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North American Premier of “Boys for Sale” to be held in LA’s Outfest

North American Premier of “Boys for Sale” to be held in LA’s Outfest

Posted by on June 03, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on North American Premier of “Boys for Sale” to be held in LA’s Outfest

After last week’s World Premier of 売買ボーイズ (Boys for Sale) in Germany, the North American premier of the documentary has just been announced on the producer’s blog DocumentingIan.

“Boys for Sale” World Premier Sells Out

“Boys for Sale” World Premier Sells Out

Posted by on June 01, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on “Boys for Sale” World Premier Sells Out

The World Premier for “Boys for Sale”, on which Ian served as producer, held its World Premier last week in front of a sold out crowd in Frankfurt, Germany.  Attended by Ian, and Co, one of the film’s protagonists, the documentary marks Ian’s first time working as a producer on a feature documentary.  More about the film and the World Premier at the 17th Nippon Connection Film Festival can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.

“Boys for Sale” to premier in Germany

“Boys for Sale” to premier in Germany

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on “Boys for Sale” to premier in Germany

“Boys for Sale”, a documentary produced by Ian about young guys working in Tokyo’s sex trade, will hold it’s World Premier this week in Frankfurt, Germany, at the 2017 Nippon Connection Film Festival.  More about the film, the team that made it and the World Premier can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.

“Suturing Cultures” to be re-broadcast May 29

“Suturing Cultures” to be re-broadcast May 29

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on “Suturing Cultures” to be re-broadcast May 29

“Suturing Cultures“, Ian’s documentary commissioned by NHK World that first aired in February of this year, will be re-broadcast on May 29.  The times and more about the program, which is about young Japanese medical students preparing for a career during which they will also see foreign patients, can be found on the NHK World page for the film.

Acres of Diamonds

Acres of Diamonds

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Acres of Diamonds

While Ian represented “Acres of Diamonds”, on which he served as one of the producers, at the East Coast premier, director Shawn Small was receiving the award for Best Short Doc at the LA premier.  More information about the film and the screenings can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.

“Mr. Hata and T” Japanese-version published

“Mr. Hata and T” Japanese-version published

Posted by on April 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on “Mr. Hata and T” Japanese-version published

For the one year anniversary of Mr. Hata and T’s reunion, over the past three days Ian has retweeted each part of their story translated into Japanese at the exact same time as the original English Tweets were posted.  Links to the recent Japanese-version and the original English-version can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.

Part 3 of series for Imperial Hotel published

Part 3 of series for Imperial Hotel published

Posted by on April 05, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Part 3 of series for Imperial Hotel published

Part 3 of the series directed by Ian for the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, has just been published.  The column and accompanying video feature “Toko-san”, the Tea Ceremony Room located inside the Imperial Hotel.  Links to parts 1-3 of this series can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.

6th anniversary of March 11 triple disasters marked

6th anniversary of March 11 triple disasters marked

Posted by on March 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 6th anniversary of March 11 triple disasters marked

It has been six years since the March 11, 2011, triple disasters of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown struck Japan.  On the DocumentingIan Blog, Ian has shared about events he has taken part in to mark the anniversary, including: “Fukushima Storyteller” press conference at Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan and film screening at Brown University (INFO) Workshop and screening in Vancouver, Canada (INFO) Screening and Q&A in Edmonton, Canada (INFO)

“Suturing Cultures” free On Demand until Feb 20

“Suturing Cultures” free On Demand until Feb 20

Posted by on February 07, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on “Suturing Cultures” free On Demand until Feb 20

Suturing Cultures, Ian’s latest documentary program, is now available to stream for free On Demand from the NHK World website until February 20.  A direct link to the film can be found here, more information about the documentary can be found on the Documenting Ian blog here, and a link to an Director’s Interview can be found here.

Personal “director’s interview” published

Personal “director’s interview” published

Posted by on February 04, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Personal “director’s interview” published

Leading up the broadcast premier of Suturing Cultures, Ian’s latest film, a private conversation between the director and his sister edited together with old family photos has been published on the homepage for the film.  Details on the piece as well as the broadcast information can be found on the DocumentingIan blog.