Director / Producer
Christen Hepuakoamana`a Marquez
Phone: (917) 428-4984
Email: christen.marquez (at) gmail
Christen Hepuakoa Marquez holds a BFA in Film and Video Production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 2011 she Produced the narrative feature film ‘Two Shadows’, which went on to win the audience choice award for Best Feature Narrative at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film festival.
She has recently completed Directorial debut feature documentary in partnership with PBS Hawai`i on an hour-long program called E Haku Inoa: To Weave A Name which was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2013 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. The film will be broadcast on public television in Hawaiʻi in October 2013 and nationally on public television in May of 2014.
In 2011 she was awarded the ‘Through the Soul of an Artist’ grant for Artistic Innovation by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation and in 2013 she participated in CPB/PBS Producer’s Academy.
Her previous work has been supported by Cal Humanities, The Independent Television Service (ITVS), and Pacific Islanders in Communications.
Christen is committed to producing character driven documentaries and covering social justice issues throughout the world. Her greatest area of interest is for stories from the indigenous people of the Pacific and their diaspora.