Miss Tokyo

directed by Lindsay Kamikawa, Jared Boetes

Narrative Short | 2018 | USA | 15 min | English

Twenty-six-year-old Joanna Masuko is an Asian American woman living in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. On the cusp of her perfect sister’s wedding, Joanna reaches a humiliating rock bottom when her Chinese grandmother attempts to play matchmaker with her childhood friend Byran. After a disturbing one-night-stand and countless nights at her lackluster pharmacy job, Joanna reckons she has nothing to lose. Guilted by her grandmother to ask Byran to be her wedding date, she reluctantly ventures to his house, only to discover – to her great delight – that he’s not the Asian nerd she used to know.

Warning: sexual content, mild language

Lindsay Kamikawa is a half-Chinese, half-Japanese American writer, actor, and director from Mission Viejo, California. She has worked within the development teams at Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia’s Indigenous Media, Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Motion Pictures, and Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin’s Free Association. Her scripts have advanced in a variety of national competitions, including the Austin Film Festival and the MACRO Episodic Lab in partnership with Lena Waithe and Eva Longoria. She has a B.A. in English Literature from UCLA.

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