Interview with Film Director Yosuke Fujita – Latest Movie Fuku-chan of FukuFuku Flats

Interview and photo by Mike Sullivan. Today your movie Fuku-chan of FukuFuku Flats will be showing at the Raindance Film Festival, previously you directed Fine, Totally Fine – was this your first movie? Yes, that is correct. Although that was my first commercial movie, before that I had made a number of independent movies. I […]

Interview with Junichi Kajioka – Actor, Director, and Writer

Interview by Mike Sullivan Please introduce yourself and your background. I’m a London-based Japanese writer, director and actor. I’ve lived and acted in Tokyo, Beijing, London and now I’m trying to apply my creativity in India. I’ve just finished my first directorial short film called “IMPHAL 1944” and I am writing the script for a […]

Interview with Akira Nagai – CM and Film Director

By Mike Sullivan. Translation by Saneyuki Owada We interviewed film director Akira Nagai, who recently made his first film ‘Judge!’, at the Terracotta Far East Film Festival 2014 in London. He normally directs advertisements, known in Japan as CMs and his work has included ‘TOYOTOWN,’ ‘GREEN DAKARA’ and more in Japan. The movie ‘Judge!’ is […]

Interview with Takeshi Fukunaga – US based up and coming Film Director

By Mike Sullivan Please tell us about where you are from in Japan. I was born and raised in a town called, Date-Shi, in Hokkaido, Japan. How did you get into filmmaking? To simply put, it comes down to the Stanley Kubrick’s movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey. It blew my mind when I saw it […]

Terracotta Far East Asian Film Festival Press Event, London

By Mike Sullivan The Terracotta Far East Film Festival has been running for five years in London, UK and it is an increasingly big event, I was lucky enough this year to get invited to the press event and see a preview of the movies and events that will take place later in May. It […]