Chiaki Yanagimoto

Chiaki is a Japanese born, Los Angeles-based producer with award-winning features, and founder of Synepic Entertainment.

After her first feature SAMURAI AVENGER: THE BLIND WOLF (2009) became a cult hit, she produced a series of festival favorite genre films. She then shifted gears and produced a documentary feature KAMPAI! FOR THE LOVE OF SAKE (2015), which premiered at San Sebastian International Film Festival and was released by IFC Films/Sundance Selects in the US.

As a unique international creative force, she began her career working for Taka Ichise [RING, THE GRUDGE] and is currently producing a slate of documentaries and scripted films in Japan, US, and UK. Her recent documentary features include KAMPAI! SAKE SISTERS (2019) and WORDS CAN'T GO THERE (2020).