Mixtape Club  presents

The Snow Girl

Newly arrived from Japan, Yuki confronts a group of bullies and discovers a secret about her father's past – and herself.

Exclusive Premiere on Vice's The Creator's Project

About the Film

Inspired by our shared fascination with myths and stories, Mixtape Club teamed up with New York Times-bestselling author Adam Gidwitz to bring to life an enduring Japanese folk tale in a present-day setting. The film’s graphic style was designed by New Yorker illustrator R Kikuo Johnson.


Director Mixtape Club Executive Producers Chris Lenox Smith, Jesse Casey Producer John Holt Assistant Producer Eddy Vallante Screenplay Adam Gidwitz Story Adam Gidwitz, Chris Lenox Smith, Jesse Casey Cast Yuki - Amy Cao, Snow Lady - Katherine Scipioni, Father - Sam Black, Andy - Dominic Coniglio, Jimmy - Jacob Safian, Teddy - Dylan Frankel Lead Storyboard Artist Mary Varn Storyboard Artists Blake Patrick, Keith Vincent, Dana Wulfekotte Original Illustrations R Kikuo Johnson Lead Designer Keith Vincent Designers Erin Kilkenny, Max Millermaier Editor Sean Moller Animators Efrain Cintron, Casey Drogin, Andy Kennedy, Julien Koetsch, Sean McBride, Max Millermaier, Sean Moller, Stephen Moverley, Keith Vincent, Blake Patrick, Adam Sacks, Whitney Theis, Mary Varn, Dana Wulfekotte Compositors Arthur Hur, Jesse Casey, Chris Lenox Smith Sound Design Parker Silzer IV, John Parthum Sound Mix John Parthum, Parker Silzer IV, Chris Lenox Smith Music Mixtape Club

About the Creators

Mixtape Club is the directing team of Chris Lenox Smith and Jesse Casey. Outside of our short films, we work with a range of brands and artists, including Google, HBO, ESPN, Spotify, Primus, and They Might Be Giants, to create memorable videos that tell a story.

Adam Gidwitz is the bestselling children’s book author of A Tale Dark and Grimm, The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi and, most recently, The Inquisitor's Tale, which was a Newbery Honor 2017 recipient and named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and others.

R Kikuo Johnson began his career in cartooning and illustration with the release of his debut graphic novel, Night Fisher, in 2005. His drawings regularly appear in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and other major publications. His illustrations can be seen on book covers, product packaging, ad campaigns, animated films and in galleries around the world. He divides his time between drawing in Brooklyn, New York and teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design.