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Kana Hatakeyama is a filmmaker & actor based in NYC.  

Kana is based in New York, but likes to & will travel for work & play. Her award-winning short film "okaasan (mom)", for which she wrote, directed, produced, and acted, can now be viewed online on Directors Notes and NoBudge, following screenings at Dallas International Film Festival (Special Jury Award), New Orleans Film Festival (Audience Award), Nitehawk Shorts Festival (Audience Award, First Time Filmmaker Award), Nantucket Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, and more. As an actor, she can be seen in season 6 of Orange is the New Black as inmate Charlene Teng.