MASAMI KAWAI

Tides (12min), Digital Alexa & Red
Writer &Director: Masami Kawai 
Director of Photography: Topher Osborn
Starring: Wanetah Walmsey, Wally Rudolph, Carolina Hyoun Borolla

A family attempts to repair their estrangement with an outing to the beach. Eight-year-old Kai tries to make sense of her new family configuration with her dad’s return. While her mother sleeps on the beach, father and daughter venture into the dangerous ocean. The estrangement of a family seems more difficult to mend than the promise of a summer afternoon.

Screenings: Tacoma Film Festival, San Diego Asian Film Festival, Portland International Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival