Directed by Maritte Go
An Asian American farmer struggles to come to terms with his dying farm and his pregnant wife’s mysterious illness, both of which may be the result of a natural energy company that has been drilling nearby.
Maritte Go is a USC Directing graduate with a Masters in Film and TV Production. Maritte has dedicated the last 7 years as a Producer and Director. Recently, she produced “Sleight,” a feature film that premiered at The Sundance Film Festival and was bought by WWE, Blumhouse Productions, and Focus Features, to be released in theaters in April.
She is a Film Independent Project Involve Directing Fellow and directed the short film “Fractured,” which premiered at the LA Film Festival and won the Barbara Boyle Excellence in filmmaking award. Her thesis film, “After Midnight,” was selected to premiere at the Academy Theater in Los Angeles. She produced “Love Land,” winner of the Kennith Rainin Fellowship grant as well as Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the New Orleans Film Festival. She just wrapped the comedy feature “Flower.”
Maritte produces national commercials for Hot Wheels, Nickolodean, Disney, and State Farm.
Erica Jordan / United States / 2015 / Documentary / 57 minsIn PAINTED NAILS we witness the American dream crumble when Van, a Vietnamese nail salon worker, discovers her health problems, including two miscarriages, are the result of toxic chemicals in the products used in her salon. She courageously becomes involved in the fight for safe cosmetics. Van transforms from a self-described shy woman who speaks minimal English to a forthright advocate who testifies before Congress. In Washington, DC, at hearings for the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act, Van, now pregnant, steps forward to speak out for all people exposed to the toxic chemicals in personal care products.
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