GUEST

GUEST

Jeffrey Chan

Jeffrey Chan〔"The Taking of Tiger Mountain" Executive Producer〕

Jeffrey is currently the COO and a board member of Bona Film Group. He also co-founded with Nansun Shi, a veteran producer of Asian pictures, the international sales agent, Distribution Workshop, now a Hong Kong-based joint-venture subsidiary of Bona. In his capacity of COO for Bona, Jeffrey executive-produced and produced some 30 films including "The Taking of Tiger Mountain", "the Overheard trilogy", "The Man from Macau 1 & 2", "The White Storm", "Unbeatable", "My Lucky Star", "The Last Tycoon", "A Simple Life", "The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate", "The Sorcerer & the White Snake" and others. Jeffrey is also the executive producer of In the Room, the latest film by the Singaporean auteur, Eric Khoo, which was premiered in the Toronto International Film Festival and subsequently showcased in San Sebastian, Busan and BFI London Film Festivals this year.

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Kazuaki Kiriya〔Director〕

A graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York, KAZUAKI KIRIYA (Director) first burst into the Japanese spotlight as a photographer. By the turn of the millennium he was bringing his work to life in a series of music videos for some of the most well-known artists in Japan. In 2004 Kiriya made his motion picture debut with “Casshern”, a live-action science fiction film, which he adapted from Yoshida Tatsuo’s animation. In 2009, Kiriya followed the national success of “Casshern” with “Goemon”, a Japanese historical fantasy film which he also penned.

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Keiko Iiboshi 〔Historica navigator, Writer and TV personality〕

Born in Osaka in 1963. Keiko Iiboshi is active not only as a TV personality, but also as an author who has a serial publication in newspapers and magazines. She is well known as a fan of Japanese football team Hanshin Tigers. She has a wide range of interests and hobbies, and is well informed of figure skating, Kabuki plays, traditional Japanese comedic story telling Rakugo and film industry. As a huge fan of Kung Fu/Wuxia movies, she has been appointed as the navigator of the 7th Kyoto HISTORICA International Film Festival in order to convey the appeal of period films through events and talk shows.

飯星景子

Keiko Iiboshi 〔Historica navigator, Writer and TV personality〕

Born in Osaka in 1963. Keiko Iiboshi is active not only as a TV personality, but also as an author who has a serial publication in newspapers and magazines. She is well known as a fan of Japanese football team Hanshin Tigers. She has a wide range of interests and hobbies, and is well informed of figure skating, Kabuki plays, traditional Japanese comedic story telling Rakugo and film industry. As a huge fan of Kung Fu/Wuxia movies, she has been appointed as the navigator of the 7th Kyoto HISTORICA International Film Festival in order to convey the appeal of period films through events and talk shows.

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Milkman Saito〔Film Critic〕

Born in Kyoto Prefecture in 1963. Milkman SAITO is a leading film critic who reevaluate Japanese Modernist filmmakers who were active in 1950s and 60s, including Kon Ichikawa, Ko Nakahira, Yasuzo Masumura, Tadashi Sawashima and Seijun Suzuki. As well as contributing articles, he participates in many talk show.

DEAN FUJIOKA

DEAN FUJIOKA 〔Actor〕

Born in Japan. He learns language from his father, and music from his mother. After graduating from high school, he leaves to America and is greatly stimulated in a multicultural environment. After finishing college he travels across Asia capturing his experiences with different ethnic groups, cultures and languages, as poems and photography. He starts his career as a model after traveling to Hong Kong. After raising much attention, he pursues a career in acting starting with the main role in "The August Story". He then moves his base from Hong Kong to Taiwan. His acting in film, television and commercials is credited, and is appreciated as a new hope of Chinese entertainment.

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Alexander Glehr〔"Therapy for a Vampire" Producer〕

Born in 1980. Alexander is currently the Producer and co-owner of Austria-based Production Company, NOVOTNY & NOVOTNY FILMPRODUCTION GMBH. They produce features and documentaries successfully and have been awarded several times including "Jew Suss – Rise and Fall" (Director: Oskar Roehler, Festivals: Berlinale 2010 in competition) and "Sick Fuck People" (Director: Juri Rechinsky, Festivals: Toronto Hot Docs Festival, Sarajevo Film festival, Rain Dance, Docs DF and many others). In 2009, Alexander was chosen an aspiring European producer by European Film Promotion to participate in PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE in Cannes. Since 2015, Alexander is the President of Association of Austrian Film Producers. He is also the Producer of upcoming Feature film, "Egon Schiele" which is about popular Austrian Painter, Egon Schiele.

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Isshin Inudo 〔Film/Commercial Director〕

He starts filmmaking as a high schooler and makes his feature film debut with "Futari ga Shabette Iru" ('97). He creates popular films including "Across a Gold Prairie" ('99), "Josee, the Tiger and the Fish" ('03), "House of Himiko" ('05), "Touch" ('05), "Yellow Tears" ('07), "Bizan" ('07) and "Gou Gou the Cat" ('08). "Zero Focus" ('09) is awarded for best film, best director and best actress at the Japan Academy Prize. He then directs "Miracle: Devil Claus' Love and Magic" ('14), WOWOW "Television series Gou Gou the Cat" ('14), WOWOW "Television series Yume wo ataeru" ('15).

