Trent Nakamura is a Director & Producer based in Los Angeles, California. He is currently producing a short film entitled NOVENA, following two estranged high school best friends, Manuel and Eduardo, who reunite at the rosario, or ‘Novena‘ ceremony for Manny’s recently deceased mother. He previously produced SHOW ME YOURS, is currently hosting THE QUEER CINEMA SHOW, and is working at the International Documentary Association as the Awards Campaign & Strategic Partnerships Manager.
In 2016, Trent premiered his short film IT’S A BOY at Outfest Los Angeles through Outset: The Young Filmmakers Program. IT’S A BOY went on to win the Audience Award at the OUT HERE NOW: Kansas City LGBT Film Festival and was later acquired by ShortsTV. Since then he’s created content for various companies including the YMCA, Fineman Suarez Real Estate, and PrEP. He also directed two episodes of the web series, BAE’S WELCOME.
Trent graduated from Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television with a double major in Film and Television Production & Recording Arts. Trent has a passion for both filmmaking and film education. He has worked with numerous non-profit film related organizations including Outfest, Young Storytellers, AFI FEST, the International Documentary Association, and Visual Communications. Trent wants to create a more diverse industry by empowering Asian American and LGBTQ+ artists to find their voice.