Children are ignorant of their parents, however, the opposite is also true. These are pretty wise saying from the past.
Taishi was born in Hyogo on April 7, 1980. Taishi belongs to the film production company Grand Master Company, where he is making films. He plans to complete a feature film by the end of the year, which is currently being written.
go west go east
This is an animation made by two colleagues in Kyoto. After deciding the motifs that Kyoto is famous for, they drew in relay and each shot the film, with director Maya Yonesho working on the editing. Looking at what was drawn for each, the differences in illustration style gives flavor to the attractions.
Maya was born in Hyogo prefecture and is a creator of hand-drawn experimental animations made to accompany words, music and landscapes. Traveling to various locations to create her animations in situ, her current" Daumenreise" series features 19 countries over her 29 films.
This red brick has been a part of the harbor mansion for 100 years, continuously watching changes in the harbor take place. From here it can see something square-shaped and sparkling, so, wanting to know what this is, one day it decides to sneak away from the wall.
"Yuichi has worked on the Mister Donut's "Pon de Lion" CM, Ken Hirai's "Kimi wa Tomodachi" （"You are my friend"） MV, and Shochiku's 100th Anniversary video "Norabittsu Minitsu", along with
numerous other projects. He is the representative creator of the Puchi Puchi anime "Nyakki!", celebrating its 17th anniversary this year."
There are two men are bound with rope in a garage. One man is blindfolded, the other man is gagged. The two try to escape, but there is an unexpected conclusion.
Born in 1978, Yuji has been working for a video production company since 2000.
Tetsuro, who runs a textile mill in Kiryu City that has existed for generations, has never left the town in which he was born. However, the night before his daughter's wedding, Tetsuro hears an unbelievable fact. From an unchanging aesthetic at the centre of his world he has been living in, a stubborn father takes a new step forward for his daughter's wedding.
Yuki graduated from Columbia College, Hollywood. His film "Triangulation Point" won the Audience Award and Jury Special Mention Award at SSFF 2004. At SSFF & ASIA 2009, Yuki won the Audience Award again with" Kakure-Oni-The Ogre of the Red Moon," and was rated highly by international film festivals. His feature movie debut was "Re:Play-Girls" in summer 2010.
This film depicts a false world that is forged according to the nature and the beauty that humans know. Born of the words crystallized in the meaningless poem "LI.LI.TA.AL", it is a ritual that sends us back to a former place.
Akihito is a filmmaker who has been making interactive films at Studio Mangosteen since 1996, whilst also showing films via installations. As of 2005, he began creating animations." LI.LI.TA.AL" is his fifth animation work.
After fifteen years abroad, a son returns to his childhood home in Tokyo, where he finds his mother's lifeless body. Lost in a landscape of memories, he is approached by his mother, who he spends the day with one last time.
"Atsuko was born in Nagano. She majored in Theatre at San Francisco State University, later studying filmmaking at New York University Tisch School of the Arts Asia. Her graduation film "Oh Lucy!" was winner of the school screen writing contest, and she
was awarded a filmmaking grant. She currently lives in Singapore."
Two high schoolers hang out at an abandoned building. They hear a sound from the back, and one enters the dark room. There is something mysterious lurking, and they lose their heart. As for the young boy and sister that dropped in at the site...
Born in Fukuoka prefecture in 1985, Toshiko enrolled in the Film School of Tokyo in 2006. In 2009, she graduated from the Department of Crafts in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts, later completing a course in the Department of Animation at their Graduate School of Film and Media in 2011.
Old Man and the Sea
Simply rippling in the distance, the sea has no reply. Stunned and at a point amidst the blue expanse, the old man thinks.
Shunsaku was born in Osaka in 1992, but now lives in London. In 2007, he won the Encouragement Prize at the Agency of Cultural Affairs' Japan Media Arts Festival. From 2006 until 2011, whilst in Osaka, he held five exhibitions in Tokyo. In 2011, his short film was nominated at Krakow Film Festival.
The One-Page Resume
The first time I wrote a resume I was the second grade of high school. The one that said let's find a part time job was Yumi. Yumi and her resume, Yumi and I. Even now I that summer's day I won't forget is a memory. "Born in 1978,
Asako won the Sundance NHK International Filmmakers Award in 2003 with her film "SEESAW". In 2010 she made her feature film debut with "Morisaki Shoten no Hibi"(Morisaki
Bookstore Days), and her second feature ""Forgotten Dreams"" was released in 2011."
An unemployed young man finds a mysterious part-time job. He is taken along by his employer feigning innocence, and the site they arrive at is an idyllic mountain. But what is the spectacle that the young man sees there..?
Shohei has been a nominee in the SSFF & ASIA Japan Competition for two consecutive years. "bonz", the first film he directed, was selected for Nippon Connection (Germany) and Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands).
There is a grandfather and a grandmother. The elderly woman dies. Upset, the elderly man vows that he will find his wife again. With this, his death is the beginning of a long journey to search for her.
Takeshi was born in Nagasaki in 1982. He majored in film at the Art Center College of Design. In 2011, he was selected for the Adfest Fabulous Four New Director Award. He is currently carrying out activities as a director at Aoi Advertising Promotion Inc.
"Alien Ika-R vs Hakodate city" Episode 5, Hakodate city promotion film
Koichi Hiyama (NEKONOTE-DO)
This film is the fifth tourism CM that featured on Hakadote City's YouTube account, with the first one released in December 2008. The 13 spin-off films have had over 1.5 million views to date (April 2012). The message: "Hakadote is in a pinch! Come quick and visit!"
Koichi was born in 1963. He is the president of NEKONOTE-DO. Mainly relating to toys, he is involved with the creation of various designs and modeling, and works on films that make use of CG.