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ANGELSTAIN (in development)

A personal hybrid film where a performative experiment questions 

if the birthmark is an angel’s kiss or a sign of bad luck. 


An Asian-American director with a prominent facial birthmark is challenged by candid conversations during a performative experiment that questions her perception of identity, adoption/race and luck. The diverse characters with identical birthmarks examine how it has been an instrument in how they experience the world.

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12 TURTLES (in production)

Bob and Joan Sargent raised 12 kids, eight of whom they adopted. Now the children are grown up and the parents struggle to help those with special needs and mental illness. Filmmaker Liz Sargent wonders who will care for her parents as they get older and who will inherit the responsibility for the siblings who cannot care for themselves. The Sargent family navigates the hard truths of aging, disability, adoption and an evolving definition of family.

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