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Akitaro Daichi〔Animation Director〕

An animation director who is good at both over the top gags and delicate stories. Directed animations include "Nurse Angel Ririka SOS", "Kodocha", "Sexy Commando Gaien: Sugoi yo!! Masaru-san", "Ojarumaru", "Jubei-chan: Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch", "Animation Runner Kuromi", "Fruits Basket", "Makasete Iruka!", "Gag Manga Biyori", "Bokura ga Ita", and more. He also works in fields apart from animation, and wrote and directed the theatrical plays "Kaze Makase Keyaki Juyotsu" and "Kodomo no Omocha". Born on 13th January 1956 in Takasaki city of Gunma prefecture. His official webpage is "Daichi Akitaro Web"

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Ryuji Shinagawa〔Actor〕

Born in Yamanashi prefecture. He was chosen as Mister Nippon while in university, and enters Daiei to later become popular with handsome roles such as Suke-san in "Mito Komon Manyuki". In 1960 he moves to Toei and furthers his possibilities as a period film actor with roles such as Mori's Ishimatsu in the series "Jirocho Kessouki". In 1967 he switches his main work to television, with "Suronin Tsukikage Hyogo" where he shows his comical communication with Jyushiro Konoe and becomes popular amongst the audience. At the present, he also writes lyrics aside from acting.

Motomu Furuta

Motomu Furuta〔Scenario Writer〕

Born in 1947, Saga prefecture. Graduated from the Junior High School of Saga University's Faculty of Culture and Education, and Kokugakuin University. Masato Ide is his much respected professor. After pursuing his career as assistant director, he makes his debut as scenario writer with "Dynamite Don-Don" ('78). He wins Mainichi Films Concours' scenario award with "Suspicion" ('82), and best scenario award for Japan Academy awards with "Chuushingura Gaiden Yotsuya Kaidan" ('94). He also writes many scenarios for television, and has won the recommendation for the Galaxy Awards with the television series "When the Last Sword is Drawn" ('02).

Mitsugu Kato

Mitsugu Kato〔Producer〕

Born in Akita on May 27th in 1947. He enters Toei Company in 1970. He resigned from the director position in June, 2012 and now took office as a producer. Period films produced by Kato include, "Zenigataheiji" ('91~'98, Fuji TV), "Chushingura" ('96, Fuji TV), "Kozure Okami" ('02~'04, TV Asahi) and more.

Koichi Moriyama

Koichi Moriyama〔"Hissatsu Shigotonin 2015" Producer〕

Born in 1955, Kyoto city. Graduates from Kyoto University in 1978. Enters Asahi Broadcasting Corporation the same year. His main titles include "Love Attack!", "Bucho Keiji", "Shinmai.", "Knight in Knight (Tue): Occhan vs Gal", "Kyoto Satsujin Annai" (Makoto Fujita), "Tensai Keiji Noro Bonroku" (Isao Hashizume), "Keiji Goroshi" (Toru Nakamura), "Anatani 10 oku yen sashiagemasu satsujin jiken" ('96), "Kaze wo Ute" ('97), "Shinshitu Saidou" ('98), "Maruhi Hissatsu Gendaiban Mondo no Shison ga Kyoto ni Arawareta" ('82), "Hissatsu Shigotonin" ('07~'10, '13~'15), "Sakura 2 go", "Gakumon no Susume", "Hatsukoi net.com", "Gen-ei", "Hunter Code", "Armchair Detective" series ('99~'08).

Shigeru Ishihara

Shigeru Ishihara〔Director/Cameraman〕

Born in 1940, Kyoto. Studied at the Cinema Department of the College of Art, Nihon University. He then returns to Kyoto to enter the Kyoto Film Studios. He takes part in many shoots as assistant to cameraman. He makes his debut as cameraman with "Ka-chan Kekkon Shiroyo" ('64, Asahi Broadcasting). He then takes part in many productions as DOP, and is highly appraised for the "Hissatsu" series where he participated from the first production as cameraman, for his unique high-contrast picture. While pairing up with many great directors he builds up the world of the "Hissatsu" series. In 1990 he starts to take up his directing career as a priority.

Yaeko Nozaki

Yaeko Nozaki〔Script Supervisor〕

She pursues he career as script supervisor since 1968 at Toei Kyoto Television Productions, Shochiku Kyoto Films, Eizo Kyoto and Toei Kyoto Film Studios. She has been greatly trusted by many directors and actors for her friendly character. As she is also known for her enthusiasm in caring for her juniors, and has helped many new scriptors, she is somewhat of a specialty of Uzumasa, loved by those even from other departments. Main productions include "Kamen no Ninja Akakage", "Suronin Hanayama Daikichi", "Kogarashi Monjiro", "Zatoichi Monogatari", "Momotaro Samurai", "Kyoto Satsujin Annai", "Hissatsu Shigotonin IV", "Kumokiri Nizaemon".

Yuuji Kojima

Yuuji Kojima〔Producer〕

Born in 1959, Tokyo city. He enters Toei Company in 1984 and is assigned to the television department. He produces his first drama series for TBS, "Oei-chan's Ukiyo-e Diary" in 1986. He then produces various programs including period plays, detective dramas, and children's shows.Period films produced by Kojima include, "Shinsengumi", "Oedo Torimono Nikki: Teru-hime Shichihenge", "Tonosama Fuuraibo: Kakuretabi", "Shogun no Onmitsu! Kage Juhachi", "Kaitou! Yumi Ichiza Shichihenge", "Yojinbo Jitsugetsushou" (TV Asahi, starring Nenji Kobayashi, Akira Terao), "Onmitsu Bugyo Asahina", "Abarenbo Shogun 10~12", "Hacchobori no Shichinin", "Taikoki: The Story of Hideyoshi", "Suronin Tukikage Hyogo". In 2009 he moves to Toei Television Productions, and is currently the senior managing director and head of production.


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