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A JAPANESE BOY WHO DRAWS

byKawajiri Masanao
20 minutes|Animation |2018| Japan

An experimental animation/mocumentary depicting the life of a man who dreams to be a comic writer, told alongside the imagery that develops with him.

The film won the following awards– Japan Competition Audience Award, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2019 (Japan); Second Prize, Gemstone Award, Pia Film Festival 2018, Japan;  Grand Prix, Odawara Film Festival 2018, Japan; Grand Prix, Shimokitawaza Film Festival 2018,Japan, Grand Prix, TOKYO tuki1 Film Festival 2018, Japan; and the Second Prize, Audience Award, Nasu Short Film Festival 2018, Japan.

Cast

UEHARA Takeshi, YAJIMA Yasumi, ABE Kenta, ISHII Keiko

Production Staff

Director/ScreenwriterMASANAOKawajiri
Character Designer for Shinji YOSHINORIMatsuoka
Character Designer for Masaru YOSHIKAWA Kenji

MASANAO KAWAJIRI

Masanao Kawajiri was born in Kagoshima in 1987. During his study at Osaka University of Arts, he was especially inspired by the animator Keiichi Hara, which led him into the world of animation. After working at an animation studio, he founded his own film production company that have worked on multiple projects such as “Summer of Nipponitesu,” and “Stella Women’s Academy, High School Division Class C3.”

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

Thank you very for this screening opportunity. The film portrays joy and sorrow of being a creator. I hope that the film could push you towards another creative work.

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