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Kayo Hatta

Highest Rated: 82% Picture Bride (1994)

Lowest Rated: 82% Picture Bride (1994)

Birthday: Mar 18, 1958

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

A rising young filmmaker and one of the few Asian-American women currently working as a director, Kayo Hatta won the 1995 Sundance Film Festival Award for her independent production, "Picture Bride." The film, reportedly the first commercial drama written (by Hatta's sister Mari), produced and directed by Asian-American women, told the turn-of-the-century story of a Japanese woman who travels to Hawaii to meet the man who is to be her husband, only to discover he is 25 years older than she and that life in Hawaii includes the hardships of the sugar cane fields.



82% 79% Picture Bride Director,
$531.1K 1994