Production

"fascinatingly grim..."

Directed By: 
Jonas Åkerlund
Starring: 

Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, Sky Ferreira

Written By: 
Dennis Magnusson, Jonas Åkerlund
Produced By: 

Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, Sky Ferreira

Language: 
English
Synopsis: 
A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990s results in a very violent outcome.
Festivals & Awards: 

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival ⬤ Molins Film Festival ⬤ Sundance Film Festival

"A beautiful journey through poetic dreams of love."

Directed By: 
Tamara Ruppart
Starring: 

Airi Kido, TJ Kayama, Satomi Miura

Written By: 
Velina Hasu Houston, Tamara Ruppart
Produced By: 

Airi Kido, TJ Kayama, Satomi Miura

Language: 
Japanese (English Subtitles)
Synopsis: 
The legendary Japanese poetess, Ono no Komachi, her suitor to visit her unfailing for 100 nights, with the promise of creating a love more beautiful than poetry. Vowing to take him as her lover on the last night, PATH OF DREAMS imagines the passion behind Komachi's most seductive and heartbreaking poetry.
Festivals & Awards: 

Los Angeles Women’s International Festival - Best Narrative Short Film ⬤ Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival - Director’s Choice Award ⬤ International Filmmaker Festival, London - Best Original Screenplay of a Short Foreign Language Film ⬤ Los Angeles Women’s International Festival - Best Narrative Short Film ⬤ Winter Film Awards (NYC) - Best Short, Directing/Award of Excellence ⬤ WorldFest Houston - Best Dramatic Original Short Film

"satisfying, hair raising bloodbath"

Directed By: 
Ryuhei Kitamura
Starring: 

Kelly Connaire, Stephanie Pearson, Rod Hernandez, Anthony Kirlew, Alexa Yeames, Jason Tobias

Written By: 
Ryûhei Kitamura, Joey O'Bryan
Produced By: 

Kelly Connaire, Stephanie Pearson, Rod Hernandez, Anthony Kirlew, Alexa Yeames, Jason Tobias

Language: 
English
Synopsis: 
Stranded at the side of the road after a tire blowout, a group of friends become targets for an enigmatic sniper.
Festivals & Awards: 

⬤ Toronto International Film Festival ⬤  CPH:PIX ⬤ Busan International Film Festival ⬤ Molins Film Festival

"a swan song to a waning art form and those who practice it."

Directed By: 
Ken Ochiai
Starring: 

Seizô Fukumoto, Chihiro Yamamoto, Masashi Gôda, Hirotarô Honda, Hisako Manda

Written By: 
Hiroyuki Ono
Produced By: 

Seizô Fukumoto, Chihiro Yamamoto, Masashi Gôda, Hirotarô Honda, Hisako Manda

Language: 
Japanese
Synopsis: 
Uzumasa, Japan's Hollywood, has produced many beloved jidaigeki period films, but would not be the same without the kirareyaku, actors who never see the limelight. This story of the end of their era is told with melancholy and soul.
Festivals & Awards: 

⬤ Fantasia Film Festival - Best Feature Cheval Noir, Best Actor ⬤ Motion Picture Sound Editors - Nominated, Golden Reel Award

"elegant, tantalizing... neo-noir"

Directed By: 
Dave Boyle
Starring: 

Ayako Fujitani, Pepe Serna, Kazuki Kitamura, Yasuyo Shiba

Written By: 
Dave Boyle, Joel Clark, Michael Lerman
Produced By: 

Ayako Fujitani, Pepe Serna, Kazuki Kitamura, Yasuyo Shiba

Language: 
English, Japanese
Synopsis: 
A mystery outside of San Francisco brings together small-town sheriff Paul Del Moral, Japanese author Aki Akahori, and a traveler from Reno who soon disappears, leaving behind his suitcase and a trail of questions.
Festivals & Awards: 

⬤ Film Independent Spirit Awards - Nominated for John Cassavetes Award ⬤ Osaka Asian Film Festival - Nominated for Grand Prix ⬤ Asian Film Festival of Dallas -  Best Asian American Narrative Feature ⬤ Los Angeles Film Festival - Best Narrative Feature ⬤ San Diego Asian Film Festival - Best Narrative Feature ⬤ Cleveland International Film Festival - Nominated for Best American Independent Feature Film ⬤ Denver International Film Festival - Nominated for American Independent Award

"Ambitious and provocative... brave and daring"

Directed By: 
Tzang Merwyn Tong
Starring: 

Lyon Sim, Aaron Samuel Yong, Tanya Graham, Jade Griffin, Jae Leung, Farid Assalam, Jordan Prainito, Galen Watts, Rosh G., Nicholas Bloodworth, Tushar Ismail, Alicia Prescott

Written By: 
Tzang Merwyn Tong
Produced By: 

Lyon Sim, Aaron Samuel Yong, Tanya Graham, Jade Griffin, Jae Leung, Farid Assalam, Jordan Prainito, Galen Watts, Rosh G., Nicholas Bloodworth, Tushar Ismail, Alicia Prescott

Language: 
English
Synopsis: 
Youthful idealism becomes an excuse for terror - when a new boy joins a clique of loser misfits in Faeryville College.
Festivals & Awards: 

⬤ Jefferson State Flixx Fest 2015 - Best Original Story

"[a] touching tale of redemption and forgiveness."

