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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival


Directed by Andrew Hida

USA / 2016 / 12 mins / English / Color / 16:9, D-Cinema

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Plays In:
The Sum of My Memory

CGV Cinemas 3
April 30, 2017 1:45 pm


Immigrating from Japan to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1961, Hitoshi Hida struggled to learn English, as he excelled in math and painting during high school. Abandoning his desire to be an artist, Hida pursued a career in architecture. With the advent of three-dimensional renderings, Hida, 72, is one of only a handful of designers in Hawaii who still creates architectural renderings at a drafting table using color pencils, erasers, and rulers. Over the course of nearly 40 years, he has created thousands of hand-drawn architectural renderings, dedicating his life to the craft and pursuit of perfection.

Director's Bio

Andrew Hida is an award-winning filmmaker and video producer based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. He was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Japanese and Chinese immigrant parents. With a background in journalism, Hida firmly believes in the power of non-fiction visual storytelling to create powerful, compelling, and beautiful stories about the human experience. His work includes branded content, journalism, and documentary film.


Producer: Andrew Hida
Director: Andrew Hida
Cinematographers: Andrew Hida, Jessey Dearing
Animator: Drew Jordan
Colorist: Michael Curry
Sound Designer: Sarah Brady Voll
Re-Recording And Score Mixer: Satoshi Noguchi
Original Music: Duncan Blickenstaff
Editor: Andrew Hida
Cast: Hitoshi Hida

Plays in

  1. The Sum of My Memory

    Shorts Programs / 87 mins
    What do you select to build your memories? Is it the color of your childhood home? Is it the scent of your favorite dish? Is it the bassline of a song? Explore the process of memory with these films, and learn how stories build with glimpses of the past. — Eseel Borlasa

    In This Program: Im/Perfection, Dots, Our Time, Occasionally, I Saw Glimpses of Hawai‘i, In The Mountains

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Dates & Times

Plays In:
The Sum of My Memory

CGV Cinemas 3
April 30, 2017 1:45 pm