musubi arts

MUSUBI ARTS is an independent film production company based on unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territory in Vancouver, B.C.

Founded in 2020 by Mayumi Yoshida and Nach Dudsdeemaytha, Musubi Arts strives to build a bridge between cultures through storytelling. We focus on character driven stories that put under represented artists in the foreground, with care and authenticity.

Mayumi Yoshida

Born in Japan, raised in three continents, Mayumi Yoshida is an actor, writer, director, based in Vancouver, BC. She is known for her role as Crown Princess (The Man in The High Castle, Amazon Prime) which got her a nomination for Best Emerging Actor at UBCP/ACTRA Awards.

As an award-winning writer/director, Mayumi is a leading force in emerging Asian-Canadian Cinema. She’s an alumna of Women In the Director’s Chair Career Advancement Module, Women in Focus Mentorship at Whistler Film Festival and currently a participant in the WarnerMedia x Canadian Academy Access Writers Program, TIFF Netflix Talent Accelerator Fellowship and TIFF Writer’s Studio. Her directorial debut short film AKASHI which she wrote and acted in as well, won Outstanding Writer out of 4500 films at NBCUniversal Short Film Festival, Best Female Director at Vancouver Short Film Festival, Matrix Award for outstanding achievement in a short film at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival and many more awards internationally. In 2019, Mayumi received the Newcomer Award at Vancouver Women in Film Festival’s Spotlight awards for her success in multiple fields.

Her latest project is the music video for Different Than Before by Amanda Sum, which was granted funding from Creative BC and RBC & Prism Prize. The music video is produced through BOLDLY and stars Tzi Ma (Mulan) and Olivia Cheng (Warrior). Upon release, it was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick.

On the side, Mayumi also works on projects with A24/Apple/Netflix as a Japanese cultural consultant.

Nach Dudsdeemaytha

Nach Dudsdeemaytha is a Thai-Canadian filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC. He holds over a dozen producer credits on award-winning films and web series. Nach strives to tell stories of the Asian diaspora with authenticity. 

Selected credits include the Netflix Documentary Series VOIR (2021) with executive producer David Fincher, the web-series Inconceivable (2017), which has been nominated for Breakthrough Short Film Series at the 2017 IFP Gotham Awards, Cypher (2017), which won Best Short Film at Vancouver Short Film Festival, and Tokyo Lovers (2019), a collaboration with Mayumi Yoshida that was awarded with Best Short at Japan Film Festival LA. 

Nach’s feature project Mongrels was picked as one of Telefilm’s Talent to Watch projects in 2020, and is currently in development with director Jerome Yoo.

Nach also works as a production supervisor and line producer for feature films.

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