© 2019  Ken Yoshioka

Umishu (海酒) 2016, Japan

Cast 

Naoki Matayoshi

Mickey Curtis

Synopsis

The bar looks something different. I felt as if I was called to the scent of the place. I saw only Umesyu and the location on its menu. Is this a bar that only serves plum wine from thru-out Japan? No, the drink was too beautiful to be just only that... It drew me back to my beginning.. to the sea.

 

Screenings

・Short Short Film Festival & ASIA 2016
・Cannes Short Corner2016 
・Columbia Film Festival 2016
・Madrid International Film Festival 2016
・Subversive Cinema Society 2016
・Maine international film festival 2016 (+MIFF-by-the-Sea)
・The Indie Film Awards 2016 Award of Merit
・Best Shorts Film Competition Award of Recognition 
・Cinema World Fest Awards 2016 
・Cineplay Film Awards 2016 

・Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival 2016

・Crested Butte Film Festival 2016

​・Brightside Tavern Shorts Fest 2016

・Glendale International Film Festival 2016

​・San Diego Asian Film Festival 2016

・GO Independent Film Festival 2016 Runner Up Best Cinematography

・Jozi Film Festival 2016

・Creation International Film Festival 2016

・Portsmouth International Film Festival 2016

​・Filmmatic Filmmaker Awards 2016 Best Shot Drama/Action Finalist

・London IFF 2017 Best Director of a Short Foreign Film Finalist

​・Chelsea Film Festival 2016
​・Pasadena International Film Festival 2016