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Aya Tanimura is an Australian-Japanese writer and director, based in Los Angeles, California.[1]

Aya Tanimura
BornOctober 14, 1980
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, United States
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, producer



Short filmsEdit

Her directorial credits include Mobius (2011), U-2074 (2010), and Mrs. Kim, (2010)[2] which was a finalist in Los Angeles Magazine's Get L.A. short film competition.[3] Also produced in 2010, Tanimura's film Sweet-As won the People's Choice award and was a finalist for Tourism New Zealand's '100% Pure New Zealand Presents Your Big Break' short film competition.[4] In 2013, Tanimura produced Kill of the Night under Visual Communications' Armed With a Camera fellowship which premiered at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival[5] and later screened at the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival.[6]

Music videosEdit

In 2013, Tanimura directed lyric videos for Katy Perry's songs "Roar"[7] and "Unconditionally".[8]

In 2014, she directed Perry's lyric video for "Birthday"[9] which was one of the 2014 MTV VMA nominees for "Best Lyric Video."[10]

In 2017, she directed Perry's lyric video for "Chained to the Rhythm".[11]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "About". Aya Tanimura. Archived from the original on October 23, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
  2. ^ "Aya Tanimura IMDB page". IMDB. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  3. ^ "Los Angeles magazine's eight Get L.A. film finalists". LA Observed. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  4. ^ "'Your Big Break' Film Competition Finalists Announced". Tourism New Zealand. Archived from the original on October 22, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  5. ^ "Kill of the Night". Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Archived from the original on October 22, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
  6. ^ "Lady Filmmakers Film Festival". Lady Filmmakers Film Festival. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  7. ^ "Watch Katy Perry's 'Roar' Lyric Video!". MTV Buzzworthy Blog. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  8. ^ Rosen, Christopher (October 21, 2013). "Katy Perry's 'Unconditionally' Lyric Video Has All The Feels". The Huffington Post. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  9. ^ "Katy Perry - Birthday - Lyric Video". Youtube. Youtube. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  10. ^ "Best Lyric Video". MTV. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  11. ^ KatyPerryVEVO (February 9, 2017), Katy Perry - Chained To The Rhythm (Lyric Video) ft. Skip Marley, retrieved February 14, 2017

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