Key Creatives

Christen H. Marquez || Director & Producer

Christen was born in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi but moved to the continental United States at the age of eight. She is committed to producing character driven documentaries that highlight and humanize social justice issues. Her greatest area of interest is for stories from the indigenous people of the Pacific and their diaspora. Her previous work has been recognized with the ‘Through the Soul of an Artist’ grant for Artistic Innovation by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation and has participated in CPB/PBS Producer’s Academy. She has been awarded support by Cal Humanities, The Independent Television Service (ITVS), and Pacific Islanders in Communications. She has contributed to docu-series content as a Director, Producer, and Videographer for companies including Discovery, Nat Geo, PBS, and Film45.

Ciara L. Lacy || Director & Producer

Ciara is a native Hawaiian filmmaker whose interest lies in crafting films that use strong characters and investigative journalism to challenge the creative and political status quo. She has produced documentary content for film and television, managed independent features, as well as coordinated product placement and clearances for various platforms. Her work has shown in theaters and has aired on PBS, ABC, TLC, Discovery, Bravo and A&E. Ciara is honored to be the inaugural Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellow and a current Princess Grace Awards Special Project grantee. She has also benefited from fellowships with Firelight Media's Documentary Lab, the Sundance Institute and Time Warner Foundation, the Sundance Institute’s NativeLab, the Princess Grace Foundation, and IFP. Ciara holds a BA from Yale University, and graduated from Hawai`i's Kamehameha Schools. 

Chapin Hall || Cinematographer

As an accomplished fine artist in the fields of sculpture and painting before picking up a film camera, Chapin crafts visual language unique to each film through an artistic approach to cinematography, deep knowledge of the technology available, and trust for the collaborative spirit.

Trained by legendary documentary cameraman, Bob Richman, Chapin has worked on feature films, commercials, and TV under some of the best directors of non-fiction film; from RJ Cutler, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, to Academy Award winners like Nathaniel Kahn, and Davis Guggenheim.