1. Lisette Marie Flanary, Producer/Director

    Lisette Marie Flanary's credits include producing the 35mm short Homeland in El Salvador, which received a Student Academy Award, and writing and directing her own short film, Kill Kimono, which toured in Asian American film festivals around the country. Flanary, whose mother is from Hawai'i, and who spent many summers on the islands while growing up, is a hula dancer and board member for the Hawai'i Cultural Foundation in New York City. After receiving her BFA in film and television from New York University in 1995, she co-founded bluestocking films, inc. She earned her masters degree in creative writing at New York's New School in 2000 and also teaches screenwriting.