Akiko Iwakawa

Production Company: Cut + Run
Website: Website

As brilliant and fashion-forward as many of her projects, Akiko’s editing approach combines unconventional storytelling with a joyous appreciation for visual art. Akiko is at home editing bold anthemic spots and over the years has collaborated with innovators Mark Romanek, Olivier Gondry, Marco Brambilla, Chris Milk, Douglas Avery, and the late Nagi Noda on inventive and thought-provoking projects.  Her contributions to work outside of the advertising realm include Zach Heinzerling’s Academy Award-nominated documentary feature “Cutie and the Boxer,” the critically acclaimed feature doc “The Happy Film” directed by Stefan Sagmeister and Ben Nabors, as well as Kanye West’s seven-screen installation “Cruel Summer.”