​吉田真由美

Mayumi Yoshida

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AKASHI

 Kana, a young woman from Japan is pursuing her career in North America and has adapted to her new environment. However, her new lifestyle has made her emotionally distant and can't seem to sustain a long term relationship. Her mother calls informing Kana that grandma passed away. As Kana returns home to pay her respects, she begins to recall her most intimate conversation with grandma. In their talk, Grandma is proud of Kana for leaving Japan. Kana argues it's even harder to raise a family and sustain a marriage for a lifetime. Grandma tells Kana that their marriage was far from ideal, and to Kana's surprise, Grandma reveals a secret which changes Kana's attitudes on relationships. Memories and the funeral force Kana to look inside herself and examine her own life.

Written and Directed by Mayumi Yoshida 

Starring Mayumi Yoshida (The Man in the High Castle), Hiro Kanagawa (Altered Carbon), Yayoi Hirano (The Terror), Linda Uyehara Hoffman. 
 

-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-)

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