YU NAKAJIMA

DIRECTOR and CINEMATOGRAPHER

 

BIOGRAPHY

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

I was born and grew up in Toyama prefecture, Japan, and moved into NYC in 2010 and then relocated in Berlin in 2015.   I have been working on multiple aspects of film-production and collaborating with various kind of artists and creators.

I am 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。

東京とベルリンを拠点に監督、撮影、照明、音声、プロデュースと様々な形で映画、広告、Music Videoなどを中心に活動を行う。

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。

LANGUAGE

ENGLISH and JAPANESE

 

LINKS

IMDb   /   LinkedIn

 

AWARDS

"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

 

"KATSUO-BUSHI"  DIRECTED BY YU NAKAJIMA

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

 

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

Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival 2015 / Forecast Program Official Selection / 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

 

 

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 ART 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

 

"SHIKAKU-KEI"  DIRECTED BY YU NAKAJIMA

SHORT FILM / 2010 / JAPAN

ROLE:  DIRECTOR AND WRITER

 

 

 

BROADCAST

"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)