FIRST TOHOKU RESPONSE: EMOTIONAL, POWERFUL, UPLIFTING, THANKFUL
POPULAR ACTRESS, TAMIYO KUSAKARI SUPPORTS THIS STORY WITH HER JAPANESE NARRATION
In December, we had by invitation sneak previews in both Tokyo and Tohoku.
Many Tohoku people attended the special screening in Tokyo.
Audience response was emotional, powerful, and uplifting. By the end of the film, the crowd began singing the Japanese song, "Furusato".
December 2, 2015 Tokyo at the Canadian Embassy, the screening supported by the Canadian Embassy
December 4, 2015 Sendai, Miyage, Tohoku, at the Mediateque theatre, supported by Canada Wood, Japan.
Popular Japanese actress, TAMIYO KUSAKARI (from the award-winning movie 'Shall We Dance') offered to do the Japanese narration.
Her talent, feelings and voice add another remarkable layer of emotion to this film.
AFTER over four and a half years in production, December 10, we locked the picture. From now until mid-January, 2016 we will be in final post-production doing color conform and sound mix.
WE HAVE BEEN SUPPORTED BY MANY
The complete list is found under Recent projects: Tohoku no Shingetsu
Everyone has a dream or a memory that they cannot let go of. This is a film about the human dreams and memories that fill Tohoku...reflecting their 2011 tragic losses, their deep history and culture...through their personal experiences.
THE 4 1/2 year journey together:
with 'crowd funding' support, after over two and a half years of filming in Tohoku, headed by award winning Canadian Nikkei filmmaker, Linda Ohama and 2 added years of post-production editing, sound and music work....completion will be mid-January, 2016.