Saya Minami

About

I was born and grew up in Tokyo, Japan. I have been living in Australia for 9 years.
I started acting in Australia 5 years ago in Australian short films and feature films.
I am very passionate about acting.

Career Highlights

I acted lead role in the the U.S. feature film”Midori in Hawaii”(​midorimovie.com​). This film was nominated for the Best Narrative Award at the Hawaii International Festival 2015 and won the Best Feature Film Award at the Korean International Expat Film Festival also screened at the Toronto Arthouse Film Festival, Anchorage International Film Festival, Byron Bay International Film Festival in 2016.

I also have co-produced and acted a lead role in the short film"Good Fortune Island" about a boy from Fukushima in 2016.

Production Credits

< Acting Experiences >
January 2017
"The Viper’s Hex" Independent Australian Feature Film / Tokyo, Hakuba, Japan
( Lead role : Kiyo / Prostitute )
Studio : Black Forest Films
Directed by Addison Heath
https://www.facebook.com/TheVipersHex
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5982964/

October 2016
"Good Fortune Island" Independent Australian short Film / Byron Bay, Australia ( Co-producer & Lead role : Saeko )
Studio : Powerhouse Media Productions
Directed by Jade Hassett / Written by Gemma Hassett
https://www.facebook.com/GoodFortuneIsland/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6138220/

October 2016
"Alice" Independent Short Film / Gold Coast, Australia
( Lead Supporting role : Sally / Innocent driver)

Studio : Powerhouse Media Productions
Directed by Jade Hassett / Written by Gemma Hassett
July 2016
"Alice" Independent Australian Feature Film / Gold Coast, Australia
( Lead Supporting role : Sally Richards / Innocent driver)
Studio : Powerhouse Media Productions
Directed by Jade Hassett / Written by Gemma Hassett

January 2016
“A-chromatic” Independent Australian short film / Brisbane, Australia
( Lead role : Ava / Police )
Studio : Youth with a mission
Directed by Jaehyuk Kim

August - October 2015
"Holiday" Independent Australian Feature Film / Kyogle, Australia
( Lead Supporting role : KAYA / Sydney City girl )
Studio : BACKWOOD BOY PRODUCTIONS
Directed by Tony Lake

September 2015
“Mondo Yakuza” Independent Australian Feature Film / Melbourne, Australia
( Supporting role : YUKO / Daughter of Yakuza )
Studio : Black Forest Films
Directed by Addison Heath
https://www.facebook.com/MondoYakuza

July 2014
"Midori in Hawaii" Independent U.S. Feature Film / Kona, Hawaii
( Lead role : Midori / Wedding photographer )
Studio : 24 Frames
Written & Directed by John Hill
http://www.midoriinhawaii.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Midori-in-Hawaii
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4034432

November 2014
"Tomorrow" Independent Australian Feature Film / Gold Coast, Australia
( Lead Supporting role : Love interest of lead role )
Studio : Powerhouse Media Productions
Directed by Jade Hassett / Written by Gemma Hassett
https://www.facebook.com/TomorrowFeatureFilm

January 2014
"Good Knight Reverie" Student Short Film / Gold Coast, Australia
(Lead Supporting role : Hoshimi / Girl friend of lead role )
Studio : Bond University
https://www.facebook.com/ReverieOfHeroes

January 2014
"Colourful & Impossible" Independent Australian Feature Film / Brisbane, Australia
( Supporting role : Miho / Girlfriend of main character )
Studio : Divingbell Pictures & Robwil Productions
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Colourful-Impossible

November 2013
"Radio Treason" Australian independent feature film / Brisbane
(Lead Supporting role : Fanny Makoto / Supervisor of radio station in WW2 )
Studio : Powerhouse Media Productions
Directed by Jade Hassett / Written by Gemma Hassett
https://www.facebook.com/RadioTreasonFeatureFilm

April 2013
"Model Madness" TV series pilot / Sydney
(Speaking role : Fashion buyer from Tokyo )
Studio : Cardia Films
https://www.facebook.com/modelmadnesstv

2013 "Breathing in Circles" Art Installation , Sydney
(Lead role)
Studio : JAI Films

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