Celebrating Creativity, Realizing Dreams
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Akemi followed her childhood dream of becoming a filmmaker by receiving an exchange student scholarship to come to Los Angeles during high school. After graduating college, she worked her way up to working on the music video, commercial and motion picture productions that included the films directed by such Hollywood’s heavy hitters like Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino. “WHEN I WAS A HUMAN the Movie” based on the short film directed by Akemi and distributed worldwide by Shorts International, the official distributor of the Academy of Motion Pictures, is currently in development.