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Peterson produces award-winning indie film

Photo caption: Wendy Peterson with husband Dale at the Dances with Films Film Festival

UH Mānoa alumna Wendy (Kuwamoto) Peterson produced an award-winning independent film that was written and directed by her husband Dale. “Hello, My Name is Frank…” was named Best Dramatic Feature at the Manhattan Film Festival and received two awards from Amazon.com for being among the top streaming indie films.

“The film is an uplifting drama/comedy about a man with severe Tourette Syndrome,” said Peterson. “It was such a wonderful experience for me to help to produce a film and get it marketed."

Peterson currently serves as general counsel of Knobbe Martens, one of the largest IP firms in the country. She also serves on the board of directors for Shidler’s Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship. In 2016, Peterson was named to the Orange County Business Journal’s inaugural OC500 list of the most influential business people and opinion shapers in Orange County, California. The OC500 list includes the likes of Kobe Bryant and Peter Ueberroth.

To learn more about the movie, visit hellomynameisfrankmovie.com.

Photo caption: The cast of “Hello, My Name is Frank…”at the film’s Newport Beach Film Festival premiere.

University of Hawai‘i Alumni