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Yuriko Gamo Romer

Yuriko Gamo Romer

Documentary Film and Video

About

Yuriko Gamo Romer currently lives in San Francisco balancing life as a documentary film maker, mother and wife. Prior to attending Stanford she spent fourteen years on "Madison Avenue" creating ads and commercials. In June of 1999 she started Flying Carp Productions where she continues her documentary film/video work.


Occidental Encounters

16mm color and black and white film

JUNE, 1997
VIDEO DURATION: 20:39 MIN.
Merging cultures, races and families is at the heart of any intercultural/interracial marriage. In Occidental Encounters the filmmaker explores while in the midst of her own mixed Japanese-Caucasian American engagement and wedding.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Gold Medal, Student Academy Awards, 1998
Silver Apple, National Educational Media Network
Jimmy Stewart Memorial Crystal Heart Award, Heartland Film Festival
Finalist, Dore Schary Award, 1997
Audience Choice Award, Imagefest
Mill Valley Film Festival
Windy City Documentary Film Festival
The BBC British Short Film Festival
Humbolt International Film Festival
Newport Beach International Film Festival
Stanford Bay Alum Film Festival

Fusion

16mm color film

JUNE, 1996
VIDEO DURATION: 10 MIN.

Fusion looks into the work of a Japanese woman's unique concept combining the theatrical artistry of her native Japan and her home, the United States.


Sunny Side of the Slope

video

MARCH, 1996
VIDEO DURATION: 6 MIN.

Sunny Side of the Slope is an exploration of snowboarding, not in its stereotypical image, but as metaphor for the transformed life of a middle-aged couple having made the same Zen-like jumps and turns.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Sinking Creek Film Festival, 1997


Kids Will Be Kids

16mm black and white film

DECEMBER, 1995
VIDEO DURATION: 3 MIN.

Kids Will Be Kids looks at play as a very important therapy and essential element to normalize life for children rehabilitating in-hospital over a long period of time.