Christine Tsuzaki is a filmmaker based in Waianae, Hawaii. She began making videos for YouTube in 2013 as a self-taught filmmaker. In 2015, she produced her first full-length documentary, "Transformed Lives, Changed Communities", with zero budget. Now 8 years later, she is a graduate of the Los Angeles Film School with a Bachelor's degree in Digital Filmmaking. She has learned from and worked with filmmakers in Hawaii, Tennessee, and California in both videography and creative film as a producer, director, actor, cameraperson, editor, sound mixer, sound editor, location scout, and production assistant. She was a Lead Digital Video Specialist at Super Purposes, taking charge of a team creating online career coaching video courses on YouTube, serving as an assistant editor and writer for their award-winning docuseries, From Ground Zero to Career Superhero! In 2023, she wrote, directed, produced, and edited her first short film, Where Are We Going, which received an honorable mention for the Monza Film Fest in Italy and was selected for the 2023 Digital Filmmaking Events at the Los Angeles Film School. She is currently the editor, 2nd camera assistant, and script supervisor for the short film Down to Earth, and the editor, co-director, 2nd camera assistant, and assistant sound mixer for the feature film Find Me.
Christine hopes to represent Hawaii filmmakers, Japanese-American filmmakers, and the people of the small town of Waianae. She uses classic cinematic dramas and comedies from the 1950s-1990s as her main inspiration.