Los Angeles, CA – March 17, 2023 – Director GB Hajim is proud to announce his latest film “Mermaids’ Lament,” which tells a story of two women who find strength in each other despite their personal struggles.
The film 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.
“Mermaids’ 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.
GB is excited to bring his passion for storytelling and his love for the ocean to “Mermaids’ Lament.” He splits his time between working with the Hawaiian community, writing screenplays, freediving, and farming.
“Mermaids’ Lament” is a heartfelt and moving story that explores the power of imagination and the strength that comes from human connection. The film is set to premiere in theaters worldwide in the fall of 2023.