County: King County
Grants for Artists' Progress (GAP) 2021
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Vivian Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. Vivian regularly shares stories of observations through the storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! Vivian is passionate about cultural spaces, sustainable practices, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures.
In 2017, Vivian released the narrative short film, Searching Skies, which touches on the controversial topic of Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States. In December 2021, they will begin production on Reckless Spirits, a hyperreal buddy comedy featuring two best friends—Yvette, a neurotic Asian American therapist, and Syd, a gender-fluid Latine performance artist—who are led by a series of supernatural events into an uncanny new world of psychics, spirits, and a cult leader that’s threatening to tear their friendship apart.
The 2021 Artist Trust GAP Grant will help Vivian fund a short film proof-of-concept of Reckless Spirits, shot on location in Seattle, with a majority BIPOC and LGBTQ+ crew. The project will help them fundraise for a larger feature-length version of the project.
Artist External Links
Vivian Hua, Cuba, Photography, 2018.
Vivian Hua, Remnants of Rivers to , Photography, 2017.
Vivian Hua, Granny Gumdrops, Photography, 2017.
Vivian Hua, Searching Skies (Short Film), Film Still, 2021
Vivian Hua, Reckless Spirits (Short Film), Key Art, 2021, Illustration by Amanda Bell