Winning Post: Tomoichiro Setsuda

Oh how we love Japanese work – especially the quirky, off-beat pieces such as Tomoichiro Setsuda’s, who picked up first prize in our Asia/Pacific category for his short film. Here we quick quiz the new director and hope there’s nothing lost in translation…

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What have been your highlights since winning at the YDA show in Cannes six months ago?
I  realised the joy of directing films.

What’s the best film making lesson you’ve learnt?
Some directing should be seen and other directing hidden on purpose.

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And the wisest quote about film making?
Shooting must go on in the rain, in the heavy snow…

Your worst nightmare production story was when….
it snowed a lot the day before shooting.

What would be your dream directing job next year?
I’d like to direct a feature film.

List five of your favourite films from the past year –  these can be long or short formats.

The Wind Rises
Kirishima, bukatsu yamerutteyo
Ruroni Kenshin
Despicable Me 2

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