Yayoi Winfrey

Yayoi Winfrey

Throwing Rice Productions LLC
Director, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter and Illustrator

Honolulu, Hawaii

Member Since:
May 2017
Last online:
6 days ago
Invites sent:
3

About Yayoi

fashion illustrator & graphic designer turned journalist turned filmmaker with multiple skills & talents. check out my award-winning 5-part doc series, ‘War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory’. next up...animation!

Unique traits: 1. strong visual arts & storytelling skills 2. mixed-roots background & world citizenship 3. deeply connected to APA & other ethnic communities

Credits

  • War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: Herstory

    War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: Herstory (2019)
    Documentary by Throwing Rice Productions/Yayoi Winfrey (Documentary) Director “Herstory” is the 1st of 5 films about Japanese women who married their former enemies following WWII. This film features two historians.

  • War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: The Brides

    War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: The Brides (2019)
    Documentary by Throwing Rice Productions/Yayoi Winfrey (Documentary) Director “The Brides” is the 2nd of 5 films about Japanese women who married their former enemies following WWII. This film features two brides, one married to a black soldier and the other to a white one.

  • War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: The Kids

    War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: The Kids (2019)
    Documentary by Throwing Rice Productions/Yayoi Winfrey (Documentary) Director “The Kids” is the 3rd of 5 films about Japanese women who married their former enemies following WWII. This film features the adult children of war brides discussing growing up mixed-race.

  • War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: The Culture

    War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: The Culture (2019)
    Documentary by Throwing Rice Productions/Yayoi Winfrey (Documentary) Director "The Culture” is the 4th of 5 films about Japanese women who married their former enemies following WWII. This film features the adult children and grandchildren of war brides discussing their cultural heritages.

  • War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: BFF’s; Buddhist Friends Forever

    War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory: BFF’s; Buddhist Friends Forever (2019)
    Documentary by Throwing Rice Productions/Yayoi Winfrey (Documentary) Director “BBF’s; Buddhist Friends Forever” is the 5th of 5 films about Japanese women who married their former enemies following WWII. This film features a war bride, her husband, and several adult children all linked through their Buddhist religion.

  • War Brides of Japan

    War Brides of Japan (2012 - 2018)
    Documentary by Throwing Rice Productions (Documentary) Director War Brides of Japan is about the brave, bodacious and bad-ass women who married their former enemies when the US occupied their country following WWII.

  • Silent Shame

    Silent Shame (2010)
    Film (Documentary, History and War) Writer A Japanese-born filmmaker took seven years to peel back the cultured facade of her country, and uncovers its darkest secrets giving us a shocking and provocative look at Japan's inhumanity in war.

  • Portrait of Artists as Latino Immigrants

    Portrait of Artists as Latino Immigrants (2005)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Cinematographer "Portrait of Artists as Latino Immigrants" is a thirty two-minute long documentary that features the stories and art of four Latinos who live throughout California. These artists are in different stages of their immigration process, through their unique stories we will find a tale that is common to every immigrant; through their art, we will be able to recognize different moments in the transition from immigrant to American. Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Maria Amparo Escandon, and Victor Cartagena are the artists portrayed in "Portrait of Artists as Latino Immigrants", in their different artistic disciplines, reflect the experience of Latino immigrants in California, their hopes and visions. Einar and Jamex de la Torre crossed many years ago, when they were still children. Taking the best of each culture, they have crafted their own identity. An identity that allows them to feel "at home" on either side of the border and at the same time being observers and critics of their native and ... Written by TGR

  • Margaret Cho: Notorious C.H.O.

    Margaret Cho: Notorious C.H.O. (2002)
    Television (Documentary and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department A film of Margaret Cho's one-woman stand-up show, in which she presents her take on modern sexual topics and minority issues.

  • Ghosthunter!

