Nami (13min), 16mm film

Writer & Director: Masami Kawai
Director of Photography: Topher Osborn
Sound Designer: Brandon Jones
Starring: Kana Kawai 

Nami, which means waves in Japanese, follows one day in the life of a Japanese immigrant widow, who journeys across Los Angeles to reach the ocean. She struggles with the loneliness of mourning and comes to terms with her place in the world without her partner. 

Screenings: San Diego Asian Film Festival, International Rotterdam Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Film Festival, CAAM Comcast TV Broadcast, Eastern Oregon Film Festival, Illuminated: Asian American Women Film Festival