Dayva Summer Escobar as Oee in Mermaid’s Lament directed by GB Hajim
Dayva Summer Escobar as Oee in Mermaid’s Lament directed by GB Hajim

Filmmaker GB Hajim’s Mermaid’s Lament, the indie film drama starring Dayva Summer Escobar and Justina Mattos, will screen at the Dances With Films film festival in Hollywood, California.

The film is a story of two women who find strength in each other despite their personal struggles.

Justina Mattos as Dr. Nell Jamison in Mermaid's Lament directed by GB Hajim
Justina Mattos as Dr. Nell Jamison in Mermaid’s Lament directed by GB Hajim

Mermaid’s Lament follows two women: Oee (Dayva Summer Escobar) a traumatized woman who has lost her voice and may or may not be a mermaid. Her therapist, Dr. Nell Jamison (Justina Mattos) battles with anxiety herself, attempts to help Oee overcome her delusions and connect with reality. As they bond over their experiences, they learn to be resilient like the ocean and embrace the power of imagination to navigate the chaos of the world.

GB Hajim has been supporting the Hawaiian Renaissance through his multimedia work for over 25 years. He has produced over 150 Hawaiian language dramas, animations, documentaries, podcasts, and educational programs.

Mermaid’s Lament is GB’s second feature film, following the self-produced 2D animated sci-fi lesbian musical, “Strange Frame” (2013), which featured an all-star cast including Claudia Black, Cree Summer, Tim Curry, George Takei, Academy Award winner Gary Rizzo for sound, and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd for music.

Mermaid’s Lament screens June 25th at 9:30pm at the TCL Chinese Theater as part of Dances with Films.

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