Adele Free Phamis creating film
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My vision for Nailed It changed over the course of production. What I didn’t expect was the effect exploring the history of the Vietnamese salon would have on me. As a mixed race, second generation Vietnamese-American woman, I am innately attracted to stories of underrepresented, working class people, and creatively presenting their experiences in palatable but indelible films. Although politically it feels like America is more fractured by identity than ever before, it’s also never been so culturally and genetically mixed. This new demographic is hungry for thoughtful, humorous articulation of diverse communities, and where these groups intersect to effect social change. I consider this transcultural space to be the hallmark of my growing body of work—and I'm excited for you to join me on this socio-political and aesthetic journey. Even if you cannot pledge to support these endeavors, taking the time to fill out this quick screening request form, if you would like Nailed It to screen in your City, would be a boost! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUUUsUGBtIiChOT9KCOTVugpLaVd4BBFckXeqqBBkzoJg19A/viewform?usp=sf_link
I am also in early production for a feature length documentary about the weird and outrageous legacy of racism in Oregon, in the liberal bastion of Portland. Imagine hate crimes meet Portlandia. Here is a short film dealing with these themes I directed/produced for Field of Vision State of Oregon. As a patron you will also be helping to produce this compelling work, and will be kept abreast of the projects progress and other short films that are produced from ongoing documentation of the film's historical context and contemporary characters like Teressa Raiford, founder of Don't Shoot PDX, and 2020 Mayoral candidate for the City of Portland.