Actor, Writer, Director

Mayumi Yoshida is from Tokyo, Japan.  Her father being a journalist, she had an international childhood living in Washington D.C.,  Brussels, and Tokyo. In Tokyo, from 2005-2009 she starred in 25 theatre productions. She moved to Vancouver in 2010 to pursue her dream to be an actor in North America.

She is a graduate of Vancouver Film School, acting for film and television program.

Her role as Crown Princess (The Man in The High Castle) received a 2016 UBCP/ACTRA’s Emerging Actor nomination. For detailed acting credits please click here.

As an award winning writer/director she has been a leading force in emerging Asian-Canadian Cinema.

She made her debut as a filmmaker with Akashi-あかし-(2017) which she wrote, produced, directed, and starred in. The short film is based on her play NeOn-ね音- which was part of the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival and 2017’s rEvolver Festival and Powell Street Festival. 


In 2019, she received the Newcomer Award at the Spotlight Awards by Women in Film and Television Vancouver. 


In the span of 3 years, she has directed 8 shorts and currently working on her feature film version of Akashi-あかし-.

Below are the awards from her works.

  • Best Actor award at the East Van Showcase (Akashi-あかし-)

  • Best Actor at Vancouver International Youth Film Festival (Akashi-あかし-)

  • TELUS Storyhive 2016 Digital Shorts B.C. Grand Prize (Akashi-あかし-)

  • Outstanding Writer at NBC Universal Short Film Festival (Akashi-あかし-)

  • Best Female Director at Vancouver Short Film Festival (Akashi-あかし-)

  • Matrix Award for outstanding achievement at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (Akashi-あかし-)

  • Best Performance award at the 2018 Vancouver Asian Film Festival (Tokyo Lovers)

  • Best Director at Tokyo Cowboys Film festival  (Tokyo Lovers)

  • Best Film, Best Screenplay at Blood n Guts 48hr Film Festival (Trim)

  • Best short at Japan Film Festival LA (Tokyo Lovers)

Mayumi is repped by Gersh, Characters Talent Agency and Atlas Literary

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