Directed By: 
Aaron Woolfolk
Starring: 

Bennet Guillory, Saki Takaoka, Misa Shimizu

Written By: 
Aaron Woolfolk
Produced By: 

Bennet Guillory, Saki Takaoka, Misa Shimizu

Language: 
English
Synopsis: 
After the sudden death of his estranged son in rural Japan, an American man must go there to claim some important family items. While there, he discovers some secrets his son left behind.
Festivals & Awards: 

⬤ Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival - Best First Time Feature Director

Directed By: 
Uta Arning
Starring: 

Airi Kido, Tomori Abe, Koshirô Asami

Written By: 
Uta Arning
Produced By: 

Airi Kido, Tomori Abe, Koshirô Asami

Language: 
Japanese (English Subtitles), English
Synopsis: 
A girl unable to speak, a man unable to write a poem, a crisis line manager unable to help might find in the gloomiest of all places what they have been longing for - Hope and courage.
Festivals & Awards: 

"I can’t help but wholeheartedly recommend it."

Directed By: 
Junichi Suzuki
Starring: 

Rand Gamble, Hinano Yoshikawa, Laura Putney, Adrian Roberts, Adrian N. Roberts

Written By: 
Koji Steven Sakai, Junichi Suzuki, Naoko Ihara Witmer
Produced By: 

Rand Gamble, Hinano Yoshikawa, Laura Putney, Adrian Roberts, Adrian N. Roberts

Language: 
English
Synopsis: 
An American photographer has an affair with a mysterious woman which leads him into a confrontation with the occult.
Festivals & Awards: 
Other

⬤ Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Travel Program

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Directed By: 
Starring: 

Colton Smith, Jack Steward

Written By: 
Language: 
English
Synopsis: 
The guys visit Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park in Japan, where they snorkel, kayak and try to avoid deadly snakes.
Festivals & Awards: 
Directed By: 
Starring: 

Colton Smith, Jack Steward

Written By: 
Language: 
English
Synopsis: 
Jack and Colton are in Okinawa, Japan immersing themselves in nature and parks. When their trip takes an unexpected turn, the guys find themselves stepping out of their comfort zone in a completely new way.
Festivals & Awards: 

⬤ Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Travel Program

Directed By: 
Starring: 

Beau Billingslea, Steve Blum, Melissa Fahn, Wendee Lee

Written By: 
Language: 
Japanese (English Subtitles), English
Synopsis: 
Festivals & Awards: 
Directed By: 
Junya Okabe
Starring: 

Sarah Zeemá, Roberta Sparta, Grant Gerber, Antuone Torbert, Yvonne Lu, Justin Berti

Written By: 
Junya Okabe
Language: 
Synopsis: 
Alex is a young girl who is destined at birth to transform into "Blader," a suited superhero with incredible speed and fighting abilites that has been created with cutting edge technology. Alex and her team try to save the world from evil plans.
Festivals & Awards: 
Distribution

"A cruel yet riveting tale."

Directed By: 
Shunji Iwai
Starring: 

Haru Kuroki, Cocco, Gô Ayano

Written By: 
Shunji Iwai
Language: 
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Synopsis: 
An unhurried look at one woman’s journey of self-discovery. Nanami meets Tetsuya online and decides to marry him. Without relatives or friends to attend her wedding, she hires actor to portray her family. When she discovers Tetsuya is cheating on her she is forced to leave her home and remake her life.
Festivals & Awards: 

"...orchestrated with a classical poise that recalls the poetic aesthetics of the early Star Wars trilogy and 2001 Space Odyssey."

Directed By: 
Takashi Yamazaki
Starring: 

Takuya Kimura, Meisa Kuroki, Toshirô Yanagiba

Written By: 
Shimako Sato (screenplay), Yoshinobu Nishizaki (story)
Based on the manga by Leiji Matsumoto
Language: 
Japanese (with English subs)
Synopsis: 
In 2199, the crew of the space battleship Yamato embark on a dangerous journey to the planet Iskandar to acquire a device that will rejuvenate the war-ravaged Earth.
Festivals & Awards: 

"a quiet, dark, and intense drama...and an oddly compelling love story."

Directed By: 
Shunji Iwai
Starring: 

Kevin Zegers, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Amanda Plummer

Written By: 
Shunji Iwai
Language: 
English
Synopsis: 
An outwardly normal schoolteacher preys on suicidal women to slake his overwhelming thirst for human blood.
Festivals & Awards: 

"An easy-going romance that doesn't pretend to have solutions or to wrap up the problems in a pretty package."

Directed By: 
Bertha Bay-Sa Pan
Starring: 

Kelly Hu, Christina Chang, Roger Rees

Written By: 
Bertha Bay-Sa Pan
Language: 
English, Chinese
Synopsis: 
When you need a ride from the airport, you call Vanessa (Kelly Hu). When your boyfriend leaves, you call Vanessa. When you need someone to take over the family business, you call Vanessa - and she'll never, ever say no. At 34, she's still her large and boisterous family's go-to girl, with a threadbare excuse of a life of her own. Suddenly, she runs into an old friend (Ivan Shaw), the almost perfect guy who just might be perfect for her. But, as those sparks fly, her family starts to go up in flames. Her high-maintenance fashion designer sister (Christina Chang) is on the brink; her surf bum brother (Edison Chen) has gone AWOL; and her over-analyzing, over-intellectual mother (Tina Chen) has barred her father (Roger Rees) from their home, sending him into his own mid-life crisis. They all need Vanessa, all the time, to fix all the problems. Trapped in the eye of the storm, Vanessa has to find her way back to love. In the process, she discovers that the only person she really has to save is - herself!
Festivals & Awards: 

"an emotionally gripping experience."

Directed By: 
Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Starring: 

Ken Watanabe, Kanako Higuchi, Kenji Sakaguchi

Written By: 
Hakaru Sunamoto, Yuiko Miura
Based on the novel by Hiroshi Ogiwara
Language: 
Japanese
Synopsis: 
A successful businessman's family life is shattered by an early onset of Alzheimer's.
Festivals & Awards: