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About

Born in Japan, raised in three continents, Mayumi Yoshida is a Director, Writer, Actor, based in Vancouver, BC.

Her father being a journalist, she had an international childhood living in Washington D.C., Brussels, and Tokyo. 

She’s an alumna of various talent programs in Canada.

Recently she worked as a story editor on Ins Choi(Kim’s Convenience)’s new series in development.

Also her latest short film/Music Video “Different Than Before”  by Amanda Sum (Creative BC grant and RBC & Prism Prize Winner) that stars Tzi Ma (Mulan) and Olivia Cheng (Warrior) was selected as Vimeo Staff Pick.  

Currently, she is working on the upcoming APPLE TV+/A24 TV series “SUNNY” as an Associate Producer and Cultural Consultant, filmed in Tokyo and Kyoto. 

Her directorial debut short film Akashi-あかし-”  which she wrote and acted in as well, won Outstanding Writer out of 4500 films at NBCUniversal Short Film Festival and many more awards. This short led to her getting representation in LA at Gersh Agency, and Atlas Literary as Director, Writer and Actor.

TOKYO LOVERS, a romantic comedy short that was guerilla shot in Kyoto and Tokyo with three crew members, has won Best Performance Award at Vancouver Asian Film Festival, and Best Short at Japan Film Festival LA. 

In 2019, Mayumi received the Newcomer Award at Vancouver Women in Film Festival’s Spotlight awards for her success in multiple fields.

Her first horror short "Trim" which was made as part of Blood n Guts 48hr film festival won Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actor. 

Her Harold Greenberg Fund short film “In Loving Memory” co-directed with Diana Bang(Karaoke Mamas) and written/starring Andrea Bang(Kim’s Convenience), premiered at Whistler Film Festival and was nominated for Alliance of Women Film Journalists’ EDA Awards which recognizes and supports outstanding female-directed films included in the festivals’ programs.

Below are some of the awards from her works.

  • 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 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-)

  • 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 also a highly demanded Japanese Cultural Consultant and Japanese Dialect Coach, her past credits include “The Man in the High Castle”(Amazon Prime) “Altered Carbon”(Netflix) “Lost in Space”(Netflix) “Death Note”(Netflix) “The Flash”(CW) “SUNNY”(AppleTV+/A24) “Ultraman”(Netflix)

For any inquiries please go here.

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Asian canadian  community work

Mayumi is the co-creative producer of the Mighty Asian Movie making marathon hosted by Vancouver Asian Film festival. Also a member of The 3.7% Initiative.

theatre work

Mayumi is the Artistic Director of Gokko Creative.

A Vancouver local Arts Collective where she has produced her show as a director, actor and a playwright. 

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