Filmmakers

Dean Yamada

| April 1, 2013

Biola University

Dean Yamada

Dean Yamada grew up in the farming community of Davis, California. His dad was a Nisei (second generation Japanese-American) farmer and the inspiration for his graduate thesis film The Nisei Farmer at USC. The film earned him the grand prize for best short film at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. While attending film school, Dean worked at FilmRoos as both a production coordinator and assistant editor.

His work has screened at the Venice Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival and Aspen Shortsfest. Dean completed his first feature film Cicada and is committed to a life of educating the next generation of filmmakers.

Related Links:

  • Check out Dean’s film Hoshigaki (Persimmon) at persimmonfilm.com

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Bicycle

Bicycle

A social outcast must find the stolen pieces of his bicycle. A short film by Dean Yamada.

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Film School Shorts is made possible by a grant from Maurice Kanbar, celebrating the vitality and power of the moving image, and by the members of KQED.

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Credits

Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Editor
Peter Borg

Design
Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by
Trifonic

Audio
John Andrieni

Interactive
Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

Social Media Specialist
Aldo Mora-Blanco

Publicity
Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

Legal
William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer