Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mr. Lau is a product of Punahou School and the University of California, Los Angeles, and has worked in the financial industry for such companies as Dean Witter Reynolds and Bank of Hawaii. He has served on the board of directors of Hawaii Angels, an angel investment group, Hawaii Venture Capital Association (HVCA), and the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF). He is also on the advisory board for the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaii, the Honolulu Theater for Youth (HTY), and a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA).
In 2004, Mr. Lau founded TalkStory Productions, LLC to produce film projects in Hawaii. The company has now produced a variety of television and theatrical projects and continues to be one of the fastest growing production companies in Hawaii. He was a finalist in Sundance Institute's Creative Producing Lab & Fellowship, and his script was selected for HIFF's Creative Lab Writers Accelerator. He was recently honored as one of 20 people to watch for the next 20 years by Hawaii Business Magazine.
Mr. Ching has had a passion for the film industry for over 25 years. He is a graduate of Punahou School, Claremont McKenna College, and has obtained an MBA from Pepperdine University. He has worked with several Los Angeles producers and most recently spent his last five years as a post-production coordinator. He has recently moved back to Hawaii to manage TalkStory Productions.
Ms. Lau is a graduate of Punahou School and the University of Southern California's Business School. She has worked in the IT departments of Hawaii National Bank and First Hawaiian Bank before joining TalkStory Productions.