Ahoy! ^O^ My latest project, Reckless Spirits, is a joyous metaphysical buddy comedy for a bleak new decade! The short film proof-of-concept for a larger project goes into production December 18-20, 2021, with the shoot concluding on my 38th birthday!
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Learn more about it and how you can get involved! <3
Vivian Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle (Duwamish land) and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society.
In 2017, Vivian released the narrative short film, Searching Skies — which touches on the controversial topic of Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States — and co-organized a national film screening and civil rights discussion series entitled The Seventh Art Stand. In 2022, they will release Reckless Spirits, a BIPOC metaphysical buddy comedy and short film proof-of-concept, in anticipation of a feature-length project in development.
Vivian is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!
Photo by Auriza Ugalino; courtesy of The Future Ancient
SELECT PRESS COVERAGE
- Vivian Hua Will Step Down as Northwest Film Forum’s Executive Director in 2022 (The Stranger, 2021)
- Vivian Hua, Northwest Film Forum Receive 2021 Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Film (South Seattle Emerald, 2021)
- 14 Seattle artists on making art while the world falls apart (Crosscut, 2021)
- Three tales of survival from the Seattle arts scene (Crosscut, 2021)
- What Really Happened in CHOP? (Seattle Met, 2021)
- The Joy Luck Club – 1993 (Dead Beat Film Society, 2021)
- Streaming Sundance Film Festival (KUOW / NPR, 2021)
- Catching up with Northwest Film Forum executive director Vivian Hua, two years into the job, about the intersection of art, social and racial justice, writing and film making (International Examiner, 2021)
- Stories of Adaptation & Resilience (Emily Zimmerman, 2020)
- NW Film Forum’s Executive Director Vivian Hua talks about moving forward in the time of COVID-19 (The Sunbreak, 2020)
- Northwest Film Forum Finds Its Way Through the Pandemic (The Stranger, 2020)
- A Community of Filmmakers and Film Lovers (Seattle Growth Podcast, 2019)
- Vivian Hua Unpacks Islamophobia in Searching Skies (South Seattle Emerald, 2018)
- Meet Vivian Hua: Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum (The Fold, 2018)
- Vivian Hua to succeed Courtney Sheehan as executive director of Northwest Film Forum (CityArts, 2018)
- Vivian Hua brings a social justice lens to the Northwest Film Forum as the new executive director (International Examiner, 2018)
- A film festival takes a stand against Islamophobia (Oregon Artswatch, 2017)