"The Great Wave" World Premiere @ Student Shorts Film Festival

TOA is proud to present the world premiere of "The Great Wave", starring Yuwi Kim and Yuuki Yamagiwa. Deep in North Korea, a captured Japanese girl struggles to teach her captor how to be Japanese. An official selection of the TOA 2020 Student Shorts Online Film Festival. Directed by Matthaeus Szumanski. Written by Francis Turnly. Music by Benjamin Speed.


Yuwi Kim was born in Tokyo, Japan as a third-generation Korean. She started taking classical piano and ballet classes when she was four years old. She then moved to Hiroshima when she was twelve, and joined a drama group in high school, and a local musical group: “Chorus People”, where she first learned jazz and hip hop dance. She fell in love with street dance, and moved to Osaka to learn from world famous street dancers. In 2013, Yuwi moved to LA with the goal of becoming a better dancer. She ultimately found her true passion in acting and began training full-time at Theater of Arts, a two-year acting conservatory in Hollywood. During the weekends she trains as a stunt performer and a musical theater singer.

Follow Yuwi Kim: YuwiKim.com, Instagram/@YuwiKim, Facebook/YuwiKim

Yuuki Yamagiwa is an actor, dancer, stage combat performer, yogi, and Pilates practitioner based in Los Angeles.

Follow Yuuki Yamagiwa: Instagram/@yuukiyoga

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