YU NAKAJIMA

DIRECTOR and CINEMATOGRAPHER

 

BIOGRAPHY

Tokyo based filmmaker / documentarian / wisk(e)y and dog lover.

He was born in Japan and moved to NYC in 2010, then relocated to Berlin in 2015, and started living in Tokyo from 2018.   He has been working on multiple aspects of film-production and collaborating with various kind of artists and creators.

He is interested in emotive stories in everyday life and having a journey with good storytellers. 

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、渡米。2015年、渡独。

2018年より東京を拠点に映像作家として監督、撮影、プロデュースと様々な形で活動を行う。

日々の生活の中の感情が動く瞬間を見つめ、物語を紡ぐ人達と一緒に旅を続けている。

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

"KATSUO-BUSHI"  DIRECTED BY YU NAKAJIMA

・Trento Film Festival / Italy

・Matsalu Loodusfilmide Festival / Infoprogram / Estonia

・Japan Festival CANADA / Films From Japan / Canada

・The Planting Festival 2017 / Australia

・Bruxelles Environnement 2016 / BEL Movie DayOfficial Selection / Belgium

・International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2015 (IDFA) / Panorama Official Selection / Netherlands

・Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2015 / Short Block Official Selection / USA

 ・AFI DOCS 2015 / Short Program Official Selection  / USA

 

"Repeat After Me"  DIRECTED BY YU SHIBUYA

・Swindon Independent Film Festival / UK

・Short To The Point International Film Festival / Romania

・Macoproject Film Festival / USA

 

 

"The Apology"  DIRECTED BY YU SHIBUYA「100年の謝罪」

・Montelupo Fiorentino International Independent Film Festival 2016 / Official Selection / Italy

・Bali International Film Festival 2016 / Official Selection / Indonesia

・Calgary International Film Festival 2016 / Official Selection / Canada

・Esperanza Film Festival 2016 / Official Selection / Russia

・Milan International Film Festival 2016 / Official Selection / Italy

・New York State International Film Festival 2016 / Official Selection / USA

・Asian Film Festival of Dallas 2016 / BEST DRAMA SHORT / USA

・Rochester International Film Festival 2016 /  BEST OF THE FEST /  USA

・Maryland International Film Festival 2016 /  Official Selection /  USA

・Arizona International Film Festival 2016 / JURY AWARDS for Creative Achievement "Dramatic" /  USA

・Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival 2016 / International Short Film Program Official Selection / Japan

・Sapporo International Short Film Festival 2015 / JURY AWARD /  Japan

・Japan International Short Film Festival 2015 / Personal Communication Program / AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE / Japan Association of Audiovisual Producers. Inc. / Japan

 

"PAPER CRANE"  DIRECTED BY YU SHIBUYA

・Sapporo International Short Film Festival 2014 / Japan Off-Theater Official Selection / Japan

・Nasu Short Film Festival 2014 / Nasu Award Official Selection / Japan

・Social Justice Film Festival 2014 / Best Narrative Film / USA

 

"REMIND"  DIRECTED BY YU NAKAJIMA

・New Filmmakers 2013 / New Filmmakers Winter 2013 Official Selection / USA

LANGUAGE

ENGLISH and JAPANESE

 

LINKS

IMDb   /   LinkedIn

 

PRESS

・i-D Magazine Japan interview

・Brain Magazine  (ブレーン)interview

・LADYGUNN  interview

 
CLIENTS REFERENCES

Google / NIKE / CASIO / VOGUE / GQ Magazine / MoMA / ANAYI / Softbank / Smartnews / avex Entertainment / PaperSky Magazine / TV-Asahi / Justin Davis / Goethe Institute / WOWOW etc.

 

 

FILMOGRAPHY

"PAN" TARO IZUMI CURATED BY Jean de Loisy

ART EXHIBITION / 2017 / FRANCE(Palais de Tokyo)

ROLE : DIRECTOR AND EDITOR

 

"TOKYO RIVERS"  DIRECTED BY KEN YOSHIOKA AND YU NAKAJIMA

SHORT FILM /  2016 / JAPAN

ROLE: DIRECTOR AND DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

 

"THE APOLOGY"「100年の謝罪」  DIRECTED BY YU SHIBUYA  

SHORT FILM / 2015 / JAPAN

ROLE: DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

 

"KATSUO-BUSHI"  DIRECTED BY YU NAKAJIMA

DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM / 2015 / JAPAN

ROLE:  DIRECTOR AND DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

 

"JANUARY, 2015"  DIRECTED BY YU NAKAJIMA

SUPER 8MM EXPERIMENT FILM / 2015 / JAPAN

ROLE:  DIRECTOR, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND EDITOR

 

"THE EVE"  DIRECTED BY TAKAOMI OGATA

SHORT FILM / 2015 / JAPAN

ROLE: DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

 

"NOT ANYMORE!"「もうしません!」  DIRECTED BY YU INOSE

NARRATIVE FILM / 2014 / JAPAN

ROLE:  CAMERA OPERATOR

 

"PAPER CRANE"  DIRECTED BY YU SHIBUYA

SHORT FILM / 2014 / JAPAN

ROLE:  DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND EDITOR

 

"HERB&DOROTHY50X50"「ハーブ&ドロシー2 ふたりからの贈りもの」  DIRECTED BY MEGUMI SASAKI

DOCUMENTARY FILM / 2013 / USA

ROLE:  ADDITIONAL CAMERA OPERATOR AND PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

 

"THE FIRST STEP FEATURING THE SUZAN"  DIRECTED BY MIKE NOGAMI

DOCUMENTARY FILM / 2013 / USA

ROLE: CINEMATOGRAPHER AND EDITOR

 

"REMIND"  DIRECTED BY YU NAKAJIMA

SHORT FILM / 2011  / USA

ROLE: DIRECTOR, WRITER AND DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

 

 

 

 

BROADCAST

"WHO I AM" Evan Strong   WOWOW x IPC presents

TV Documentary / 2018 / Japan

ROLE: SENIOR EDITOR

 

"WHO I AM" Beatrice (Bebe) Vio   WOWOW x IPC presents

TV Documentary / 2017 / Japan

ROLE: DIRECTOR, CAMERA, AND EDITOR

 

"WHO I AM" Ricardinho (Ricardo Alves)  WOWOW x IPC presents

TV Documentary / 2016 / Japan

ROLE: DIRECTOR, CAMERA, AND EDITOR

 

"SOS Special"「SOS緊急出動!ピンチを救うプロフェッショナル」 TV-ASAHI

TV Documentary / 2014 / Japan

ROLE: DIRECTOR (of Yokohama Super Ranger Part:横浜市消防局特別高度救助隊編)