Trent Nakamura is a Director & Producer based in Los Angeles, California. He is currently directing a short film entitled LIFE AFTER, following Mimi Pascal after she finds out she was just killed by her lesbian soulmate. He recently joined Film Independent’s PROJECT INVOLVE as a Producer Fellow and is currently working with Film Independent as the Materials and Panels Coordinator for the 2022 Sloan Film Summit. He previously produced SHOW ME YOURS & NOVENA & hosted 4 episodes of THE QUEER CINEMA SHOW.

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, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, and Visual Communications. Trent wants to create a more diverse industry by empowering Asian American and LGBTQ+ artists to find their voice.