Yasmin is a California native of Dutch and Israeli/Iraqi origin. When receiving her BFA from Tisch School of the Arts, she directed her first short documentary “Children of Bahia” in the favelas of Salvador. This short documentary premiered at the Havana Film Festival and SXSW.
Relocating to Los Angeles, she immersed herself in exploring the actor’s craft with actress Lelia Goldoni, icon of the beat scene of cinema and star of John Cassavetes “Shadows.” Informed and inspired by Goldoni and Marketa Kimbrell, her acting mentor at Tisch, she developed her own special technique for working with actors.
She went on to sculpt her skills as a decorator and stylist in commercials and indie features. In 2010 she created Unmarked Guide, a curated travel series on the hidden gems of Los Angeles and the people who are its treasure.
“Bobby and the Midnight Ridaaz” was a finalist in the New Filmmakers film festival in 2012. Her shorts from Unmarked Guide screened on Virgin’s in-flight channel Virgin Produced from 2012-2013.
Yasmin has produced photo shoots for Mara Hoffman, Natalie Joos and DVF. In 2015, she produced Jesse Jo’s music videos “Down Your Drain” and “Baby Love” for acclaimed photographer Olivia Malone and cinematographer Drew Bienemann.
In 2017, she directed and produced three short films on groundbreaking South African dancer Tarryn Alberts. “Plant the Seed” will screen at the Moving Body Moving Image film festival in New York in spring 2018.
Currently focused on her feature length documentary Ipi, she loves to create content that explores compelling stories driven by a photographic and curated eye.