Koko spends the final days of summer packing for college and saying goodbye to friends in New York City when an untimely fight releases underlying feelings about her roots and pushes the teen to fly to her mother’s hometown of Osaka Japan. Searching for her relatives using only outdated return addresses ripped off decades old letters, the young woman crashes head-first into her total opposite: an intense, ultra conservative uncle… Will she give up and run off to college, or accept him as the first link in a chain of unresolved family history?

Credits

  • Alex Iskounen: Writer, Two on the Edge (2021), [Casting]: Saint Seiya (2022), Aladdin (2019), Marshall (2018)
  • Yusuke Kitaguchi: Writer, Two on the Edge (2021), Baby in the Dark (2018), That Man from the Peninsula (2018), Nori and Simon (2016)
  • Yusuke Kitaguchi: Director, Two on the Edge (2021), Baby in the Dark (2018), That Man from the Peninsula (2018), Nori and Simon (2016)
  • Alex Iskounen: Producer, Two on the Edge (2021), [Casting]: Saint Seiya (2022), Aladdin (2019), Marshall (2018)
  • Yusuke Kitaguchi: Producer, Two on the Edge (2021), Baby in the Dark (2018), That Man from the Peninsula (2018), Nori and Simon (2016)
  • Yosuke Kumakura: Producer, Two on the Edge (2021)
  • Megan Murayama: Key Cast, “KOKO”
  • Osamu Hirata: Key Cast, “YUUTA”, Eleven Greed (2020)
  • BiX: Key Cast, “SHUNYA”
  • Minoru Torihada: Key Cast, “SEIICHI” Lady Ninja: A Blue Shadow (2018), Shôjo Tsubaki (2016), Helldriver (2010)
  • Wakasa: Key Cast, “SATSUKO”

Specifications

  • Project Type: Television, Web / New Media
  • Genres: Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime: 35 minutes
  • Completion Date: August 25, 2019
  • Production Budget: 15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Country of Filming: Japan
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Film Color: Color

News & Reviews

Director Statement

TORINAOSHI is available with subtitles in the following languages: Arabic, Korean, Spanish, Hindi, Brazilian Portuguese, English and Japanese.