Short Heart-warming Film
OUR HEARTS! OUR HOMETOWN!!
Issey Kuniya works at a major Tokyo advertising agency. Both his clients and superiors depend highly upon him and his future success is greatly anticipated. Seemingly, Issey leads an ideal life. Then one day, a phone call leads him to visit his hometown over the customary Japanese summer holidays...
Born in Tokushima. Went to university in Tokyo and upon graduating was lucky enough to find a job at a major advertising agency, which had been his dream since being a student. Issey leads a problem-free life, but approaching 30, he begins to reflect on his work and personal life thinking about whether or not it is right for him.
STARRING Tomohiko Ichihara
Born in Tokushima in 1985. Tomohiko has appeared in many movies, stage productions and has been featured in commercials as well. His acting skills were given high praise in one of those commercials, for pawnshop chain “Shichiko Zeniya Honten”, which won the grand prix in the 2012 Asia Pacific Advertising Festival’s (AdFest) film category. Tomohiko’s ties to his hometown are being featured in his special appearance as the star of this film.
Born in Tokushima, Shota has a twin brother, Ryota and is Issey’s best friend. Shota and Issey have been best friends since living in Tokushima and remained so while in Tokyo at university. Shota came back to Tokushima upon graduating and finding a job there. Shota is the kind of man who can’t be stopped once he gets his mind set on something. This time he seems to have big plans!
Shota Kiyomoto as "Shota Yoneda"
Born in Tokushima, Ryota is Shota’s twin brother. Ryota is genial and always has a smile on his face. Ryota has his own, unique way about him and has a tendency to surprise others, but that’s just part of him being him.
Ryota Kiyomoto as "Ryota Yoneda"
Born in Kyoto, Yuki is taking time off from university on a soul-searching journey. Yuki was a junior of Shota’s at university. He has a passion for two things...eating and bodybuilding. Due to his habit of doing the unexpected, he can be a bit of a handful, but is just one of those loveable guys.
Yuki Furuya as "Yuki Shimizu"
Date： Sunday, May 28th, 2017
Time： Doors open at 13:30, film starts at 14:00 followed by a talk show
Location： Bunka-no- mori Tokushima Prefectural 21st Century Cultural Information Center Event Hall
〒770-8070 Mukoterayama, Hachiman-cho Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture
Date： Sunday, July 9th, 2017
Time： Doors open at 14:30, film starts at 15:00 followed by a talk show
〒150-0044 Kinohaus 2F, 1-5 Maruyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
The following movie related merchandise will be on sale at the screenings:
A poster signed by the star of the film, Tomohiko Ichihara.
An original tote bag made of the same indigo denim used for the overalls seen in the film. This tote bag has the movie’s logo embroidered on it.
A set of 3 bags of rice harvested from the three location sites used in filming the movie.
There will be other interesting items for sale as well!
WRITTEN, DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY Shota Kiyomoto
Born in 1986, Shota has a twin brother. He went to university in Tokyo, but returned to his hometown of Tokushima after graduation. Using photographs taken on both domestic and international journeys, Shota produced a photo exhibition. He later wrote, directed and produced his first short film “¿REALITY?” and then a second one, “Fantasme”. He screened both films in Tokushima and Tokyo. Now he has used his hometown of Tokushima as the setting of his latest short film, a heart-warming comedy.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Masashi Yoshinaga
CAMERA Yosuke Nita
ASSISTANT CAMERA Kazuki Tada
BEHIND THE SCENES CAMERA Reo Okada
GAFFER Rintaro Sano
BEST BOY Sho Hayashi
RECORDING ENGINEER Hiromichi Suzue
ASSISTANT RECORDING ENGINEER Kazufumi Sato
HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST Toru Takeuchi (entowa)
HAIR & MAKEUP ADVISER Masayo Sasaki (Kototoki)
COSTUME DESIGNER Kenji Okahisa (Re:mited made)
PRODUCTION DESIGNER Hiroyuki Kiyomoto
EDITING Shota Kiyomoto, Kousuke Nakazato
SOUND ENGINEER Low-he (K-Z-N)
SUBTITLES BY Howard Berk
PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS & WEBSITE DESIGN Yohei Hashimoto (Match Design Office)
CAST PROVIDED BY Tambourine Artists
FILMED IN COOPERATION WITH
Takahiko Kawata, SWEETS WAGEN
Toshiaki Sawada, Environment and Town Planning Ltd. , representative director
Shinya Abe, Kamikatsu-cho Community Reactivating Cooperator Squad
Akemi Ishimoto, Kaiyo-cho Kuo Terraced Rice Paddies
Okonomiyaki shop "New Hakuba"
Ryozen-ji, Temple 1 of the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage
Naruto Sightseeing Steamship Co.
Kouichiro Yoshino, Kanto student troupe
RISE & WIN Brewing Co. BBQ & General Store
EMILE Culture & multi-space
Eneos Nakagawa service station
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Anan City, Tokushima Prefecture Policy Planning Division
Shinichiro Somei, Tambourine STAGE
Hiroto Ueta, ALIVE LAB
Hideki Ueta, Kaiyo-cho town hall
Thank you to all those in Tokushima and Tokyo for your cooperation
Copyright SHOTA KIYOMOTO. All Rights Reserved.