Aya Tanimura is a Japaralian (half-Japanese, half-Australian) director based in LosAngeles, where in a very short period of time, she’s made a huge splash in the music video world. Her highly original concepts for artists such as Katy Perry, Charlie Puth, Alessia Cara, Julia Michaels and Miguel are not only out-of-the-box, they’re also strikingly beautiful.
With over a billion cumulative views on YouTube, her work has proven to resonate. That mass appeal has translated over to her commercial work, in the vibrant and punchy content she’s created for Levi’s, Yoplait, Mattel, Staples, Spotify, Sprint, Pepsi, Disney, Final Fantasy, QVC, Vogue, Katy Perry Shoes and Tourism New Zealand.
Aya conceptualized and show-ran the special program Witness World Wide, Katy Perry’s four-day live stream production, which was named one of TIME Magazine’s Top 10 TV Shows for 2017. Most recently, she directed the pilot plus three episodes of Disney Channel’s live-action TV series Kim Hushable. In her spare time, Aya is an avid painter, collector of Adidas tracksuits, an avid Taco Bell consumer and an animal lover who knits tiny sweaters for oil-slicked penguins. (Awww.)