With great care, curiosity and understanding towards the subject matter, I strive to achieve the best effective and creative way of delivering visual storytelling uniquely and patiently developed for each project.

Hisayo Kushida is a New York based English/Japanese language speaking film editor for more than 15 years.

Her documentary film editing career took off from the multiple award winning feature documentary, The Great Happiness Space - Tale of an Osaka Love Thief - directed by Jake Clennell. The film garnered Best Documentary Feature award in Edinburgh International Film Festival and nominations for IDA Award, IFP Gotham Award and The British Independent Film Award. Hisayo edited one of the acclaimed HBO short documentary series, East of Main Street: Apl.de.Ap, directed by Jon Yi in honoring Asian American Heritage. She won the New York Emmy Awards in 2010 through editing the documentary series Doing Business in China featuring James Fallows, presented by The Atlantic.

Her most recent feature documentary editing work, Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA directed by Stephen Schible was premiered in Venice International Film Festival, and had successful theatrical releases domestically and internationally.