OUR HEARTS! OUR HOMETOWN!! English - Shota Kiyomoto

Short Heart-warming Film

OUR HEARTS! OUR HOMETOWN!!


TRAILER


STORY

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...



CAST

Issey Kuniya

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.

Shota Yoneda

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"

Ryota 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"

Yuki Shimizu

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"


SCREENING

Tokushima screening

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

Free admission


Tokyo screening

Date: Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Time: Doors open at 14:30, film starts at 15:00 followed by a talk show

Location: EuroLive

〒150-0044 Kinohaus 2F, 1-5 Maruyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Free admission


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!



CREW

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

Monkfish

Takahiko Kawata, SWEETS WAGEN

Kazumi Mine

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.

Yakko troupe

Hachisuka troupe

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

Howard Berk

Rika Ueta

Yoshinori Kashiwagi

Takahiro Aihara

Mei Miyamoto

Thank you to all those in Tokushima and Tokyo for your cooperation



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