Want to be #happy? Be #grateful

The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.

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American Hikikomori is in the 2016 Asians on Film Festival!

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American Hikikomori, has been selected for screening at the 2016 Asians on Film Festival taking place March 1013 at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.

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The venue and theater are amazing! The screening schedule, festival events, and details can be found on our Facebook page.

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We hope you are able to attend.

Congrats to Ms. Akiko Shima and Naoyuki Ikeda for their Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor nominations! We are very proud of you.

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D4D Darious’ Story Structure Tips

I like to share stuff I find entertaining and useful.

Story structure is essential in the traditional cinematic storytelling process and I’ve never seen anyone break it down like, Darious Britt

His tips are great, too.

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American Hikikomori @ the Culver City Film Festival

American Hikikomori is an official selection of the Culver City Film Festival!

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It will screen as part of the festival’s short block. You can get more info about the festival at: http://ow.ly/Vj14r

Come out and see our short film for FREE!!

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American Hikikomori is in the NEW HAVEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!

Great news!

American Hikikomori is an OFFICIAL SELECTION of the NEW HAVEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!

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Our short film will play as part of the “Shorts Internationale – 12 Non-Discriminating Shorts For Discriminating Tastes” program. Please share the great news and go check out the festival if you’re in the neighborhood.

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We are grateful and proud to have another opportunity to share our story.

I am truly grateful.

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American Hikikomori is in FilmFest52!

Great news, east coasters!! I am proud to announce, “American Hikikomori has been selected to screen at FilmFest52 at The Bethel Cinema in Bethel, CT at 7:00pm on Wednesday, October 7th.” Please go check it out if you’re in town or close by.

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We are honored and grateful.

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American Hikikomori @ Japan Film Festival Los Angeles (JFFLA)

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American Hikikomori won 1st prize (or audience choice) for the submissions screenings at JFFLA!! We are grateful for the opportunity to tell our story and meet other filmmakers.

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A very big, “ありがとうございました!” to the Japan Film Festival Los Angeles for showcasing our film.

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I’d also like thank all of our friends who came out to support us at the screening! I am honored and grateful for your support. It really means a lot.

In the meantime, stay tuned for more updates on future festival screenings and progress on our next film!

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“Tunnel of Love” director Akiyoshi Imazeki with “American Hikikomori” Producer Kana Watanabe, Director Landis Stokes, and Actress Akiko Shima

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