Born in Kanagawa in 1985. Yamada founded the Logic Theatre Company and cultivated a unique method of performance. She directed her debut short film Night Flight in 2016. Her second short film Shinjuku Girl won awards at many film festivals. She is active in screenwriting, stage production, and video direction, and was on the screenplay team of the Netflix drama The Naked Director (2019). Life: Untitled is her feature directorial debut.