Akiko Iwakawa has joined Cut + Run's roster of editors. Akiko is known for such compelling commercials such as Nike "Classic," AT&T "Up & Up," Reebok "Migration," and LG "World of Steam," and provocative and original music videos for Lou Reed, Johnny Cash, Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Bright Eyes, and Depeche Mode.
"I am so pleased to have Akiko joining our worldwide Cut+Run family," said Rana Martin, Executive Producer of Cut + Run NY. "Akiko's work ethic, artist's approach and unprecedented style are a perfect combination. She loves to edit and it shows."
Over the years, Akiko has collaborated closely with such groundbreaking directors as Patrick Daughters, Marco Brambilla, Chris Milk, Mehdi Norowzian, Chris Nelson, Stephanie Sednaoui, Anna Gaskell and the late Nagi Noda on inventive and thought-provoking projects for advertising, film and art exhibitions.
The daughter of theater actors, Akiko studied cinema at NYU. Her editing approach combines a passion for art and problem solving with a joyous appreciation for visual art.
"I joined Cut + Run because I am inspired by the group of top-notch talent who are fun people to work with," explained Akiko. "The collaborative spirit and enthusiasm for both editing and visual art makes it an ideal place to call home."