    Ghosthunter! (2000)
    Film (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

Awards

  • Official Selection: 1st Edition of Continental Film Awards ("Chickens Playing Chicken")
    (2021)

  • Best NA Animation Short: 1st Edition of Continental Film Awards ("Chickens Playing Chicken")
    (2021)

  • Official Selection: Best Animation Award ("Chickens Playing Chicken")
    (2021)

  • Finalist: Best Animation Award ("Chickens Playing Chicken")
    (2021)

  • Official Selection: Munich Music Video Awards ("Chickens Playing Chicken")
    (2021)

  • Semi-Finalist: Munich Music Video Awards ("Chickens Playing Chicken")
    (2021)

  • Official Selection: Red Wood Film Festival ("Chickens Playing Chicken")
    (2021)

  • Official Selection: Rome Music Video Awards ("Chickens Playing Chicken")
    (2021)

  • Semi-Finalist: Rome Music Video Awards ("Chickens Playing Chicken")
    (2021)

  • Official Selection: Prague International Monthly Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2021)

  • Finalist: Prague International Monthly Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2021)

  • Official Selection: Mumbai International Film Awards ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2021)

  • Award Winner: Mumbai International Film Awards ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2021)

  • Best Trailer: Mumbai International Film Awards ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2021)

  • Official Selection: Iconic Images Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2021)

  • Finalist: Onyko Films Awards ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2021)

  • Finalist: Cooper Awards ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2021)

  • Official Selection: Vonline Film Fest ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2021)

  • Official Selection: OTB | Only The Best Film Awards ("Chickens Playing Chicken")
    (2021)

  • Finalist: Mount Fuji International Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2021)

  • Best Trailer: Mount Fuji International Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2021)

  • Official Selection: World Film Carnival - Singapore ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2021)

  • Finalist: World Film Carnival - Singapore ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2021)

  • Best Trailer: World Film Carnival - Singapore ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2021)

  • Official Selection: Kosice International Monthly Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2020)

  • Semi-Finalist: Alternative Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2020)

  • Finalist: Kosice International Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2020)

  • Official Selection: Global Monthly Online Film Competition ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2020)

  • Best Trailer: Global Monthly Online Film Competition ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2020)

  • Official Selection: Accord Cine Fest ("Chickens Playing Chicken")
    (2020)

  • Best Animation: Accord Cine Fest ("Chickens Playing Chicken")
    (2020)

  • Official Selection: Uruvatti International Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2020)

  • Finalist: Uruvatti International Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2020)

  • Best Trailer: Uruvatti International Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2020)

  • Best Film Poster: The Indo-Global International Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2019)

  • Official Selection: The Indo-Global International Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2019)

  • Best Concept: The Buddha International Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2019)

  • Best Trailer: The Buddha International Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2019)

  • Official Selection: The Buddha International Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2019)

  • Official Selection: Great Message International Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2019)

  • Best Trailer: Great Message International Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2019)

  • Semi-Finalist Film Poster: Visualis International Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2019)

  • Official Selection: Indie Visions Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2019)

  • Official Selection: Picasso Einstein Buddha International Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2019)

  • Best Film Poster: Picasso Einstein Buddha International Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2019)

  • Best Trailer: Picasso Einstein Buddha International Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2019)

  • Official Selection: Rome Independent Prisma Awards ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2019)

  • Finalist: Rome Independent Prisma Awards ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2019)

  • Official Selection: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2019)

  • Best Film Poster: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2019)

  • Official Selection: Laurus Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2019)

  • Semi-Finalist: Laurus Film Festival ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2019)

  • Semi-Finalist: Rome Independent Prisma Awards ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2019)

  • Official Selection: Lift-Off Sessions 2019 ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2018)

  • Documentary of the Month, 9/2016, From the Heart Productions ("War Brides of Japan")
    (2016)

  • Finalist, 30-Second Snipler Competition, New Media Film Fest ("War Brides of Japan" disqualified)
    (2012)

  • Trailblazer Award, African American Playwrights Exchange ("Watermelon Sushi")
    (2011)

  • Semi-Finalist: FIND Project:Involve, Fall 2005-Spring 2006 ("Watermelon Sushi")
    (2005)

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