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Yumiko is a Japanese screenwriter and artist based in Los Angeles, CA. 

With roots in Tokyo, Yumiko was raised in cities like Mexico City, Nagano, Guadalajara, Johannesburg, Rome and New York. She attended Sarah Lawrence College (BA, Filmmaking, Psychology) and the AFI Conservatory (MFA, Screenwriting). Her feature horror spec, THE FIRE OUTSIDE was included in 2021’s The Black List.

Yumiko is drawn to intimate, character-driven stories that explore cultural identity, folklore, and dreams. She has written award-winning short films and branded content for clients like Google, Shiseido, Nissan, Toyota, Uniqlo, Canon, Sigma, CES Las Vegas, and Art Basel Miami. 

As a visual artist, Yumiko’s photography and films have been exhibited in galleries and festivals in San Francisco, Rome, Lisbon, New York and Los Angeles, as well as in print and online publications. 

Yumiko is represented at Writ Large.

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