Saturday, December 31, 2022

A New Year, A New Logo, A New (Old) Film

Aloha, Hip Hapa Homeez!

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! Akemashite Omedettou Gozaimasu! 

Best wishes for the happiest of new years to all of our loyal fans.

In our last post, we mentioned having an executive producer onboard to help complete Watermelon Sushi—first shot in 1998. Arrigatou! to the fabulous filmmaker Doug Ing for having our old footage digitized for easy editing.

Since Watermelon Sushi was not completed the first time (and the performers are now more than 20 years older), we will create an animated version of it. The story is still the same; still about two mixed-race sisters framed by nostalgic 1980’s rap and hip hop.

Please stay tuned as we produce a new logo in the next few weeks that will spearhead our crowdfunding efforts.

Speaking of new logos, we’re also working on another film, Tokyo Lily, which is a biopic of a Japanese war bride who married a Black American soldier and moved to segregated Texas in the 1950’s. Eventually, her family settled in another state where she studied traditional Japanese dance (playing male roles), became a painter and wrote haiku.

Additionally, we will have a graphic novel about the same bride titled, Lily Wisteria

Meanwhile, please subscribe to our two Youtube channels:

Watermelon Sushi

War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory

You can also view the 5 War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory films on Gumroad:


For more detailed information, please visit our main websites:


Watermelon Sushi

War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory

Here’s to peace and prosperity in 2023!

Your Hip Hapa,