the first Chinese divorcee, Hong Kong people were constantly thanking her – why?” was released in the South China Morning Post Magazine last month. The article is a recounting of her great-grandmother’s remarkable journey, from a Shanghai toddler rejecting foot binding to matriarch of a far-flung family. Alle has adapted the article into a screenplay to direct, workshopping it in the Cine Qua Non Lab Storylines Lab.

You can follow Alle on IG and X.


ZhiMin Hu‘s The Teacup was nominated at the 77th Yorkton Film Festival for the Best of Festival Award and was screened as the closing film of the festival. The film also won the Silver Remi award at 57th World-Fest Houston International Film Festival.

Logline: A teacup triggers an immigrant’s bitter-sweet memory of her abusive father, how she deals with this past affects her perspective of her past, present, and the future.

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