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I was born and grew up in Toyama Prefecture, Japan.

Since I was looking for the farthest place from Japan, I moved into NYC in 2010.

I have been working on multiple aspects of film-production and collaborating with a lot of kind of artists and creators.

 

I currently stay in Berlin and frequently in Tokyo.  Always love to go abroad for collaborating with good storytellers. 

 

I was fortunate enough to collaborate with: Google, NIKE, Casio, Vogue, GQ Magazine, MoMA, ANAYI, Softbank, Smartnews, Avex Entertainment, PaperSky Magazine, TV-Asahi, and all filmmakers and creators who has their own prospective to see things.

 

Language: English and Japanese

 

 

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富山県出身  映像作家、ドキュメンタリアン、ウィスキー愛好家、愛犬家。

2010年より単身渡米。

長編ドキュメンタリー映画「ハーブ&ドロシー2 ふたりからの贈りもの」の制作に関わるなど、ニューヨークを拠点に3年間、監督、撮影、照明、音声、プロデュースと様々な形で映画、広告、Music Videoなどポジションや形を選ばず様々な映像分野で活動を行う。

2013年に制作した短編映画「Remind」がNYの歴史あるアンソロジーフィルムアーカイブで上映

2015年 AFI(American Film Institute)DOCS映画祭、Hot Springs Documentary映画祭、IDFA映画祭などに短編ドキュメンタリー映画「KATSUO-BUSHI」が正式出品。

その他、撮影を手がけた短編作品「Paper Crane」や「The Apology (100年の謝罪)」などでも正式出品や受賞歴を持つ。

 

2015年よりベルリンでの活動を開始。

活動場所をヨーロッパとアジアに広げる。

 

AWARDS

 

"The Apology"  DIRECTED BY YU SHIBUYA

Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival 2016-  International Short Film Program Official Selected - Yubari, Japan

Sapporo International Short Film Festival 2015-  Jury Award  -  Sapporo, Japan

Japan International Short Film Festival 2015-  Personal Communication Program-  Award for Ecellence  -  Japan Association of Audiovisual Producers. Inc. - Japan

 

"KATSUO-BUSHI"  DIRECTED BY YU NAKAJIMA

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2015 (IDFA)  -  Panorama Official Selected  -  Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2015-  Short Block Official Selected  - Hot Springs, USA

 AFI DOCS 2015-  Short Program Official Selected  -  Washington D.C., USA

 

"NOT ANYMORE!"  DIRECTED BY YU INOSE

Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival 2015 - Forecast Program Official Selected  -  Yubari, Japan

 

"PAPER CRANE"  DIRECTED BY YU SHIBUYA

Sapporo International Short Film Festival 2014- J apan Off-Theater Official Selected -  Sapporo, Japan

Nasu Short Film Festival 2014-  Nasu Award Official Selected  -  Nasu, Japan

Social Justice Film Festival 2014-  Best Narrative Film - Seattle, US

 

"REMIND"  DIRECTED BY YU NAKAJIMA

New Filmmakers 2013-  New Filmmakers Winter 2013 Official Selected  -  New York, US

 

 

FILMOGRAPHY

 

Film / Video Art

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Tokyo Rivers (2015) - Narrative Short Film

Director: Ken Yoshioka, Yu Nakajima

Role: Director, Producer, Director of Photography

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The Apology (2015) - Narrative Short Film

Director: Yu Shibuya

Role: Director of Photography

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KATSUO-BUSHI (2015) - Documentary Short Film

Director, Producer, Cinematographer: Yu Nakajima

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January, 2015 (2015) - Video Art

Director, Director of Photography, Editor: Yu Nakajima

Published on Dromenon Magazine, Spain

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The Eve (2014) - Narrative Short Film

Director: Takaomi Ogata

Role: Director of Photography

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Not Anymore! (2014) - Feature-Length Narrative Film

Director: Yu Inose

Role: Camera Operator

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PAPER CRANE (2014) - Narrative Short Film

Director: Yu Shibuya

Roles: Director of Photography, Editor

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Herb&Dorothy50x50 (2013) - Feature-Length Documentary Film

Director: Megumi Sasaki

Roles: Production Coordinator, Additional Camera Operator

The First Step featuring The Suzan(2012) - Featuer-Length Documentary Film

Director: Mike Nogami

Roles: Cinematographer, Editor 

Shinobi Girl (2012) - TV series on Hulu/Netflix

Director: John Sirabella

Roles: Second Unit of Camera, Lighting Technician  

 

Time (2013) -  Narrative Short film *BC film festival, NYC official selection 

Director: Sayo Kashima

Role: Assistant Camera

Alligator (2013) -  Narrative Short Film

Director: Jeffry Paredes

Role: Director of Photography

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11 (2012) - Narrative Short Film

