Director Biography – Natsuya Uesugi DuBois
Natsuya Uesugi is a Fortune 500 Cybersecurity Anayst, UX Designer, Software Engineer and former White Hat Hacker as well as an Award-Winning Published Author and Indie Manga Artist with a BA degree in English, MBA in International Management, with an art school and music school background. With a certificate in Social Engineering, Natsuya writes articles and blogs on Net Neutrality, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Cyberbullying related to the profound impact of technology on society. Through writing and art they create to showcase and turn a spotlight on minority and intersectional characters in positions of power in an increasing complex technological landscape.
Of Mixed multi-cultural heritage, they see life through the lens of challenge, and systemic marginalization in a world where much needed dialogue is at times absent or coated in delicate Double Conscioussness-veiled “uncurious” artificial sweetener to dull the sting. Using their pen as an Intersexed Transgender QBIPoC minority with ADHD and Autism, their mission is to use their voice to bring visibility to those often silenced and point out critical threats and vulnerabilities pervasive in our collective security and technology infrastructure in a way everyone can understand. They focus on complex engaging stories showcasing intersectional diverse characters to encourage LGBT, non-gender conforming, differently-abled, and neuro-divergent young people to live their truth and dare to be their genuine selves. Through their multicultural lens, as a first-time filmmaker, Natsuya strives to create subtly provocative, diverse, real-world stories in realness and truth kicking up much needed dialogue at this unprecedented time to unify, heal and truly “Change the World.”