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Aya Kaido

Producer/Creative ProducerUnited Kingdom
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Aya Kaido

Producer/Creative ProducerUnited Kingdom
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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. 
Projects
  • CONSERVING TONY CONRAD: Keeping an artwork alive
    'Conserving doesn’t mean looking back, ever. It always means looking ahead.' Directed by Aya Kaido Produced by Vanessa Peterson Cinematography by Will Wilkinson Edited by Pawel Stec Music by Tony Conrad ***** How can a museum attempt to conserve a performance? This short doc follows Tate's Time-Based Media Conservation team, curators and researchers from Tate’s Reshaping the Collectible Research team as they attempt to conserve and re-stage avant-garde artist Tony Conrad's Ten Years Alive o
  • Kara Walker – 'I'm an Unreliable Narrator' | Fons Americanus
    A short doc on artist Kara Walker's Fons Americanus, a 13-metre tall working fountain inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, London. Created for the 2019 Hyundai Commission, it is one of the most ambitious installations in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall to date. Rather than a celebration of the British Empire, Walker’s fountain explores the interconnected histories of Africa, America and Europe. She uses water as a key theme, referring to the transatlantic slave trade and
  • TATE FILM TRAILER 2019 | Creative Producer
    Tate Film's cinema program trailer for 2019 Produced by Aya Kaido Edited by Harley Yeung Kurylowski Music by Nkisi - track from '7 Directions' (UIQLP002)
  • Little Pyongyang
    A tale of one North Korean’s struggle to leave behind the homeland, Joong-wha Choi, a former soldier in the DPRK, lives today with his wife and kids in a sleepy London suburb. Despite enjoying the new found comforts of his British life, and being emancipated from the pressures of the North Korean state, his dilemma lies in a desire to return to the land that betrayed him, but is undoubtedly his true home. The film tracks his reflections on both why he left North Korea and the state of his day t
  • NAYVA Ep #1 - Recreating Early 2000s Fits!
    Series producer on pilot episode for new Kyra TV show - NAYVA, a new show about beauty and fashion, with episodes releasing every Tuesday. NAYVA: https://www.instagram.com/nayva.official/ Directed by Iona Goulder Styled by Daisy Deane
  • Tate Shots - Lubaina Himid | Director
    Short documentary for Tate on artist, cultural activist and winner of 2017 Turner Prize, Lubaina Himid.
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Projects credited in
  • PXSSY PALACE
    An introduction to and snapshot of Pxssy Palace, a London-based QTIPOC (queer trans intersex people of colour) collective and clubnight. I was chosen by Converse as one of 25 young womxn across London to receive funding for a project of our choosing as part of their Spark Progress campaign. DIRECTOR // Laura Kirwan-Ashman PRODUCERS // Rowena Wallace + Aya Kaido DOP // Nathalie Pitters 1ST ASSISTANT CAMERA // Catharina Scarpellini GAFFER // Edel Gardner STEADICAM OPERATOR // Grant Sandy-Phillips
  • 'Little Pyongyang' Film Trailer
    I made a 60' film trailer for Roxy Rezvany's 'Little Pyongyang'. A tale of one North Korean's struggle to leave his home land behind. Full film available to watch on The Guardian website.
  • Tate Shots - Lubaina Himid | Editor
    Short documentary for Tate on artist, cultural activist and winner of 2017 Turner Prize, Lubaina Himid.
  • We Are The Future: Tate Collective
    Watch some of our Tate Collective collaborators past and present reflect on what art means to them
  • Directorial debut - winner of Eye Want Change smartphone filmmaking competition
    Eye Want Change promotes and spotlights Smartphone Filmmaking. We nurture creative self-expression and storytelling from a multitude of voices.  Filmmakers no longer need to depend on broadcasters and suits. Eye Want Change offers a space where creativity and passion is placed above formal education, access to equipment, large budgets and technical expertise. Inspired by the use of phones by activists across the world and by films shot entirely or in part on smartphones, we look to affordable mo
  • Little Pyongyang BTS
    Joong-wha Choi, a former soldier in North Korea, lives today with his wife and children in New Malden - the south London suburb that is home to Europe's biggest North Korean population. Despite enjoying the new-found comforts of his British life, he would like to return to his homeland. Joong-wha reflects on both why he left North Korea and the state of his day-to-day life over the course of several months, in a portrait of loss, longing, and the complexities of healing from trauma. Joong-wha’s
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Work history
    ProducerTATE
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    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.
    Assistant ProducerTATE
    London, United KingdomFull 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
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Skills
  • Film
  • Creative
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Adobe Premier Pro
  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Film Producing
  • Graphic Design
  • Image Making
Education
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    BA(Hons) Graphic Design, First Class HonoursCentral Saint Martins College Of Art and Design
     - London, United Kingdom
    BA (Hons) in Graphic Design, specialising in Illustration
    Art and Design Foundation DiplomaChelsea College of Arts (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    Foundation in Art and Design, specialised in Visual Communication