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Hitoshi yoshikawaBy Hitoshi yoshikawa
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Hitoshi yoshikawaBy Hitoshi yoshikawa
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About

Inspired by actual events. This is a thrilling and dramatic love story between a Japanese woman with a criminal past and a Tibetan Buddhist monk, set in Niigata and Fuji, Japan and Darjeeling, India. The story follows the heroine, struggling to make ends meet under the Japanese economic disparity and burdened with having to care for her aging grandfather. At the same time, a Tibetan Buddhist monk is conflicted between romantic love and the austere Buddhist precepts that forbid it. The couple’s love finally emerges from the depths of darkness and blossoms under the crystal clear air and blue skies of the Himalayas.  

Rina Takeda-Lead Actress, playing a role of Emi Aizawa

Rina Takeda is an actress, TV personality, and karate fighter from Sony Music Artists Inc. As a second rank Ryukyu Shorinschool of karate fighter, she performed a karate move breaking tiles with her head in a commercial for Saison Card. Takeda became well-known instantly and started receiving attention from American media. She not only acts in action movies but also plays a wide range of roles in drama serials where her reputation for acting continues to grow. Takeda received Best Actress Award at the Japan Film Festival Los Angeles in 2015. 

Mo Tzu Yi-Lead actor, playing a role of Nima Tashi

Mo Zi Yi (莫子儀, Mo Tzu-Yi) is an actor from Taiwan, known for Canopy (2013), The Most Distant Course (2007) and Artemisia (2008). He graduated from the National Overseas Chinese Experimental Senior High School and the Taipei National University of the Arts. He began acting in high school and has been in various movies and dramas. He was named as a Rising Star at the 11th Taiwan Film Festival in 2009, and was a representative at the 16th Taiwan Film Festival in 2014. He is a four-time nominee at Golden Bell Awards. 

Toshio Sekine-Director/Screenwriter 

Toshio Sekine is from Misawa, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. He was apprenticed by Yoji Yamada, known as the director for Tsuribakanisshi/Free and Easy. He has experience working on numerous works from the movie series, “Tsuribakanisshi” and is one of Japan’s leading scriptwriters. His major works include the movie series “Tsuribakanisshi/Free and Easy”, drama series “Joshi keimusho: Higashi 3 goutou”, “Ofukurosensei no shinryounikki” series, TV series “Salaryman Kintarou4”, “Friends”, “Hitoribocchino Kimi ni” as well as a special drama “Gambaranai” (original work by Hiroshi Kamata), among many others.

 Hitoshi Yoshikawa-Producer

Hitoshi Yoshikawa has been working on a broad spectrum of projects ranging from music videos, commercials, films and more. In 2006, he produced “Akira’s Hip Hop Shop”, directed by Joe Doughrity and it won DGA student film award for Best Director. His short film “Anne Jennings” was released in 2010 and won more than 10 awards in the U.S. and Japan. He established his own film production company, Flying Samurai Pictures in 2011 after his graduation from CCH and produced several films including an award-winning feature film, “Slit Mouth Woman in LA “. A docufilm “Wonder Women”, produced by his company, has won the 2017 Daytime Emmy for Best Travel and Adventure Program.

Hirotaka Asano-Producer 

Hirotaka Asano received awards at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival (FIPRESCI Prize, Best Asian Movie Award) for “Heaven’s Story”, directed by Takahisa Zeze. Involved in numerous movie productions during the heyday of Kadokawa Pictures, he later founded T-Artist. Some of his major works include “Yume no nakae” directed by Sion Sono, “Kage/Shadow” directed by Naomi Kawase, “Shibou Jikoku” directed by Shinsuke Sato, “Yokohama Monogatari” directed by Ichirou Kita, “Yumeno” directed by Yoshitaka Kamada, “Happy End” directed by AtsuhiroYamada, “Lost & Found” directed by Miyake, and “Chikyude Tatta Futari” directed by Eiji Uchida. He has received many awards in both domestic and international film festivals. His most recent major work is the movie “64 Roku yon” directed by Takahisa Zeze and released in May, 2016. 

