STRAWBERRIES WILL SAVE THE WORLD
Directed by Yoko Okumura
Yuko Okumura is a strawberry enthusiast. As a member of the blog “Strawberry Lovers,” she shares her strawberry collection with friends from around the world. Yuko and her strawberry friends have big plans to show the world the power that strawberries hold and the happiness they can bring to humanity.
Yoko Okumura is an award-winning writer, director, producer and performer. Okumura was chosen for the prestigious FOX Global Directing Initiative 2016. She also won 1st place at the 2014 DGA Student Film Awards in the west region Asian American category for her AFI thesis film KIMI KABUKI. Recently, she was selected to direct for a digital series for Lifetime/A&E. Okumura currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Director: Yoko Okumura
Producer: Chris Ruiz
Director of Photography: Bennett Cerf
Animator: Isabelle Aspin
Original Music: Polartropica - Ihui Wu & Alexander Noice
Sound Design: Sean Hines
Mixing and Mastering: C.M. Rodriguez
Title Design: Anna Watanabe
Cast: Yuko Okumura, Shohaku Okumura
Shorts Programs / 102 minsFREE PROGRAM. Whether reflecting on a successful career, continuing traditions from home in a new country, or seeking a better tomorrow in their own way, these non-fiction portraits show that a life worth living creates more than just memories. - Sheryl Santacruz