Directed by Mayumi Yoshida
Kana is a Japanese painter living abroad and experiencing relationship problems. When her grandmother passes, Kana is forced to reflect on the truth of her grandparents’ relationship and her own life. AKASHI is a story about living with choices and the grace of accepting when there isn’t one.
Originally from Tokyo, Japan, Mayumi Yoshida is known for her role as Crown Princess in the Amazon Original series, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE. Her directorial debut film, AKASHI, is based on her play, NEON. The film has won her an Outstanding Writer award at the NBC Universal Short Film Festival, Best Female Director at the Vancouver Short Film Festival, the Matrix Award at the Vancouver Women in Film Festival, and many more.
Director: Mayumi Yoshida
Writer: Mayumi Yoshida
Producer: Mayumi Yoshida, Phil Planta, Adam Van Steinburg, Nach Dudsdeemaytha
Director of Photography: Adam Van Steinburg
Cast: Mayumi Yoshida, Yayoi Hirano, Hiro Kanagawa
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