Filmmaker Reflections: Theresa Chiu

LOVE ARCADIA Writer/Producer Theresa Chiu with Director Lawrence Gan and Producer Dave Grabarek
LOVE ARCADIA Writer/Producer Theresa Chiu with Director Lawrence Gan and Producer Dave Grabarek

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Love Arcadia world-premiered at CAAMFest 2015 to a sold out crowd. Writer/producer Theresa Chiu reflects on her experience at the festival:

The opportunity to premiere our film at CAAMFest 2015 was an extraordinary experience for which we will be forever grateful. In addition to providing us with an incredible platform to connect with audiences from the Bay Area and beyond, CAAMFest’s staff was so welcoming and operations so organized that they set the bar against which we now hold all other festivals. CAAMFest’s dedication to both filmmakers and the community-at-large is what separates it from the pack. Thank you, CAAM!”

Theresa Chiu is a writer and producer based in Los Angeles. Love Arcadia has gone on to screen at other film festivals including LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, Asian American International Film Festival in New York, and will be playing at the Sidewalk Film Festival in Alabama at the end of this month.