奶奶 (Nai Nai)
A Short Film by Wyatt Wu
An embedded camera lives with the filmmaker’s grandma, riveting us with her strong will, electric scenes of reckoning, and confrontation with the camera itself. Nai Nai follows the story of a Chinese immigrant grandmother, Chu-Ming Wu. Known as “Nai Nai,” Chu-Ming has always been a woman of control. But her grasp of reality and the control of her own mind is slipping away. Told through the lens of her grandson, the film focuses on all emotional aspects in the last chapters of her life.
ABOUT THE FILM
Best Documentary Short
San Diego Asian Film Festival
Audience Choice Best Short Documentary
Seattle Asian American Film Festival
Stronger Than Fiction Film Festival
AT&T Film Awards
Columbia, MO | May 9, 2018
San Diego, CA | November 10, 2018
Queens, NY | January 12 & 21, 2019
Seattle, WA | February 23, 2019
NYC's Abrons Arts Center | July 13, 2019
Columbia, MO | Nov 2, 2019
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Jackson Bollinger is a nonfiction producer and director, and president of Apollonian Films. Bollinger directed the contemplative nonfiction short "Temporal" as well as produced and co-starred in the indie mockumentary "Murder Files".
Bollinger is executive producer of the upcoming nonfiction short "Ulisses" and director of the upcoming nonfiction musical short "I'll Be Sutu".
Aside from production and direction, Bollinger also works as an independent film distribution consultant and florist.
Robert Greene is a director and editor. His critically acclaimed films include the documentary, western "Bisbee '17" (2018), the Sundance jury award-winning "Kate Plays Christine" (2016) and the Gotham Awards-nominated "Actress" (2014). Greene has edited over a dozen features including "Her Smell" directed by Alex Ross Perry, starring Elisabeth Moss, which recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Greene also writes about documentary for outlets such as Sight & Sound and Filmmaker Magazine. Since 2015, Greene has served as the filmmaker-in-chief at the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the University of Missouri.
Stacey Woelfel is a professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and the director of the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism.
Woelfel is the past national chairman of the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), past president of the Carole Kneeland Project for Responsible Journalism, past president of the board of governors of the Mid-America chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and currently serves as vice president of the board for the Kansas City Film Festival. He has received the University of Missouri’s highest teaching honor, the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence.
Woelfel is a winner of the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism, multiple Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards, along with numerous regional and local honors.