So Proud! Sarawakian Filmmaker Gets Emmy Nomination For Short Documentary!

Kuching-born filmmaker, Cheyenne Tan who co-produced the Meralta Film documentary ‘Through Our Eyes: Shelter’ has again made waves as possibly the first Sarawakian to receive an Emmy nomination. 

The film has been nominated for the 2022 News & Documentary Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Short Documentary’ category. It tells the story of America’s homelessness crisis as seen through the eyes of three unhoused children, as their parents navigate through housing insecurities in Los Angeles. 

According to The Borneo Post, the documentary premiered on HBO Max in July 2021 and won the Audience Award for the ‘Best Short Documentary’ at the AFI Docs Film Festival 2021.

Cheyenne also made history in 2020 as the first Sarawakian to have a film nominated for an Oscar. What an achievement!

The film that she co-produced, titled ‘St. Louis Superman’ was nominated for the ‘Documentary Short Subject Category’ at the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020. She is currently based in Sarawak but works on Los Angeles time. 

Goodluck Cheyenne! Win or lose, we’re still so proud of YOU!

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat