Hit or Miss
Written/Produced/Directed by Kristine Gerolaga
Starring: Sherry Emata, Ming Freeman, and Kristine Gerolaga
Cinematography by William Green
Editing, Sound, and Color by Steven Krimmel
Original Score by Alex Wroten
Sound Recorded by David Bernstein
Special Thanks: David Huey, Muay Thai America Gym, Randy Emata, Hannah Burgos
Synopsis: An amateur fighter grieves over the loss of her mother while sparring with her new instructor.
Director’s Statement: As a Filipino actress, I’ve been enjoying creating projects for myself since great opportunities are lacking. I struggled with what I wanted to write until I remembered how rarely we see female-led boxing movies. I was very lucky to be able to cast my actual Muay Thai instructor and a fellow student/experienced fighter to play my sparring partner and mother respectively! This film was my attempt at showing that people of color, particularly Asian American women, and especially older women, can be at the forefront of stories we love playing characters we rarely get the chance to play.
Director’s Bio: Kristine is a Filipino American actor/filmmaker. She recently won Best Female Performance at the 2016 Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival for her role in the short film ‘I Hate the Color Red’ written/directed by Jazmin Jamias. In collaboration with actor/filmmaker Steven Krimmel, their short film ‘Disconnection’ has won multiple awards such as Best Dramatic Short and debuted on national television as part of NUVOtv’s NUVO Point of View. Her first solo writing/directorial effort ‘A Period Drama’ won two Best Short Film awards and will be ending its festival run at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con!
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