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Synopsis

Mia, a half Asian teenager, arrives in Alaska to work on her cousin’s salmon fishing boat for the summer to make money for college. Faced with a hostile crew, grueling work, seasickness, and her role in the death of the fish they catch, she is forced to navigate her impending womanhood, her place within the world, and the all powerful sea.

What We Find in the Sea was filmed on board an active purse seiner in the waters of South East Alaska during the 2019 commercial salmon fishing season. Our film team worked closely with the crew of the Haida Warrior to ensure we could capture what we needed without disrupting any normal fishing operations.

Writer / Director Bios

Anika Kan Grevstad

Anika Kan Grevstad is an Asian American director from Seattle who is now based in Los Angeles. Her short film, No One Ever Really Dies, premiered at the 2019 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Award for New Voices. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Colorado College with a B.A. in Asian Studies and Film Studies.

Sasha Faust

Sasha Faust is a writer, director, and avid journal keeper. She is a founding member of Broken Slate Productions and has written and produced multiple short films including Uprooted (2018) and Half (2019). Raised by the mountains of Santa Fe, New Mexico, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Trinity University, where she was the recipient of the Baker Duncan Theater Scholarship.

Cast

Mia

ANIKA KAN GREVSTAD

Charlie

TYLER LATTA

Drew

JOSHUA DITLEVSON

Mia Stunt Double

SARA DOVE OROZCO

Captain Bill

NATE SOLNIT

Jessie

ISRIEL DAVIS

Mama Liu Haines

CHRISTINE LIAO

Additional Voices & ADR

JAMES MCGRATH

Cast of What We Find in the Sea

Crew

produced by

ROBERT MAHAFFIE

CORRINA LEATHERWOOD

LUCY HOULIHAN

EMMA FRANKLIN

SASHA FAUST

ANIKA KAN GREVSTAD

executive producers

STEFFEN DZICZEK

EDWIN P. STEVENS

JONNY SWEIGERT

associate producers

ALISON & KURT GREVSTAD

BEN & MARILYN GREVSTAD

J. KAN

MARK KAN

LEE NGO

director of photography

SASHA FAUST

editor

ANIKA KAN GREVSTAD

production designer

ROBERT MAHAFFIE

costume designer

LUCY HOULIHAN

assistant editor

FENGYI XU

assistant director

EMMA FRANKLIN

casting director

LUCY HOULIHAN

marketing & distribution

CORRINA LEATHERWOOD

vfx & colorist

ROBERT MAHAFFIE

sound editor/re-recording mixer

MATTHEW LARSON

composer

PIETRO MILANESI

sound recordist

ROBERT MAHAFFIE

foley

ALVARO APARICIO

music supervisor

KENDALL ROCK

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