Gemma, Chair of the NETPAC Jury at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival!

Presented by the Network for the Promotion of Asian Pacific Cinema, the NETPAC Award recognizes films specifically from the Asian and Pacific regions. The jury consists of three members of the international community selected by TIFF and NETPAC, who award the prize to the best Asian film by a first- or second-time feature director.

For more information about the festival click here!

Gemma’s interviewed for “Young At Heart”

Gemma is interviewed about her documentary film career in María Mera’s “Stay Young At Heart” Show!

To watch interview click here.

Our Atoll Speaks at the Redford Center!

The Redford Center screens Our Atoll Speaks as part of their Friday Night Film Series in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Month.

Our Atoll Speaks wins the Special Jury award for Best Short Documentary at the Guam International Film Festival

What an incredible honor!!!

Our Atoll Speaks wins the Special Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 2020 Guam International Film Festival!!

Eternally grateful to the jury, the festival, the people of Guam my incredible film team and specially the Pukapukan people in Pukapuka and around the globe!! This is for you!! 

Beautiful Q&A during the 2020 International Ocean Film Festival!

Thank you to the wonderful 2020 International Ocean Film Festival team for a fantastic film festival experience; for your hard work shifting the festival from life to virtual due to the pandemic; for the many connections we have made during the two week- film event across the many oceans; for the surprising Coastal Culture Award received; and for the opportunity to share the making of Our Atoll Speaks with all of YOU during this beautiful Q&A – a treat of life – Nicquole Estersyou are a rock-star moderator!

To view the recorded Q&A sessio with all of us click below: