“Hula Girl” is the true, surprising and unfortunate untold story behind one of the biggest fads in modern American history. At 94 years of age, Joan Anderson has waited 60 years to prove that “a gentleman’s handshake ” was hardly a deal and it’s time to set the record straight.
Better known as Riess/Hill, Chris Riess and Amy Hill are a married directing team and were the first duo/first female director ever nominated for the prestigious DGA Commercial Directing Award. The pair met at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and have garnered Effies, Clios and Webby awards for their work in addition to being a part of the New Directors Showcase at Cannes. Their combined abilities have given them the opportunity to work with numerous organizations and across multiple platforms.
- Tribeca Film Festival
- Winner-Best Short Documentary
- Hollyshorts Film Festival
- Jersey Shore Film Festival
- Official Selection
- Telluride Mountainfilm Festival
- Palm Springs International Shortfest
- Mill Valley Film Festival
- Legacy Film Festival
and many more!