Kayo Hatta

Director, Screenwriter
A rising young filmmaker and one of the few Asian-American women currently working as a director, Kayo Hatta won the 1995 Sundance Film Festival Award for her independent production, "Picture Bride. " The film ... Read more »
Born: 03/18/1958 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Filmography

Actor (2)

At Sundance 1995 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Finding a Voice 1992 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)
Producer (2)

The Olive Harvest 2003 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Fishbowl (TV Show)

Producer
Writer (2)

Picture Bride 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Picture Bride 1995 (Movie)

(From Story)
Director (1)

Picture Bride 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A rising young filmmaker and one of the few Asian-American women currently working as a director, Kayo Hatta won the 1995 Sundance Film Festival Award for her independent production, "Picture Bride. " The film, reportedly the first commercial drama written (by Hatta's sister Mari), produced and directed by Asian-American women, told the turn-of-the-century story of a Japanese woman who travels to Hawaii to meet the man who is to be her husband, only to discover he is 25 years older than she and that life in Hawaii includes the hardships of the sugar cane fields.

Relationships

Mari Hatta

Sister
co-wrote "Picture Bride"

EDUCATION

Stanford University

Palo Alto, California

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

Milestones

1997

Signed to direct second feature, "Shadow Puppets"

1994

Co-wrote and directed acclaimed film "Picture Bride"

1989

Founded Thousand Cranes Filmworks in Hawaii

Directed the short film "Otemba"

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