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Emmy™ award winning filmmaker, educator, and researcher based in Hawaiʻi.


Vera founded Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking in 2011 to promote gender equity in the film industry, and launched initiatives like the Wāhine in Film Lab and Making Media That Matters, providing support for thousands of women and genderqueer individuals in Hawaiʻi.


Vera is the Executive Producer, co-series producer and co-director of Reel Wāhine of Hawaiʻi series and has been teaching at the University of Hawaiʻi since 2015. She is a member of the Creative Resurgence Collective, committed to fostering a thriving future for Hawaiʻ and the catalyst of the Hawaiʻi Film and Media Arts Coalition, and owner of Vera Arts & Consulting.

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