My Daughter Yoshiko

World Premiere

DIRECTED BY Brian Blum

Country: USA
Language: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 15min
Film Year: 2019
Category: Knight Made in MIA Short Film Award, Zeno Mountain Award

After her daughter Yoshiko is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and her husband is deployed to overseas military service, Saki is finding life harder and harder to manage. Too ashamed to burden others and too proud to ask for help, Saki is now faced with the daunting task of giving her daughter the best life possible.

Much more than a story of coping with autism, “My Daughter Yoshiko” is also about the power of trading shame for empathy.


MY DAUGHTER YOSHIKO screens with NINA

 

credits

Director: Brian Blum
Producer: David E. Munz-Maire, Bryan Benitez, Ryan Beharry
Screenwriter: Brian Blum, Kent Morita
Executive Producer: Aika Avello, Mieko Avello, Lori Blum, Barry Blum, Alexander Falk, Nora Falk, Lewis Collier, Cydney Collier, Michael Hill, Michael Beddome, Taylor Compton
Production Company: Brian Blum Films

Music: Aaron Kenny
Cinematographer: Hamilton Yu
Editor: Carlos Pérez Segarra

Cast: Saori Goda, Yoshi Amao, Rika Akanishi, Amy Hoerler, Mei-Lin Hosang


Brian Blum

Brian Blum is a filmmaker from Miami. His debut short film “Blood and Water” (2017) was an official selection of the Miami Film Festival and 1st Prize Award winner at New York University’s First Run Film Festival. “My Daughter Yoshiko” (2018) is his latest short film.

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