After the death of her grandmother, Kana returns to Japan in order to find some resolution and ends up examining her own life.


AKASHI was developed through TELUS Storyhive's Digital Shorts: Female Directors Edition. Through a voting process, the team awarded with $10,000 to create a pilot for a web series. Once the pilot was completed, it entered another round of competition, where it won grand prize... an opportunity to attend Banff Media Festival.


  • Director Mayumi Yoshida

  • Starring Mayumi Yoshida, Yayoi Hirano, Linda Uyehara Hoffman & Hiro Kanagawa

  • Writer Mayumi Yoshida

  • Director of Photography Adam Van Steinburg

  • Editor Shun Ando

  • Composer Kyle Schreiner

  • Producers Mayumi Yoshida, Adam Van Steinburg, Phil Planta & Nach Dudsdeemaytha


Outstanding Writer - NBCUniversal Short Film Festival
STORYHIVE Grand Prize Winner
Official Selection - NSI Online Short Film Festival
Official Selection - East Van Showcase
Best Acting Performance - East Van Showcase
Official Selection - 12th Vancouver International Women in Film Festival