小春日和 / A Warm Spell (Trailer)

A Warm Spell (25min & 40 min versions/Drama/2014/Japan,US/NYU Film School Thesis Film)

Writer, Director, Editor: Toshimichi Saito

Producers: Jason Stefaniak, Toshimichi Saito

Director of Photography: Michael E. Wood

Cast: Shinnosuke Fukushima, Wakana Matsumoto, Taiju Nakane, Yasuo Maeyama, Mayu-u Hanabusa

Story: Naoki gave up his dream for the family business. His older brother left home to become a doctor. They meet again for mother’s funeral and face to the old conflicts and resentments.


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Awards & Screenings:

GRAND-PRIX, Tehran International Short Film Festival 2015 (Iran)

GRAND-PRIX, New Directors Film Festival 2014 (Japan)

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT, Queens World Film Festival 2016 (New York, USA)

BEST NATIONAL SHORT, Sapporo Short Film Festival 2015 (Japan)

SEMI GRAND-PRIX, JAAP (Japan Association of Audiovisual Producers) Awards 2015 (Japan)

BEST ACTOR (Shinnosuke Fukushima), Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2015 (Japan)

BEST ACTOR (Shinnosuke Fukushima), Mito Short Film Festival 2015 (Japan)

Official Selection, Raindance Film Festival 2015 (UK)

Official Selection, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2015 (France)

.....and many more.