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Makers & Dreamers


About Worm Media
Worm Media is a digital media production collaborative that crafts non-fiction stories into unique experiences that resonate with audiences in an intimate, emotional, thoughtful way. We produce innovative interactive documentaries and films, as well as offer interactive design, animation, media production and technology services for documentary, educational and non-profit clients.
Laurie Sumiye, Founder
Laurie is a Hawai`i-born documentary artist, interactive designer and technologist. Her background in interactive media, journalism and design uniquely informs her films and art by combining technological, documentary and visual communication practices. Her films have won awards and screened at DOC NYC, BAM CinemaFest and Hawaii International Film Festival. For the past 14 years, Laurie worked in interactive media and design as an art director, designer and programmer of mobile devices, tablets, kiosks and websites for interactive agencies and startups in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York for clients such as Sony, Disney and Target. Laurie worked at ESI Design, an award-winning experiential interactive design firm led by interactive pioneer Ed Schlossberg, creating innovative digital spaces and tools for clients such as Best Buy and MercyCorps. She has participated in Bay Area Video Coalition's Producers Institute for New Media Technologies and PBS POV Hackathon.
Rosa White, Producer
Rosa is a New York-based producer, editor, and creative consultant with a background in documentary arts and television production. This former Union Docs Collaborative Fellow began honing her production and storytelling talents working as a Writer/Producer of On-Air Branding & Promotions at Nickelodeon and AMC Networks. White recently joined the world of innovative creatives telling new stories in engaging new ways. As a producer and story architect, she especially interested in work that utilizes a blend of traditional and new media tools to explore culture, identity, and social justice themes. Her most recent and notable project collaboration, QUESTION BRIDGE: BLACK MALES, has been installed in documentary film festivals and museums all over the world.
Victoria Estok, Sound Artist
Victoria is a sound artist and educator. Before pursuing sound, she was an environmental worker in urban and backcountry settings. Her work highlights listening as a practice often exposing emotional undercurrents. Victoria has presented her art at festivals, events, and spaces internationally.


“Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” - Lou Holtz

A documentary iPad game that takes place in restored, rare native Hawaiian forests on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, featuring endangered Hawaiian flora and fauna.
To save an endangered Hawaiian finch, conservationists struggle against Hawaiian hunting community to uphold a landmark court decision to eliminate wild sheep from Mauna Kea.
A short film animating memories of longtime residents of Los Sures (the South Streets), a Puerto Rican neighborhood in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
In 2025 only five rare Palila birds survive in the wild and a woman journeys to Hawaii, known as “the Extinction Capital of the World,” to see the bird before it becomes extinct.


"It took me until my 40s to realize it: There’s no destination. There’s no getting anywhere. There’s just the going. The key to life is to make the going really fun." - Patton Oswald

POV Hackathon LA

This weekend we will be participating in a Hackathon hosted by POV Digital for our interactiVe documentary, RETURN OF THE NATIVE: HAWAII. We're honored and so very excited to be participating!

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“You can’t meet someone until you’ve become who you’re becoming.” - Nora Ephron

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