遠藤麻衣子 ENDO Maiko

ENDO Maiko

Film director and artist, born 1981 in Helsinki, Finland. Grew up in Tokyo, and moved to New York in 2000. Initially started a career as a violinist, performing in orchestras and bands, as well as composing music for films. Her directorial debut Kuichisan (2011) was awarded Best World Documentary Film at Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival in 2012. Her second feature, Technology was filmed in India and Iceland. Tokyo Telepath 2020, her latest mid-length film, premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2020, followed by the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2020. Endo is currently based in Tokyo, where she is at work on her next feature-length film. In 2021, she presented her first ever video installation at Takuro Someya Contemporary Art.

Photo: Eléonore Hendricks