Director: Yoko Morishita

Role: Director of Photography

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Shun’s TAPWORLD (2012) -Documentary Short film

Roles: Director, CinematographerEditor

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Remind (2011) - Narrative Short Film

Roles: Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Producer, Editor

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Game (2011) -Silent Narrative Short Film

Roles: Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor  

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 Shikaku-Kei (2010) - Narrative Short Film *Screened at UPLINK

Roles: Director, Writer, Editor

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Runner (2008) - Narrative Short Film

Role: Director

 

 

Broadcast

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SOS Special - Documentary TV show

Client: TV-Asahi

Role: Director

 

 

Music Video

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"Desire" by The Suzan

Director, Producer: Yu Nakajima

Director of Photography: Shota Nakajima

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"Holiday" by Sugar's Campaign

Director: Kurando Furuya

Role: Camera Operator

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"TOKYO STYLE" by FUTURE BOYZ feat Dave Aude, VASSY

Director: Tomohiro Ishioka

Role: Camera Operator

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"CUALQUIERA" by La LUPE

Director: Jose Andre Sibaja

Role: Director of Photography

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Others

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Ai Kuwabara Torio Project 4th album "Love Theme" Promotion Movie

Client: East Works Entertainment, Inc

Role: Director

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ANAYI Spring/Summer 2015 Collection Movie

Client: ANAYI

Director: Kurando Furuya

Role: Camera Operator

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studio CLIP 35th anniversary Video Project

Client: studio CLIP

Role: Camera Operator

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Casio SHEEN 2014 F/W - Image Video

Client: CASIO

Role: Director

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Space Shower TV 25th anniversary

Client: Space Shower TV

Role: Camera Operator

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Vogue girl TV - web-series

Client: Vogue girl

Role: Director of Photography

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Nike Football Japan social campaign "Nagatomo Approves"

Client: Nike Japan

Role: Camera Operator

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Vogue Japan TV - web-series

Client: Vogue Japan

Role: Camera Operator

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SStyle TV - web-series

Client: SStyle

Role: Director of Photography

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GQ TV - web-series

Client: GQ Magazine Japan

Role: Director of Photography

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Kei Shigenaga - Promotion Material 

Client: Kei Shigenaga

Roles: Director of Photography, Editor 

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 Nike Fuelband  - Documentary : Consumer Research Video

Client: Nike Japan   

Roles: Director, Director of Photography  (Sony FS700, Canon DSLR etc.)

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"Tour de Nippon"  Series - Short Documentary 

Client: Paper Sky

Roles: Camera Operator (Sony FS700 etc), Editor

"TIME" - 2013 NOTTV channel Creator's eye 

Director: Shota Nakajima

Roles: Camera Operator (Camera: Sony FS700) , Editor 

Symphony Space NYC - Online Commercial

Client: Symphony Space  

Director: Jun Oshima

Roles: Camera Operator, Editor  

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Ipponmatsu Beer2013 Project Video

Client: Ipponmatsu beer Brooklyn

Roles: Director, Cinematographer(Camera: Canon DSLR) , Editor

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Jon Regan at Standard Hotel NYC -2013 Event documentation

Client: In Touch Entertainment

Roles: Director, Director of Photography  (Camera: Canon DSLR)

Shun Hattori - Promotion Material 

Client: Tap Jam Crew

Roles: Director, Editor  (Camera: Canon DSLR)

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Aeolian Chamber Players 50th Anniversary Concert -2012 Event documentation

Client: Symphony Space

Role: Camera Operator  (Camera: Canon DSLR)

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Google Chromebook -2012 Event Documentation

Client: Google

Roles: Camera Operator (Camera: DSLR), Editor

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Sweet Lost Pierrot 2012 Event documentation *NY times 

Client: The Nouveau classical project

Roles: Director, Director of Photography(Camera: Canon DSLR etc.), Editor  

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Google street view Hello world project - 2012 behind the scene/Making

Client: Google

Role: Assistant Camera  (Camera: Canon DSLR)

MoMA design store Art&Design Night -2012 Event documantion

Client: MoMA design store Japan

Role: Editor

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Empolham 2012 Fall/Winter -  Online Commercial

Client: Empolham KOREA

Role: Director of Photography  (Camera: Canon DSLR)

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Nobuchika in NYC2012 Promotion Material

Client: UNDERDOG

Roles: Director, Producer, Editor 

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The Art of Japanese Beauty - 2012 Event Documentation

Client: J-Collabo

Roles: Director of Photography  (Camera: Canon DSLR)

KISEKI -2012 Event documentation

Client: Salvatore Capezio Theater

Roles: Director, Director of Photography (Camera: Canon DSLR, Panasonic HMC-150), Editor 

Musicians for Japan -2011  Event Documentation  

Client: Musicians for Japan

Roles: Director, Director of Photography(Camera: Canon DSLR), Editor