She is an International Politics graduate of Komazawa University. While at university, she discovered her love of filmmaking while a member of her university’s photography and art club. During her time doing volunteer work in South East Asia, she began using her camera to document the hardship and poverty she witnessed while working there. In 2009, she directed her first documentary feature film ‘Sanlibutan’’ which followed the lives of disabled children in a Philippine orphanage. ‘Sanlibutan’ was later selected to screen at the CREAM Yokohama Film Festival. After the completion of her debut film, she worked on a number of other documentary projects. It was during one of these projects ‘Backdrop Kurdistan,’ which followed Kurdish families. And She covered people in Tohoku affected by the 2011 earthquake, that she began to be drawn to narrative filmmaking, with the dramatic and often devastating locations and scenes spurring her to start writing.
Following her transition into narrative work, she worked in a number of different roles across the production, directing and advertising departments.
In 2019 she was awarded 2nd place in the Tokyo Filmex Screenplay competition for her original script ‘Olongapo’ and was a MPA/DHU/TIFFCOM pitching contest finalist for her original project ‘Ashura.’