Reel Wāhine of Hawai'i - Joy Chong-Stannard
The Reel Wāhine of Hawai'i short film series chronicles talented and pioneering women filmmakers who tell Hawaii stories uniquely through a camera lens.
If you have watched television in Hawai‘i, chances are you have seen the work of Joy Chong-Stannard (Betrayal, Ka Hana Kapa, Biography Hawai'i, Bread & Roses). Her career as a director of live television and documentaries for public television spans forty years. Her documentary work explores local culture, the dynamic social and economic upheavals of Hawaiʻi’s history and its impact on everyday working people in our Islands.
Directed by Anne Misawa.
Anne Misawa grew up in Hawai’i and has worked internationally as a Producer, Director and as a Cinematographer. Producer and Directorial credits include-- WAKING MELE, (Sundance Film Festival, 2000), and EDEN’S CURVE, (as Director, Emerging Film Best Feature Award, NCGLFF, 2003). Anne teaches cinematic production at the Academy for Creative Media, University of Hawai’i where she produced & directed the feature length documentary, STATE OF ALOHA. Producing credits also include I WAS A SIMPLE MAN, (Co-producer, Sundance Film Festival 2021), GO FOR BROKE, (Producer, Hawaii Int. Film Festival, 2017). Her work as Director of Photography (cinematographer) include many award-winning films including STORY GAME, (directed by Jason Lau, Hawaii Int. Film Festival 2020) and MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW. Her work in TREELESS MOUNTAIN was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography in 2010.