Aya Kaido

Producer/Creative Producer

Level
Mid Level
Location
United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

PRODUCER Experienced producer in short films, music promos and branded content, having risen up the ranks since 2013. In 2018 she produced Little Pyongyang, a cinematic documentary directed by Roxy Rezvany, which had its World Premiere at CPH:DOX 2018 where it was nominated for the NEXT:WAVE Award and its UK Premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June 2018. It has since gone on to win multiple awards such as Best Director at Underwire Festival, Best Cinematography at SIMA and Best Documentary at The Smalls Festival. Previously she has worked as an in-house and freelance producer on global campaigns, producing a variety of docs and branded films for brands such as the Tate, KYRA TV, Christies, Tiffany’s, Crestbridge, Avon among others. She is a founding member of the female film collective Sorta Kinda Maybe Yeah - a female film collective with a DIY, collaborative and inclusive approach to filmmaking. She produced, edited and starred in its eponymous web series which has been covered by Dazed, i-D, Gal-dem, ASOS and worked with MONKI, International Cinema Organisation, Gal-dem, V&A. They have screened work and run DIY filmmaking workshops at the BFI, Brainchild Festival, Underwire Festival, among others. The collective was chosen in 2017 by development scheme Modern Tales to develop their long-form project Orchids. 

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Skills

  • Film
  • Creative
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Adobe Premier Pro
  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Film Producing
  • Graphic Design
  • Image Making

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Barbican Centre

    Barbican Centre

    • Arts and Culture
  • TATE

    TATE

    • Arts and Culture
  • Converse

    Converse

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • The Guardian

    The Guardian

    • Publishing

Work history

Currently

Producer

TATE

Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Working on global campaigns, producing a variety of films and trailers to promote exhibitions such as David Hockney, Georgia O’Keeffe, Wolfgang Tillmans among others.

Currently

Assistant Producer

TATE

Apr 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Help produce short films from conception to delivery for the Marketing team which are published on the Tate website, in gallery and on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/user/tate

Currently

Mar 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Co-founded Sorta Kinda Maybe Yeah, a DIY female film collective. Set up in April 2015 by Laura Kirwan-Ashman, Charlotte Lowdell and myself, SKMY is a female film collective with a DIY, collaborative and inclusive approach to filmmaking. We are in the midst of making a webseries that goes by the same name, written by Laura, directed by Charlotte and produced and edited by myself, launched in April 2016. Since setting up the collective we have been invited to participate in symposiums and panels as well as DIY film workshops for Gal-Dem, the International Cinema Organisation, IAMDORA, ICA, and Brainchild Festival among others. http://www.sortakindamaybeyeah.com/

2016

Barbican Young Programmer

Barbican Centre

Nov 2014 - Oct 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Part of a group of young programmers who research, program and review films for Focus, a monthly screening at the Barbican Cinema. We introduce films and run Q&A sessions with special guest stars. We also program the annual Focus Film Festival aimed at young people and assist in running workshops for the Framed Film Festival, aimed at young children.

2015

Assistant Producer

Everything is Okay

Jul 2013 - Jan 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I started working for EIOKAY in 2012 as a runner and occasional subtitle translator (Japanese/French to English) during my 2nd year of my BA. I started to work for them part time once I graduated the following year and was offered a permanent paid, full time position after 3 months. My last project with them was as Project Manager on the short film, The Son, starring Alexander Arnold which was screened at the London Short Film Festival 2016. In detail, my day-to-day role at EIOKAY required the following: – Pre-production: researching locations, scheduling castings, writing callsheets, organising permissions, liaising with clients, commissioners and suppliers that project is kept under budget, finding new directors and managing studio appointments. – Distribution: submitting films to festivals, putting together festival press packs, liaising with festivals and managing promotion. – Social Media: Writing and curating the company blog, updating social media channels. – A selection of productions worked on: Rixton - Hotel Ceiling (music video) // Pixies - Magdalena (music video) // East India Youth - Heaven, How Long (music video) // Champs - Desire (music video) // #letsbeatsepsis (charity promo) // MINI International - Los Angeles (branded content/advertorial) http://www.eiokay.com/

2013

Artist/Designer Assistant

Margot Bowman

Nov 2012 - Mar 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • During my second and final year of my degree, I was a part-time assistant to Artist and Designer Margot Bowman. The role included researching wholesalers and retailers for sourcing materials/services and distribution, assisting with print layout, gif-making, painting and setting up installations, and spatial photography of Margot’s work in-situ for her website and press. http://margotbowman.com/

Education

2013

BA(Hons) Graphic Design, First Class Honours

Central Saint Martins College Of Art and Design

Sep 2010 - Jun 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • BA (Hons) in Graphic Design, specialising in Illustration

2010

Art and Design Foundation Diploma

Chelsea College of the Arts

Sep 2009 - Jun 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Foundation in Art and Design, specialised in Visual Communication