Ethnic Best Friend
Role: Director & Cinematographer
Ethnic Best Friend is a webseries about the intersections of friendship and mentorship among women of color in white, male dominated environments. Our series follows two characters: Natalia is a Colombian actress, trying to find success as an artist while coming to terms with what her race means for her art, and Yuki is a half-white Taiwanese-American teacher, learning about her own racial privilege.
Formally, our series attempts to embody the web-ness of a web series. Using video chat as a key creative constraint, we want to play with distance, split screens, and side-by-side contrasts in space, place, and context. The characters often talk to each other over web chat, and part of the conceit of the show is to make the frame of the series fit more seamlessly into the frame of the computer screen.