Takeshi must come to terms with the death of his wife, Michiko, in order to reconnect with his son, Yoshiro.


  • Christopher Combs: Director, In Merging Lives
  • Christopher Combs: Writer
  • Ryushi Lindsay: Producer Idol, Kokutai
  • Riku Saito: Key Cast, “Takeshi (Young)”
  • Natsuki Tsuji: Key Cast, “Michiko”
  • Saiki Masuda: Key Cast, “Takeshi (Old)”
  • Shinichiro Osawa: Key Cast, “Naoto” One Cut of the Dead
  • Matt De Sousa: Director of Photography Idol
  • Sachi Sasaki: Editor Idol
  • Fifer Figueroa: Production Design


  • Film Type: Short
  • Runtime: 16 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date: January 10, 2020
  • Production Budget: 30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Country of Filming: Japan
  • Film Language: Japanese
  • Shooting Format: RED Helium
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
  • Film Color: Color