Trailer for the horror short Gnaw
ROSALEE YAGIHARA is an award-winning filmmaker and Vancouver native. Her short film GNAW has won awards for Best Female Film, Best LGBTQ2S+ Film, Best Horror Film, Best Actor, Best New Director, & Audience Choice Award around the world. Her award-winning documentary short A COMMON THREAD is viewable on The Green Channel and was rated as a top impact film.
For the past decade Rosalee has been developing her skillsets by working as an Assistant Director and is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada. As an AD she works on feature films & episodic television.
Before transitioning to film Rosalee resided in Japan as well as New York City before returning to Vancouver to further her education and to raise her two children, solo, who are now thriving young adults. She refined her visual sensibilities at Emily Carr University and has also earned a diploma in film production to pursue her dream of being a film director.
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