Miao Pu studied at the Beijing Film Academy and is also a pilot. She starred in Phoenix in 2006 and Cherries is Miao Pu’s second feature film.
Akie Namiki was born in 1978 at Saitama prefecture and has been acting since she was a teenager. She had a leading role in Aruasa Soup Wa, which won the grand prix at the Pia Film Festival 2004 in Tokyo and in 2006 she featured in Hanauta Dorobo. In 2007, Akie played a young teacher suffering with mental illness in the film 14 Years Old.
The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.