Atsuko Hirayanagi

Atsuko Hirayanagi was born in Nagano and raised in Chiba, Japan. She is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of The Arts with an MFA in Film Production. Her second year project, MO IKKAI, won the Grand Prix at the 2012 Short Shorts Film Festival in Asia. Her thesis short film, OH LUCY! , received a First Prize Wasserman Award and also won more than 35 awards around the globe, including prizes at Cannes, Sundance and Toronto film festivals. The feature-length version of OH LUCY!, Hirayanagi’s debut, premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival in the Critics Week section and is executive- produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.