Keola Racela

| March 10, 2015

Columbia University

Keola Racela

Keola Racela grew up in Southern California and studied film and digital media at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Before entering the M.F.A. Film Program at Columbia University, he worked as media director at Youth Rights Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating social change through youth-led documentary filmmaking.

Keola is currently preparing his thesis film for Columbia University’s M.F.A. Film Directing Program.

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Above the Sea

In the dangerous underworld of 1930s Shanghai, Fei, a young lady of the evening, must decide how far she is willing to go to exact vengeance. A short film by Keola Racela.

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Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Peter Borg

Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by

John Andrieni

Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

Social Media Specialist
Aldo Mora-Blanco

Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer