How to Make a Film in China: Dive into ‘Above the Sea’

| August 12, 2015

Always wondered where filmmakers get their first big break? Or how that award winning film made it to the big screen? Director of Above the Sea, Keola Racela has the answers. Watch as he discusses attending film school at Columbia University, the inciting incident that created Above the Sea, and his experience directing a film in a foreign language in this exclusive interview with Film School Shorts from the 2014 Student Academy Awards.

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Film School Shorts is made possible by a grant from Maurice Kanbar, celebrating the vitality and power of the moving image, and by the members of KQED.

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Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Editor
Peter Borg

Design
Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by
Trifonic

Audio
John Andrieni

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Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

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Aldo Mora-Blanco

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Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

Legal
William Lowery
Abby Staeble

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Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer