1. Thank you for all your support! A special thanks to the Vimeo staff for selecting our film as a "Staff Pick" and to Upworthy.com for featuring our film. Check out a clip from my newest film, KEPLER X-47, here: vimeo.com/erinli/thehumanzoo

    I first learned about the plight of child migrant farmworkers in the U.S. from an article written by Human Rights Watch, and it inspired me to tell their story. For more info, please visit: ErinLi.com/To-the-Bone/

    Synopsis: A pre-teen migrant farmworker attempts to rebel against the status quo with unintended consequences for herself and her family. Both a coming-of-age story and a window into the world of child migrant farmworkers in the U.S., TO THE BONE is an intimate film about one family that represents the struggles of so many.

    STARRING Naomie Feliu, Jaime Alvarez, Carlos C. Torres, Maria Elena Laas, Eliezer Ortiz
    Directed By Erin Li
    Written By Silka Luisa & Erin Li
    Produced By Ella Franklin
    Line Producer San-San Onglatco
    Director of Photography Christina Carrea
    Editor Susumu Kimura
    Composer Dan Mufson

    SELECT PRESS
    * What it Do: “Beautifully crafted…an exquisitely-executed, tragic tale”
    * Slug Magazine: “staunch, dedicated performances, beautifully-shot…definitely not a film to miss.”
    * Upworthy: “enjoy your last bite of ignorant bliss”
    * We Are Mitu: “What happens next will leave you with your jaw hanging”
    * Short of the Week: “Loved the characters and the conflict”
    * Cinema Without Borders Critic’s Pick

    SELECT FESTIVALS / AWARDS:
    Vimeo Staff Pick
    Featured on Upworthy, We Are Mitu, Voto Latino, Huffington Post
    Film of the Week, YourWorldView.org
    Best Drama, Hammer Museum - Open Projector Night
    Best Actor Nominee, MiniCinema
    Finalist, Hammer to Nail
    World Premiere, Slamdance Film Festival
    San Luis Obispo Int'l Film Festival
    Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
    Women's History Month Film Festival
    Los Angeles Film Festival
    FIND Project Involve Showcase, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

    EDUCATIONAL SCREENINGS AND TALKS:
    A Place Called Home, South Central Los Angeles
    Girl Scouts NYC
    New Roads Elementary and Secondary School, Los Angeles

    ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
    SHOOT named Li as an up-and-coming helmer to watch in their 2015 worldwide search for the next generation of film and commercial directors. Li’s work was also curated for SourceECreative’s The Scout. Li has directed content for Omaze, General Electric, Call of Duty, and her work has been featured on Upworthy, Huffington Post and Voto Latino. Li has been selected for directing fellowships with AFI's Directing Workshop for Women, Film Independent, and Visual Communications. Her films have screened at SITGES Film Festival, Slamdance, LACMA Young Directors Night, Los Angeles Film Festival, American Cinematheque, Comic-Con, the Academy for Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and been recognized as a Vimeo Staff Pick and Hammer-to-Nail Finalist. Li has also helped produce eight feature documentary films spanning diverse subjects such as Iceberg Slim, Sarah Palin, the Insane Clown Posse, 1930s female jazz instrumentalists, and Tom Bradley. She recently co-produced the Academy short-listed TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER for HBO, directed by Nick Broomfield.

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