Noemie Nakai

Noemie Nakai

Writer/Director, Actress

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available Soon

French/Japanese. London, Tokyo, Paris.

Writer/director: Selected for the Sundance / NHK lab, the Berlinale-ran Talents Tokyo and the BFI x BAFTA crew program. My latest work, the doc “Tears Teacher”, screened at Sundance and Hot Docs and was acquired by the New York Times. My feature in development received the main award at Busan film festival’s Asian Project Market - following in the footsteps of Hou Hsiao Hsien, Kurosawa Kiyoshi and Bong Joon-ho to name a few. 

Actor: I've worked both with both indie darlings (Koji Fukada, Naomi Kawase) and on national hits (Death Note, Never Let Me Go, Zack Snyder-produced Army of the Dead).

Feed me cheese and I'll be happy. 


Work History

Filmmaker - Freelance

Jul 2017 - Present

Director's assistant (Michael Mann) - High-end TV series [HBO Max]

Nov 2019 - Dec 2020

Production assistant - Feature film [FujiTV]

Oct 2018 - Nov 2018

Development assistant - Feature film [DixonBaxiEvans]

May 2018 - Jun 2018

Producer's assistant - Feature film [Netflix]

Oct 2017 - Dec 2017


Film studies - Masters - Waseda University

Mar 2015 - Apr 2017

Law - Degree - Keio University

Mar 2009 - Feb 2013


  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Director's assistant
  • Producer's assistant
  • Screenwriting