1 visual artist + 1 writer = 1 filmmaker--me!
Company
Throwing Rice Productions LLC
Born in postwar Tokyo to a Japanese war bride and an African American soldier, Yayoi L Naito Winfrey has been creating media all her life. First, as an illustrator and graphic designer; then as a screenwriter, fiction writer and journalist; and, now, as a filmmaker. Growing up on three continents by the time she was five years-old gifted her with a strong appreciation for other people’s languages and cultures. As a mixed-race person, she has an innate sense of what it’s like being ’the other’; and, her long career in arts reflects that special position
Official Selection Best Trailer
War Brides of Japan: The Chase
Laurus Film Festival
Moldova, Kazakhstan and Belarus
2020
Finalist for Best Trailer award
War Brides of Japan: The Chase
Kosice International Monthly Film Festival
Kosice
2020
Semi-Finalist Best Film Poster award
War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: "The Culture" movie poster
Laurus Film Festival
Moldova, Kazakhstan and Belarus
2020
Semi-Finalist Best Film Poster award
War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: "The Brides" movie poster
Laurus Film Festival
Moldova, Kazakhstan and Belarus
2020
Semi-Finalist Best Film Poster award
War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: "The Brides" movie poster
AltFF Alternative Film Festival
Toronto Canada
2020
Official Selection for Best Film Poster
War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: "Herstory" movie poster
Indo-Global International Film Festival
Mumbai, Maharashtra India
2019
Best Film Poster award
War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: "The Culture" movie poster
Indo-Global International Film Festival
Mumbai Maharashtra India
2019
Semi-Finalist Best Film Poster award
War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: "The Kids" movie poster
Visualis Film Festival
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
2019
Official Selection for Best Film Poster
War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: "The Kids" movie poster
Indo-Global International Film Festival
Mumbai, Maharashtra India
2019
Best Film Poster award
War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: "The Culture" movie poster
Picasso Einstein Buddha International Film Festival
Rishikesh Uttarakhand India
2019
Best Film Poster award
War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: "The Culture" movie poster
Chhatrapati Shivaji Film Festival
Pune Maharashtra India
2019
Official Selection for Best Film Poster
War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: "The Brides" movie poster
Indo-Global International Film Festival
Mumbai, Maharashtra India
2019
Semi-Finalist Best Film Poster award
War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: "The Culture" movie poster
Visualis Film Festival
St. Petersburg Russian Federation
2019
Official Selection for Best Documentary
War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: Herstory (rev)
Great Message International Film Festival
Pune Maharashtra
2019
Best Trailer award
This Doc Rocks! (Buddha)
The Buddah International Film Festival
Pune Maharashtra
2019
Best Concept award
War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: BFF's; Buddhist Friends Forever
The Buddha International Film Festival
Pune Maharashtra
2019
Official Selection for Best Documentary
War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: The Culture
Picasso Einstein Buddha International Film Festival
Rishikesh Uttarakhand
2019
Official Selection for Best Film Poster
War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: "BFF's; Buddhist Friends Forever" movie poster
Indo-Global International Film Festival
Mumbai Mahrashtra India
2019
Official Selection for Best Painting
War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: movie poster 2
Picasso Einstein Buddha International Film Festival
Rishikesh Uttarakhand India
2019
Official Selection for Best Trailer
War Brides of Japan: The Chase
Chhatrapati International Film Festival
Mumbai Maharastra
2019
Finalist for Best Trailer award
War Brides of Japan: The Chase
Rome Independent Prisma Awards
Rome
2019
Official Selection for Best Trailer
War Brides of Japan: The Chase
Indie Visions Film Festival
Tehran
2019
Best Trailer award
War Brides of Japan: The Chase
Picasso Einstein Buddha International Film Festival
Rishikesh
2019
Best Trailer award
War Brides of Japan: The Chase
Great Message International Film Festival
Pune Maharashtra
2019
Official Selection
War Brides of Japan: The Race (short doc)
Lift-Off Global Network Sessions 2019
London
2019
Birth City
Machida-shi Tokyo-to
Current City
Mo'ili'ili Honolulu
Hometown
Ota-ku Tokyo-to
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
AfroAsian
Zodiac Sign
Sagittarius
Directed my first music video at age 19 with my Mom's super 8mm camera. Sugoi!
"The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed." - Bantu Stephen Biko
1 visual artist + 1 writer = 1 filmmaker--me!
Company
Throwing Rice Productions LLC