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CREATORS ROOM 2009


Ken Ochiai

Biography

Ken began making movies when he was 12 years old and moved to the U.S. after graduating high school. He graduated from USC's fi lm school after which he attended AFI as a graduate student. He was awarded the Best Short Award at the SSFF & ASIA 2009 for "Half Kenneth." Currently he is involved as director in a wide variety of projects in L.A.

Works

"Half Kenneth"
Japan Competition - Best Short Award / Governor of Tokyo Award


Shoh Kataoka

Biography

Shoh was born in Sapporo. He was selected for this festival's STOP! Global Warming Competition for two consecutive years (2008 & 2009) and received the Audience Award last year. His four short fi lms won awards in various international film festivals in 2009. He creates films in a wide range of genres.

Works

"28"
STOP! Global Warming Competition - Audience Award


Toshiro Sonoda

Biography

Sonoda has directed in a wide range of genres including music videos for The Gospellers, CHEMISTRY, & GLAY; as well as commercials, cell phone dramas, and short films. His short film, "Shirotaku" won the Asahi Super Dry Award at SSFF & ASIA 2005 and has been screened worldwide. And his second short film "Tokyo Tenshi" was screened at Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival 2006.

Works

"SAY YOUR DREAM"
Best Music Shorts Award


Yuki Saito

Biography

A graduate of Columbia College Hollywood, Yuki was awarded overseas fellowship by the Japanese government in 2005. His "Triangulation Point" won Jury's Special Mention Award and the Audience Award in the SSFF 2004. After returning to Japan in 2006, he worked on films including "Babel" and numerous commercials. He made his first full length film debut with the film "Re: Play-Girls" in July 2010.

Works

"Kakure-Oni - The Ogre of the Red Moon - "
Japan Competition - Audience Award