Emma Duvall, a Portland-based Korean American filmmaker, saw first hand the lack of diversity in the film industry. Stories told from the Asian American perspective often go untold, and roles for Asian women can be few and far between. Seeking to increase representation, Emma wrote her short film, “Julia”.
Emma based the film on her mother’s experience of growing up in an abusive orphanage in South Korea. It centers on seven-year-old Julia, as she faces a test of friendship, overcomes abuse, and navigates childhood with the odds stacked against her. Continue reading... “Asian Representation in Upcoming Short Film, “Julia””