And I cannot be happier.
Special Thanks to:
Aya Goto-Hirsig and Amu for love and inspiration.
Ash Goto-Webb as my reader and a guiding star.
Craig Mather for careful and insightful reading and editing.
Randell Beek, Mary Busbee-Beek, Brent Gregston, Sven Bonnichsen (NW Animation Festival), Zhou Summer Fang, Molly Handford, and Chris Handford for stimulating discussions.
Women In Film PDX for exceptional support.
Dr. Anita Leirfall from University of Bergen and Norwegian University of Life Sciences for her encouragement to start my own writing on cinema. Her suggestions and recommendations have been invaluable.
Joshua Purvis for our discussion that led to the inception of Magic and Loss.
Edward Schiessl and Sean Hanson from Eugene Film Society for their patience during my tenure at EFS which started my new path.