11/24/12

Youkoso

This blog chronicles my experience making my first short film, Path of Dreams. My hope is that by reading about my journey and witnessing my challenges and successes that you are able to find insight and inspiration into how one can create with limited resources, and that you too are able to find your way along your path of dreams.

03/31/15

Reading of Velina Hasu Houston’s new play LIKE THE FLOW OF A RIVER

The USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions & Culture in conjunction with Playwrights’ Arena and True Heart Films presents a staged reading of LIKE THE FLOW OF A RIVER by Velina Hasu Houston.

The play, which included the music of Misora Hibari, is about the impact of nuclear disaster globally as told through the life of Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese adolecent that died of an atomic bomb-related illness in Hiroshima in 1955.

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Directed by Tamara Ruppart with Janette Jara as Production Manager, the reading will take place on April 12, 2015, 7pm, at Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC), 514 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA.

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09/14/14

USC Panel ACTION THROUGH ART

The USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture will host Action Through Art: The Poetry of Ono no Komachi on November 1, 2014. Please come to this FREE event to hear Writer/Producer Velina Hasu Houston, Producer Ko Mori, and Director/Producer Tamara Ruppart speak about their film PATH OF DREAMS. Actress Tamlyn Tomita will read selected poems by Ono no Komachi.

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08/8/14

Production Company

I am please to announce that I now have a production company. It is called True Heart Films and PATH OF DREAMS will be the first venture! Thank you to Hugo Maldonado!

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04/24/14

Directing “Kokoro (True Heart)” by Velina Hasu Houston

I’m directing Velina Hasu Houston’s “Kokoro (True Heart)” at USC’s Scene Dock Theatre!

“… Houston explores Japanese and American ethnic distinctions to often stunning effect.  The line between the quick and the dead is a fine one in Houston’s cosmology, where spirits wander freely and the afterlife seamlessly melds with the now.  Houston creates a timeless, timely parable of mother love and a woman wronged.”  — Los Angeles Times

PREMIERED 1994, JAPAN SOCIETY, NEW YORK CITY

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KOKORO (TRUE HEART)

Written by Velina Hasu Houston
Directed by Tamara Ruppart

 

Scene Dock Theatre
University of Southern California School of Dramatic Arts