Tani Ikeda is an Emmy nominated director who creates narratives, documentaries, music videos, and commercial films. She was recently selected as one of Film Independent’s 33 Emerging Filmmakers as a Project: Involve Directors Fellow. Ikeda has directed films in China, Uganda, India, and the United States. Her work has been recognized in The Hollywood Reporter, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan magazine and has screened internationally at festivals around the world including the Sundance Film Festival.
At the age of 21, Tani Ikeda co-founded imMEDIAte Justice, a nonprofit that fosters the talents of young women artists working in virtual reality. She is the current executive director of imMEDIAte Justice and was named one of the “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World,” by the Utne Reader. ImMEDIAte Justice has received national attention on CNN, NBC, and Univision. Ikeda tours the country speaking at universities and national conferences about storytelling as a tool for social justice.
Tani holds a Bachelors Degree in Film Production from the University of Southern California and currently resides in Los Angeles.