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 JFFLA!

We’re still not done, yet!!

We are proud to announce that our award winning short film, American Hikikomori, will be playing in the Japan Film Festival Los Angeles (JFFLA) at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) in historic Little Tokyo!

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Mark your calendars:

Japan Film Festival LA
September 26, 2015
Starting at 5pm
@
JACCC
244 S San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-2725

Come out for the film stay for the local culture and food. We hope to see you there!

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Our first International Award!!

Still from the short film, American Hikikomori
Still from the short film, American Hikikomori

So… I was going through my email and hadn’t realized our film won it’s first international award… in JAKARTA, INDONESIA… at the World Film Awards Film Festival!

American Hikikomori won the Golden World Award in the International Film category. The award winning film is screening Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 1:03pm if you’re in the country! http://ow.ly/Oh8Ta

Also…,

Our film, American Hikikomori, is finally making its Los Angeles debut at the Indie Night Film Festival!!

From the venue…

Indie Night now has a new location. We’ve been at the TCL Chinese Theater for about a year and wanted to have our very own home! ***Please notify your cast, crew, and guests and also note the new time is 3:00p-7:00p***

Downtown Independent Cinema
251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Saturdays 3:00pm-7:00pm

There is no cover for the event but there is a 2 item minimum at the door. This includes either 1 Non-alcoholic beverage and 1 popcorn for $14 OR 1 Alcoholic beverage and 1 popcorn for $18.

“See you at the movies!”

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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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China Town in Yokohama, Japan

One of our favorite places.

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Taken right after the new year…

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Yokosuka Bay Sunrise

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Somewhere in Kamakura…

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