Noriko Yuasa

Noriko Yuasa

Director, Filmmaker, Producer and Screenwriter

Tokyo, Japan

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February 2020
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About Noriko

Born on Dec. 3rd, 1976 in Okayama, Japan.
Specialized in project planning, directing .
Graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan University with BA of Architecture.
Started working in Kinoshita Production in 1999.Left the company in 2013, and currently working as a freelance director/producer in a field of both TV drama and film.
In 2015, theatrical feature film directorial debut, “Udagawacho de matteteyo (Wait in Udagawacho.)” is screened (nationwide public at Shibuya HUMAX cinemas, etc.). Energetically Noriko Yuasa directed short film works such as “Looking for my Sunflowers”. “Girl, Wavering” got 17 crowns together domestically and abroad. Currently this film continues to be screened overseas, and as of August 2017 it reaches 30 areas.And in March, 2018 She was officially selected as a jury of the 6th Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival and participated.

Noriko Yuasa aims for further step up with the aim of a film director able to advance abroad while advocating and practicing "parallel career" in drama and films, as of 2018, theatrical release feature film planning. Her new film project got awarded the Grand Prix at the "MPA / DHU / TIFFCOM Pitching Contest" held at Japan 2018. She participated the 2019 LATC and American film market.

Unique traits: A Director with a background in production and project planning, Noriko Yuasa adapts architectural skills gained whilst completing a BA Course in Architecture at Tokyo Metropolitan University, to film making. This results in care and attention to detail, and effective and exploratory works of art.




  • Performing Kaoru's funeral

    Performing Kaoru's funeral Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy Drama Performing Kaoru’s Funeral confronts the ironic limits of hatred and love at the instance of our deaths. A darkly comic family drama, Performing Kaoru’s Funeral welcomes the complexity of passions at the heart of inventive family life.



  • BA Course in Architecture at Tokyo Metropolitan University

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