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We need your support!!  "TSUYAKO" a USC thesis film needs your help to raise the funds for the post production!
We need your support!! "TSUYAKO" a USC thesis film needs your help to raise the funds for the post production!
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Mitsuyo Miyazaki's New Dance Film "Where We Begin" Now on Kickstarter!

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Dear Tsuyako Family, 

I hope this email finds you all well and that you guys are having wonderful life ;)

First of all, thank you for reading this message, and also thank you again for your support on Tsuyako back when I was just starting my career as a director. In the last three and a half years, Tsuyako had traveled over 35 countries, 100 film festivals, winning 43 awards and 3 nomination, and was qualified for Academy Award for the year of 2012 and 2013. Tsuyako has touched many people's heart around the world, gave us the opportunity to speak at conferences, universities to talk about the film and social issues. The film was also mentioned in many articles and books that are currently in the process of being published.  Needless to say, these accomplishments would never be possible without your contribution, and we deeply thank you for believing in our vision, and giving Tsuyako the life that it deserves. 

Now, last summer, Tsuyako won a grand jury prize at Hollyshorts Film Festival, and the award came with a post production (color session) service by Company 3. But to use their service, we have to shoot the film. Thus, I have decided to make my passion project Where We Begin.  We have shot the film last month in southern Utah where I began my life in America, and now we are reaching out to friends and family to be part of our new journey. 

Where We Begin is a narrative dance short film and a collaborative piece with renown Japanese post-rock instrumental band MONO. This film touches on the current social issues of war, multi racial couples, poverty, child trafficking and the love that keeps us together which are told through visual images and dance performance.

Please visit our page - and if this project speaks to you in anyway, we would love your support in any level of contribution or even just spreading the word. We have a great list of incentives from us and MONO to ensure that you will be happy with your contribution ;)


Thank you very much in advance for your time and support!  Please contact me if you have any questions to further discuss about the project. Domo Arigatou!

May Peace Prevail On Earth, 

Mitsuyo Miyazaki & Jacob Halajian

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A Better Tomorrow Trailer now online!

Hello friends!

Just wanted to let you know that my new short film A BETTER TOMRROW's Trailer went live on youtube. Check it out! -

Also there is a free screening of ABT tomorrow as part of Short Short Film Festival & Asia. Stop by if you are in the neighborhood :)

June 8th 15:20pm at Omotesando Hills, BF3 Space O (with special guest - Tetsuya Betsho, Den Den, etc)

A BETTER TOMORROWの予告編がアップされました。そして明日午後、Short Short Film Festivalの一環として上映会が行われます。よろしければお立ち寄りください。

6月8日(土)15:40~17:50 (開場15:20)

場所:表参道ヒルズ B3F スペース・オー、入場無料

映画祭代表の別所哲也、GQ編集長の鈴木正文氏、Den Den etc.

Have a beautiful weekend!

Love and light,


Mitsuyo's new film A BETTER TOMORROW - Produced by The Weinstein Company

Hi everyone ;)

Hope this email finds you well!

So I spent my last 5 months directing a short film called A BETTER TOMORROW for The Weinstein Company and Lexus, and its finally finished! 

About the project/films/directors -

We are having world premiere at Cannes Film Festival this Sunday May 19th at 5:00pm at Olympia 2 Cinema. The film will also be available at Cannes Short Film Corner, and will begin the festival circuit in early June. But if it goes up online I will let you know ;)

Thank you all for the great supporter. If you like to find more about the film, our production diary and weekly updates, please join my Facebook page. 

With love, 


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