Leah Warshawski is a first-time feature director who specializes in producing documentary-style video content, television shows and short films in remote parts of the world. To date, Leah has filmed in over 30 countries around the world. She has a BA in Japanese language from the University of Hawaii and has worked on a number of Japanese commercials as well as the network television show I Survived a Japanese Game Show. Before developing Fidning Hillywood, Leah worked in Hawaii in the marine department for major features and shows including The Rundown, Hawaii, Baywatch and Lost. She is currently in development for a documentary feature about her 87-year old grandmother (and Holocaust survivor) called Big Sonia. Leah is most passionate about storytelling and adventure travel.
Finding Hillywood: The Movie: Set amongst the hills of Rwanda, Finding Hillywood chronicles one man’s road to forgiveness, his effort to heal his country, and the realization that we all must one day face our past. A unique and endearing film that explores the very beginning of Rwanda’s film industry, and the pioneers who bring local films to rural communities. A real life example of the power of film to heal a man and a nation.
March 3: Clemson University Clemson, SC
March 4: Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts, Auburn University Auburn, AL
March 5: Indie Memphis Memphis, TN
March 6: The Arts Council, Inc. Gainesville, GA
March 7: Link Centre Tupelo, MS
March 9: Georgia College and State University Milledgeville, GA
March 17: East Tennessee State University, Mary B. Martin School of the Arts Johnson City, TN
March 18: Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC
March 19: Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art Charleston, SC
March 20: Presbyterian University Clinton, SC