Emmy Award-Winning Producer/Director Tani Ikeda won the 2017 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Travel & Adventure Program for the series, WONDER WOMEN. She is Executive Producer/Director of the Black Lives Matter YouTube Original series "RESIST" and 2022 winner for "Best Immersive Project" at the Tribeca X Awards for the mixed reality series "EMERGING RADIANCE."
Originally from Seattle, Tani resides in Los Angeles where she produces and directs for IMMEDIATE JUSTICE PRODUCTIONS, a production company and nonprofit that delivers high-end content and mentorship opportunities for young women of color storytellers. IMMEDIATE JUSTICE PRODUCTIONS has provided mentoring opportunities to over 20,000 teenage girls and non-binary youth in the U.S., China, Uganda, and India.
Tani is a Sundance Fellow and Film Independent's Project Involve fellow as well as a SFFILM Kenneth Rainin Foundation Grantee. She's lectured at USC Film School, Pomona College, CalArts, The University of Utah, University of Oregon and served as Stanford's Artist-In-Residence Fall 2018. Tani received her Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.
Seeds of My Mother's Dreams, a history of the renegade artists and activists of the Japanese diaspora who resisted the 1942 incarceration of Japanese Americans, fought for reparations from the U.S. government in the 1960’s, and are protesting today's U.S. detention centers.