The next installment in the series Ian is directing for The Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, has just been published. Focusing on the building that the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed for the Imperial in 1923, the short documentary is accompanied by a column written by Ian. Links to both the documentary and column can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
At the North American premier of Boys for Sale, the documentary was honoured with the “Fox Inclusion Outfest Feature” award. Ian, one of the producers on the film, along with Co, one of the protagonists, were on hand to receive the award on behalf of the team. On the DocumentingIan Blog, Ian writes about the festival in two parts; Part 1 details the screening, while Part 2 details the award.
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.
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”, 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“, 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.
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.
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 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.
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)