Sunflowers follow Himawari Saito, a young Japanese-American girl struggling in the aftermath of a tragic accident that tears her family apart. She’s desperately trying to find the sunlight in what seems to be an endless storm. The story explores the intricacies of mental health specifically, in the context of an Asian-American household and highlights the consequences we face when neglecting our mental health and the mental health of those around us, especially the ones we love and care for.
"They're happy flowers!"
The project focuses heavily on the realistic aspects of mental health, especially from an Asian-American community’s perspective. With a majority of our cast and crew being Asian-American and more than 50% of the crew being women filmmakers, Sunflowers’s team consists of a representative group of people. Our hope is to bring more awareness to a serious topic and in the process create a diverse filmmaking experience.