YOKO KOHMOTO is an eldest child of immigrants, a Leo, and a producer-writer currently based in NYC. Having grown up in both Japan and the United States, Yoko is proud to bring a nuanced and global understanding to her work.
She has produced nearly twenty short films and music videos that have been selected for Vimeo Staff Pick, Short of the Week, Atlanta Film Festival, CAAMFest, and Toronto Black Film Festival, among several others. Yoko recently completed her MFA in Film at Columbia University, where she was a recipient of the prestigious Campbell Award for the School of the Arts as well as the Arthur Krim Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Producing. She has also served as a jury member for the 2023 EB Indie Film Festival. Most recently, Yoko supported research and pitching through her internship with MACRO’s Alternative Programming Team.
Her priorities as a producer are to build community, ensure safety, and uplift marginalized voices. As a writer, she is currently interested in exploring Asian-American identity and all of its intersections through a comedic lens.
Yoko also holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Northwestern University’s School of Communication.
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