Alesia Toyoko Glidewell is a film, branded content and new media series director. Being Japanese-Brazilian American and living in the Middle East and Latin America during her youth has given her work a uniquely global sensibility.
She’s developed, series-directed and pilot-directed dozens of original branded series for Studio71 and the Latino media company Mitu. This includes brands such as Major League Baseball, Estée Lauder Corp and Honda. Her work spans from scripted action shows to unscripted, competition style formats.
Alesia developed non-branded new media series and films for Sony Music’s Astronauts Wanted — where she spearheaded the 2016 Streamy winning feature documentary “A Trip to Unicorn Island” about the life of Canadian YouTube star Lilly Singh. Alesia’s first feature, an ensemble music based drama, “Look at Me” is available on Amazon Prime.
Alesia is also an entrepreneur and Co-Founded the 3D printed action figure company “You Kick Ass,” appearing on Shark Tank in 2015. Her greatest passions outside of film and storytelling are backpacking and advances in science, tech & entertainment.www.aglidewell.com