Shizue is an american director, who has lived and worked in asia, australia, the u.s., and is now based in europe. After graduating from U.C. Berkeley with a b.a. in architecture, She worked in japan, and then in an architecture design firm in san francisco and product design firm in germany. Her broad range of interests which first led her to architecture, finally led her to the ultimate: film! after a year of working in la in the film industry, she went on to study film in the us and germany, and graduated in 2000 from the "hochschule für fernsehen und film“ in munich. In 2000 shizue moved to vienna, where she is based, and has since been working as a commercial director. Both her ads and short films have been awarded at international festivals. Her individual approach and feminine sensibilities are expressed in images that are stylish and sensual, always capturing the moment.