Named in the 2010 International Cinematographer Guild’s Generation Next 5 DP’s Under 35 and Variety’s 2008 Top 10 Cinematographers to Watch lists, Yasu Tanida brings his unique style to every production. His film "August Evening" won the 2008 John Cassevetes Award for Best Film at the Independent Spirit Awards. Yasu just completed two seasons of the single camera style TV series "The Wannabes Starring Savvy" airing on the Starz network and also in 92 other countries.
He also just wrapped his third collaboration with Chris Eska in "September Morning", a Civil War film, a film with director Quentin Lee with "White Frog", a coming of age teenage drama and his feature with Zoe Saldana, “The Heart Specialist” just came out on over 500 screens.
Yasu Tanida graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Film/TV Production where he was awarded the Chapman Einstein Award and the Kodak Best Cinematography Award for "Concrete Jungle".