Melina Coumas is an experimental filmmaker from the island of O'ahu now living in Portland, Oregon. With a BA in Film Studies, her focus is in filmmaking while also pursuing interests in photography, fiber arts and writing. Her work has screened both locally and internationally. She shoots primarily on celluloid film formats, exploring themes surrounding memory, identity and perception.
She was recently the Production Manager & Associate Producer at XRAY Television in Portland, Oregon where she also curated the NW Celluloid program. She is now the Films Manager of the Filmed by Bike Film Festival.