AFTEREARTH with Jess X. Snow | experimental documentary, 13 min, 2018

As rising sea levels threaten the loss of their motherland in Hawai’i , the Phillipines, China and North America, four women fight to preserve the volcano, ocean, land and air for future generations in an immersive three-channel documentary created by a majority LGBTQIA cast and crew of queer Asian/Pacific Islander elders and youth.

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Director/Cinematographer: Jess X. Snow
Produced by: Kit Yan & Adriel Luis
Story by: Kit Yan and Jess X. Snow | Written by: Kit Yan
Art Director: Peter Pa
Starring: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Kayla Briët, Isa Borgeson, Wang-Ping Oshiro 
Associate Producers: Kālewa Correa, José Vadi, Andrea Kim
Original Music: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu and Kayla Briët
Sound Design and Mix: Anders Link | Color: Frisly Soberanis
Created with support from the Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center and Adobe Project 1324

Official Selections
(Best Experimental Short Award) Philly Asian American Film Festival 2018
CAAMfest 2018
Outfest Fusion 2018
SF Green Film Festival 2018
the 41st Asian American International Film Festival
LA Asian Pacific Film Festival 2018
EarthX Film Festival 2019
Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival 2019

Curated Screenings
Park City Pacific Island Film Series
A Celebration of Creativity and Impact (Curated by Ander Image and United Nations VR) Austin, TX
Ae' Kai, Honolulu, HI (Curated by Smithsonian APA Center)
Asian American Studies Conference 2018
NYU A/P/A Center
SF State University, Queer Literature and Media Class
Brandeis University 
University of Southern California, Exploring Race and Ethnicity in Film Class
Stanford University, Art, Climate Change and Urban Life Class
College of William and Mary
Metro Cinema, Edmonton, Canada


Safe Among Stars (in post production 2019)

A queer chinese-american woman struggles to tell her immigrant mother why she left school. She teleports into her own galaxy where no violence can touch her.

Directed & Edited by Jess X. Snow
Co-writers: Jess X. Snow and Kit Yan
Produced by Kit Yan and Rachel Gordon
Starring: Poppy Liu, Leah Cai and Vera Lam
Director of Photography: Noelia Muino Gonzalez
Assistant Director: Terrance Daye
Co-editor: Moxie Peng
VFX: Noelia Muino Gonzalez

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