Director: Yoshifumi TSUBOTA
Born in Yokohama, ’75. BIG SPECTACLE, filmed while studying at Tama Art University, received Grand Prize at the Image Forum Festival ’00. He produced and directed the first feature film DAWN GRAY, supported by Image Forum in ’02. He has also a career working in the production design for several films. These days, he produces commercials, music videos, v-cinema (low budget and straight to video works), while he writes novels.

Filmography:

Big Spectacle (‘00) - short film
Dawn Gray (‘02)
Saimin Hypnosis (’05) – short film
Kannou Syoujosakka (’06) – short film
Miyoko ('09)

Miyoko
(35mm/86min/color/American Vista/Dolby SR/Japanese/Japan)
Genre: Drama
Directed by Yoshifumi TSUBOTA
Story
  In the early 1970s, Sin-ichi Abe, manga artist, and his girlfriend Miyoko, were living together in Asagaya. One of Abe’s major works, Miyoko Asagaya Kibun, inspired by Miyoko and featured in the comic magazine “GARO”, describes this most beautiful time for them in their youth. Abe’s world sensibly renders the mood of young people at that time. However, with the method of creation based on his own life, he comes up against a blank wall. He gradually loses his sanity to frustration and despair. In the end, Miyoko comes to the conclusion "if we, just the two of us, live happily, it is good… or is it?” This is a story of fateful lovers.

cast:
Kenji MIZUHASHI, Marie MACHIDA, Shoichi HONDA, Yuya MATSUURA, ANJI, Kan MIKAMI, Seichi HAYASHI, Shiro SANO

Staff:
Executive Producer: Hiroshi OKADA / Producer: Kazuhiro SHIRAO, Noboru MIYASHITA / Original Comic Strip: Shin’ichi ABE / Director, Scriptwriter & Editor: Yoshifumi TSUBOTA / Scriptwriter: Shinsaku FUKUDA / Director of Photography: Daisuke YAMAZAKI / Camera Operator: Masayuki YONAHA / Lighting: Taku TAKAHASHI / Sound Recording: Takuma SAIKI / Production Design: Koji TANAKA, Masaaki OZAKI / Music: Maher Shalal Hash Baz, SPARTA LOCALS, Tenniscoats, Masatoshi TSUNEMATSU / Editor: Kazuhiro SHIRAO / Production Company: WIDES SHUPPAN

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