CREATIVE DIRECTOR | DIRECTOR. Aki began making films whilst studying at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo. In 2006, she moved to Los Angeles and joined Cutters Studios LA where she was introduced to acclaimed documentary filmmaker, Lucy Walker. Aki edited Lucy’s documentary The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, which went on to be nominated for an Academy Award. Aki helped launch Cutters Studios Tokyo in 2012, where she has built an impressive reputation as a creator and director of dynamic, effective and emotionally driven brand films and documentaries. Aki has a passion for dance and likens the art and craft of filmmaking to mirror the ebb and flow of the delicate movement of choreography.