REWARD AND FILM UPDATE!!
Your rewards will be shipping out very soon! DVD design is complete and we will be packing and shipping out all the rewards in the coming weeks.... Read more
The Birth of Sake screening in Long Island NY
The Birth of Sake will have a special screening this Saturday Nov 14th at the Gold Coast Film Festival in Great Neck NY in Long Island. The screening begins at... Read more
The Birth of Sake coming to Hong Kong!
To all saké fans in Hong Kong, The Birth of Saké is an official selection of the 2015 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival. The film will be screening 3 different... Read more
The Birth of Sake screening in Philadelphia and Minneapolis.
The Birth of Sake an the official selection of the 24th Philadelphia Film Festival and the Twin Cities Film Fest in Minneapolis. The film will be screening in Minneapolis on... Read more
The Birth of Saké wins Best Documentary Feature and Best Director!
The Birth of Saké was awarded Best Documentary Feature and Best Director at the Bend Film Festival this past weekend. It was a great honor and it... Read more
The Birth of Saké screenings in the American Northwest
The Birth of Sake will be part of the Bend Film Festival in Oregon this Sat (10/09) and Sun (10/10). For more information on screening times and exact... Read more
The Birth of Sake at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival
The Birth of Sake will be part of the prestigious Chicago Film Festival this month. There will be a total of 3 screenings with the first one starting... Read more
European premiere of The Birth of Saké at San Sebastián Film Festival
Screening tickets is now avail for the European premiere of The Birth of Sake at the prestigious 63rd San Sebastián Film Festival in Spain. We have a few comp tickets... Read more
The Birth of Saké UPDATE
The distribution of the film has been a very slow process but we are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel. We are looking... Read more
Update on DVD Reward for BOS
We apologize for the great delay of getting out rewards and more specifically the film out to all of our supporters who have donated more than $150.... Read more
The Birth of Saké @ The Provincetown Film Festival 2015
The Birth of Saké an official selection of the 17th annual Provincetown Film Festival. The screening for the film will take place next week on June 18th and 19th. Provincetown... Read more
The Birth of Saké official selection of the Seattle International Film Festival 2015
The Birth of Saké was officially selected at the Seattle International Film Festival 2015. The screening for the film will take place on May 27th and May 28th.... Read more
Toji-san and Yachan come to NYC for the World Premiere @ Tribeca Film Festival!
Toji-san and Yachan flew in from Japan this past weekend and took a short break out of their busy sake schedule to join us at the world premiere of the... Read more
Extra screening on April 26th goes on sale now!
The additional screening for The Birth of Sake will officially be at 330pm on April 26th (sun). Tickets are now on sale.
Please pass the info along.
Thank... Read more
Tribeca Film Festival announces additional screening day for The Birth of Saké.
Because all of our screenings at Tribeca Film Festival has sold out, they will be adding another screening of the film on April 26th (Sun). They will publicly... Read more
Tribeca Film Festival Tickets Go On Sale
I hope everyone is doing well. I just wanted to let anybody planning to attend the screening of our film at Tribeca Film Festival next month that tickets... Read more
The Birth of Saké will premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2015!
We have some great news as The Birth of Saké has been selected as one of twelve films that will be a part of the Main Competition... Read more
The Final Push
I hope everyone is doing well. First off, the entire Birth of Saké team would like to wish everyone a warm and wonderful holiday season.
Last month,... Read more
The Joy of Saké event
To all backers in the NYC area,
The great sake event, The Joy of Saké is coming to NYC this Thursday September 18th. The Joy of Sake is a once-a-year event... Read more
The Birth of Saké update.
I hope each and everyone of you is having a wonderful summer. I apologize for the lack of updates and more importantly the long delay of presenting... Read more
Rewards Info (#2)
We have received many messages from backer's inquiring how to send their address info as the Kickstarter email does not allow people to respond to it. Our... Read more
The light at the end of the tunnel
We filmed our final scene this past week at the amazing Yoppari saké bar in NYC!! This will be the opening and closing scene for our film and we are... Read more
Exclusive 6x6 Film Prints From THE BIRTH OF SAKÉ Project
Whenever I could spare a moment from filming, I brought out my old trusty Hasselblad 6x6 still camera and began photographing the many small details at Tedorigawa sake brewery. It... Read more
Happy Holidays From THE BIRTH OF SAKÉ
The entire Birth of Saké team would like to wish all of our supporters a wonderful holiday season. We are in the midst of the post production process for the film... Read more
The Birth of Sake continues...
With everyone's generous support, we have the great opportunity to come back to Japan to finish filming The Birth of Sake film. We have been shooting non-stop for last 3... Read more
THE BIRTH OF SAKÉ FUNDED!!
As of 12:01am this morning, The Birth of Saké has been officially funded by Kickstarter!! The entire production team at Birth of Saké is so excited!! We can't thank you... Read more
WE DID IT!!
THANK YOU EVERYBODY!! With a little more then 24hrs to go we reached our goal of $50k! We are so grateful that so many people came together to support our little... Read more
The Final Push! The Last 3 days of Our Kickstarter Campaign!
Behind 246 supporters we have raised over $35,000!!
We cant express in words how grateful we are of so many people supporting our project. We feel truly blessed...
We have... Read more
The Birth of Saké excerpt: Harmony Brews Good Saké
In the words of Yamamoto Toji (head brewmaster): "Your saké is only good as the people who make it." He puts great emphasis on keeping the spirit of the worker... Read more
The Birth of Sake excerpt: Boys Will Be Boys.
Living 6 months in the rural town of Hakusan, the young workers of the brewery hang out at a small supermarket and talk about... well, what boys would talk about.... Read more
The Kind Soul. 'Chi-Chan', 70 years young.
The oldest and kindest worker at Tedorigawa brewery, Chi-chan is a childhood friend of Yamamoto Toji (head brewmaster) and has been working at the brewery since his wife died 11... Read more
16 DAYS LEFT!!
With over 130 backers we have reached an incredible milestone of raising over $21,000 on our Birth of Sake film project!! Words cannot express the overwhelming gratitude we feel as... Read more
Lost Love. Shiyake, 20 years old.
Short excerpt of brewery worker 'Shiyake' and his lost love in highschool.
We hit a milestone! 100 backers on our Kickstarter Campaign!!
We just received our 100th backer on our Kickstarter campaign! The entire team at Birth of Saké are truly grateful for all the support we have received on this project.... Read more