This is the trailer for a feature length documentary film which takes as its subject the artistic expression of chef Masayo Funakoshi. By bringing together director Hiroo Ninomiya, cinematographer Masato Indo, composer Takeo Toyama, and chef Masayo Funakoshi, this film rejects notions of “story” and “continuity” in favor of the individual expression of each person involved, becoming a compilation of time as [...]
In 2009 Typhoon Morakot struck the south end of Taiwan, taking the lives of 600 people. Eight years later we find the survivors of this disaster working on a plantation. Burdened by the sadness of loss, how do these workers reconcile the past, present, and future, and press on every day? Completed in 2018, the feature length documentary, Wasureru koto wo osorenai, is a compilation of these short vignettes. [...]
In an exercise of returning to the birthplace of the motorcycle in Europe, FASTER SONS is a redefining of Yamaha’s motorcycles. This is a collection of short commercial films that presents a comprehensive look at the fashion, customization, and traditions involved with motorcycles across the globe.
Yamaha Motors’ off-road bikes have a history of 47 years. This seven-part film series features re-edited found footage and testimony from the engineers who developed the products and technology that changed the off-road world as well as the legendary riders that embraced them.
This documentary features the third generation owner of Konbu Doi, Shigeyoshi Doi, as he travels through Kansai spreading the importance of food. Watch as a story about cooking is woven through conversations with a female vegetable shop owner, a French and Japanese married couple, an old woman living by herself, and young elementary school students. This film was made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of [...]
PATO LOL MAN is a two-piece band featuring Watanbe and Takeo Toyama who also handles music production on CHANCE MAKER’s most important films. This music video was shot completely improvised over the span of two days, and edited together to form a continuous 15 minute long film. This film has received much acclaim outside of Japan, particularly in Europe.