Lunenburg Doc Fest is proud to announce documentary LOST & FOUND as an official selection for the second annual festival.

LOST & FOUND explores the unlikely friendships that were forged on opposite sides of the world, in the wake of a massive natural disaster.

March 11, 2011, Japan was hit by the largest earthquake in its recorded history. The ensuing tsunami engulfed over 90 cities killing over 18,000 people.

Millions of tons of debris was pulled into the Pacific and left floating out to sea.

One year later Japanese objects started washing ashore in North America and Beachcombers across the Pacific North West became determined to find the objects owners. Lost & Found follows the epic adventures of regular citizens who leave their small towns to travel to Japan in hopes to reunite people with some small piece of their past.

“It’s little miracles, like discovering that one small piece of your past survived, that provides hope.” Nicolina Lanni


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Co-Director & Producer


NICOLINA LANNI is a Toronto based filmmaker with a background in Journalism. She began her career working in public radio at the CBC but quickly turned film. She has emerged as both a Director and Producer working in feature film and broadcast television which include programming for The History Channel, Discovery Channel, NHK, SBS, Shaw Media and more. She has worked on numerous award winning programs like NAZI HUNTERS and MANSON. LOST & FOUND is her first feature documentary.


Co-Director & Director of Photography


JOHN CHOI is a Toronto based filmmaker. His career began in New York and Los Angeles working on feature films which include 28 days, The Out-of-Towners and In Dreams. He has emerged as both a Director and Director of Photography working on commercials, music videos and television series which include The Food Network, Discovery Channel, SBS, NHK and
Shaw Media – Fresh With Anna Olson, Motives & Murder and William Shatner’s Weird or What? He was nominated for a Gemini Award in 2011 and recently formed the production company Frank Films. LOST & FOUND is his first feature documentary.



Screening venue and time to be announced.