Asians On Film Festival – Winter Quarter 2015 Winners!

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Actress, Akiko Shima

We are so proud to announce that our very own Akiko Shima has won the Best Supporting Actress category in the Asians on Film Festival – Winter Quarter 2015! This also means (via Festival Editor/Programmer Scott Eriksson) Akiko Shima is a nominee for her category for the Asians on Film Festival Awards in 2016!

From our website – Akiko Shima is a Japanese actress who is best known for “Letters from Iwo Jima” directed by Clint Eastwood.  She was born in Tokyo, Japan.  She has loved and studied acting since she was eight years old. After graduating from high school, Akiko began her professional career as a radio personality performing for the popular program, “The Punch, Punch, Punch” (2nd generation) of Nippon Hoso (Nippon Broadcasting.)  When she came to Los Angeles, she continued to work for Japanese Radio and TV stations including UTB as a broadcaster for over 20 years, and also worked for an English business channel program, Theater and voice-overs.  After she joined various actors’ unions, she has enjoyed working as an actress in America.  Her work in film includes “Letters from Iwo Jima”, “The 8th Samurai”, “Ghost Month”, “Usagi-san”, and “Masterless.”  She has also worked in TV commercials and numerous voice-overs.  Akiko is very grateful to have been able to work with the wonderful and talented director, cast, and crew of “American Hikikomori.”

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Actor, Naoyuki Ikeda

We’re also proud to announce that Naoyuki Ikeda also won an honorable mention for Best Supporting Actor!

From our website, Naoyuki Ikeda is a Japanese film actor and producer. Born and raised in Nagoya, Japan, Naoyuki graduated from Tsuru University in 1992. After spending 13 years teaching English in Japan, Naoyuki decided to move to LA to be a Hollywood film actor. He has been studying the Meisner Technique at Playhouse West since 2010. Past theatre roles include “Musical Gonza?Bokyono-Uta?”, “Shioawaseno Hakarikata”, and “Burai”. Past film credits include “Blue Dream”, “The Bitch That Cried Wolf”. Upcoming films include “Satanica”, “Hunter”, and “Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance”.

You can find the official announcements here.

Way to go Ms. Akiko and Naoyuki!

We are so excited and grateful to share our film!

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American Hikikomori is going to New York!!

Hi everyone,

If you are in Ithaca, NY on Wednesday, April 22nd stop by Ithaca College for the Ithaca Pan Asian Film Festival and check out our film, AMERICAN HIKIKOMORI!

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The festival is free and open to the public so check it out and watch some great films!

DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival

Also don’t forget, if you are in the DC/Baltimore area, April 18th stop by the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival and watch our film there!!

We are so excited and grateful to share our film!

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American Hikikomori gets its first festival laurel!!

American Hikikomori is an official selection of the 2015 15th Annual DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival!! http://www.apafilm.org

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American Hikikomori will be shown as part of the “Shorts Program: We Are The Choices We Make” starting at 6:00pm on Saturday April 18, 2015. The program will be held at US Navy Memorial Burke Theatre located at 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004

If you’re in the DC or Baltimore area head on over and check it out!

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