Hiroyuki Fukuda-Director of Photography 

Hiroyuki Fukuda currently lives in Los Angeles. He has worked on commercials, TV programs, and movies in various places around the world for 20 years and is one of the Japanese filmmakers active in Hollywood. 

Tamaki FujiwaraーScreenwriter

 Tamaki Fujiwara is an original writer of "Shambhala" and has been working for several TV series as "Ie ni Gojo ari" and "Suteki ni Komon".

 

 

 

  

 

In 2015, Flying Samurai Pictures, along with director Toshio Sekine and producer Hirotaka Asano started this great adventure, which is the production of our film “Shambhala”. In December of 2016, we completed the India shoot thanks to this great team, supported by All Nippon Air Lines, and local companies.

We will resume shooting in Japan in March, 2018. As you can see in the Kickstarter teaser, we’ve already done with the India shoot in December, 2016. Other locations will be in Niigata and Fuji, Japan. 

Pre-production for the Japan shoot will start in January of 2018. Filming will take place over a 3-week stretch at the end of March. Post-production will begin in June and run through October. By the end of 2018, we will begin preparing the film to send to festivals and aim to start sending it out by January. 


Independent film is alive and well today because of platforms like Kickstarter. Because of crowdfunding, more and more truly independent movies are finding audiences all over the world and getting made every day. It's not just another way to fund your project anymore, it's a bridge between audiences and creators everywhere. The more funding we can raise here the more truly independent our production will be. 
We need support from the Kickstarter community to make this the film it deserves to be.

Contribute $125 or higher for the official "Shambhala" T-shirt! 
Shirts are unisex and come in XS, S, M, L, XL. 

Designed by Hiroshi Takano.

 

We have already raised an 90% of the funds for the Japan shoot from our sponsors and still need to finalize our VFX, sound mix, color correction, and music composition.
$26k is the absolute minimum to cover all of the needs mentioned above. With the exception of your reward costs and the fee charged by Kickstarter, your donations will go towards helping us complete post-production, VFX-$3,000, Sound editing & mixing-$4,000, Color correction-$4,000, Music composition-$11,000, and Kickstarter and payment processing fee and Kickstarter Rewards - $4,000. We need the $26k to make the film happen but $40k would make it better and offer us more opportunities to push the film on the festival circuit and promote it to the audience all over the world.

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 作品概要

この作品は、実話に基づいている。 日本とダージリン(インド)、その距離5000キロ。 犯罪歴のある一人の日本人女性と、チベット仏教の僧侶。 決して出会うはずがなかった二人。 友情と淡い恋のゆくえを日本、北インドを舞台に、壮大なスケールで描くラブストーリー。 現代日本の経済格差や老人介護などの重圧に押しつぶされそうになりながらも、歯を食いしばってなりふりかま わず生き抜こうとする主人公。 そして、日本の僧侶とは対照的に厳しい戒律と恋愛の葛藤でもがき苦しむ外国人僧侶、二人の愛はやがて実るも、 過酷な現実に直面していく。

※ 本作品では政治的背景および国際問題に関する表現は含まない。

 キャスト

本編の一部は英語と西蔵語(チベット語)によるダイアローグ(対話)で撮影されるため、主演女優には20代の 海外進出に意欲的な人気若手女優・武田梨奈を起用。 僧侶役はアジアでのオーディションによって人気台湾俳優モーズーイを選出。また、二人を支えるベテランとして映画、テレビ、舞台などで活躍し、 NHK BSP「にっぽん縦断こころ旅」で人気上昇中の火野正平を起用。

 企画概要

この作品は、国際映画祭向けの作品として、世界水準の映像を可能にするため、全編ハリウッドの技術スタッフ によって撮影が行われます。ハリウッドの最先端技術で製作することにより、これまでの邦画にはない高いクオリ ティの映画作品を国内外にアピールすることが可能となります。 日米印合作で撮影することは今までになく、話題性がある企画となり得ます。 製作された作品は、ハリウッドのみならず、世界各国の映画祭に出品、劇場公開することにより、インディペン デント映画を世界に進出させるプラットホームとすることを目指します。キックスターターにおける本プロジェクトの目標額は26,000ドルです。

