My Daughter Yoshiko


After her daughter is diagnosed with Autism and her husband is deployed to overseas military service, Saki is finding life harder and harder to manage. Too ashamed to burden others and too proud to ask for help, Saki is now faced with the daunting task of giving her daughter the best life possible. Much more than a story of coping with autism, “My Daughter Yoshiko” is also about the power of trading shame for empathy.


Principal Cast
Mei-Lin Hosang
Saori Goda
Yoshi Amao
Rika Akanishi
Amy Hoerler

Writers: Brian Blum, Kent Morita
Producers: David E. Munz-Maire, Ryan Beharry, Bryan Benitez
Cinematographer: Hamilton Yu

Director’s Biography

Brian Blum is a Miami and NYC-based filmmaker. After receiving a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Brian's NYU Thesis, Blood and Water, won the NYU Wasserman King 1st Prize and made the BAFTA shortlist in 2018. Brian's follow-up short, My Daughter Yoshiko, won the Zeno Mountain Award at Miami Film Festival. Brian is the Executive Director of AdaptLab Filmmakers, a production company that works with employees with intellectual disabilities.