 クリエイティブスタッフ

プロデューサー 浅野博貴

「ヘヴンズ ストーリー」瀬々敬久監督で第61回ベルリン国際映画祭で2冠(国際批評家連盟賞、アジア最高映 画賞)を獲得する。角川映画全盛時代に数多くの映画制作に携わり、その後独立し現在のT-artistを設立し現在 に至る。主なプロデュース作品に「夢の中へ」園子温監督、「影ーshadow」河瀬直美監督、「死亡時刻」佐 藤信介監督、「ヨコハマ物語」喜多一郎監督、「YUMENO」鎌田義孝監督、「ハッピーエンド」山田篤宏監 督、「Lost&Found」三宅伸行監督、「地球でたったふたり」内田英治監督、などがあり、国内外の映画祭に て多数の受賞暦がある。最新作品に大作映画「64ロクヨン」など。

監督・脚本 関根俊夫

山田洋次氏に師事。脚本家。 映画「釣りバカ日誌」シリーズを筆頭に数多くのl映画、テレビドラマの脚本を手掛ける。 映画「釣りバカ日誌」シリーズほか。ドラマ「女子刑務所:東3号棟」シリーズ。「おふくろ先生の診療日 記」シリーズ。連続ドラマ「サラリーマン金太郎4」「フレンズ」「ひとりぼっちの君に」他。ドラマスペ シャル「がんばらない」(鎌田實原作)他、多数。

監督補佐・プロデューサー 吉川 仁士 

ロサンゼルス在住。 Barron group LLC (アメリカ合衆国)代表。 映画監督、プロデューサー。 監督作品「Anne Jennings」など、映画賞多数受賞。 2017年にテレビ界のアカデミー賞と言われるエミー賞受賞ドキュメンタリー作品「ワンダーウーマン」に携わる。ハリウッドで活躍する数少ない日本人監督の一人である。

脚本 藤原環

愛の劇場「家に五女あり」(TBS)「すてきにコモン」(TBS)ノベライズ「ヤクソク」等々、主にテレビドラ マの脚本を手がける。本作のオリジナルストーリー発案者でもある。期待の新鋭脚本家。

撮影監督 福田 浩之

ロサンゼルス在住。世界各地で、コマーシャル・テレビ番組・映画を手掛ける。 ハリウッドで活躍する日本人フィルムメーカーの一人。

  資金の用途

VFXやカラーコレクション、整音などのポスプロに使用されます。

 監督よりの言葉

 いつか、チベットの映画を撮ってみたい。監督をする予定もない頃から、そんな構想が頭の中にありました。 20年ほど前、私は一人でラサ(中国チベット時事区)を訪れてから、東チベット(四川省)、インド北部、シッキム、ダージリンやブータンなどの、チベット文化圏の人々と交流を重ねてきました。 非常に戒律の厳しいチベット僧侶ですが、日本人と結ばれた友人もいます。この映画はそんな実話を元に描かれています。 これまでチベット関連の映画は「セブンイヤーズ・イン・チベット」(1997)「クンドゥン」(1997)など数多く作られています。そのほとんどはチベット問題に触れていますが、この映画はあえて政治的問題には一切触れていません。必ずしもチベット人たちや、チベット僧侶の援助になるとは限らないからであり、抗うことで彼らを苦しめることもあるからです。 新しい切り口でチベットの人々はもちろん日本人や、世界の人々に楽しんでもらえる作品にします。 どうぞよろしくお願いいたします。

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Risks and challenges

Producing an independent feature film is a tremendous challenge and there will always be unknowns ahead.
Our job as the producers is to ensure that the planning and preparation in post-production are to the highest standard, that even in a worst-case scenario Shambhala makes it to the screen. However, it must be noted that even the most commercial films can be ready to go, fully funded, into shooting and face unknown problems that cease production.
What we do know is, that we are willing to give our time for a fraction of our normal rate to get the film made, no doubt that with our deadline there will be long working hours, but the drive you can see through our project hopefully shows the dedication and determination to keep Shambhala on track.
Thank you for checking out our Kickstarter page and welcome to Shambhala!

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