Interview With Ryo Kagawa Winner of Cinefern Film Award and Competition

Michiko a Film Written, Directed and Produced by Ryo Kagawa won Best Short film award

at Cinefern Film Award and Competition's March 2021.

Michiko Poster

The Film is about Michiko struggled to graduate from Akita Junior College She struggled while working in Tokyo and mastered English He was thinking of working for a UN agency such as UNICEF in the future to serve his children. He met Khan, an NGO representative of the Preschool Children's Support Organization in India, on a graduation trip to an English school. Michiko came to think of supporting Indian children as a lifework And she met Sukagawa and got married. However, due to Michiko's serious personality, she suffered from her mental illness and began to spend days repeatedly admitted to and discharged from the hospital.

On the other hand, Sukagawa grew up in a wealthy family, got a job at a first-class general

contractor with her parents' connections, and held a decent position. She married Michiko, she ran into her mental illness wall, and she felt her helplessness. And she ... Interview With Ryo Kagawa

Q: What is the basic Idea Behind the film?

Ryo Kagawa: From my own experience

It is important for human beings to live positively in any situation, and sharing one's happiness with others is linked to one's own happiness.


Q: How do you handle the Pre-Production, and Post Production?

Ryo Kagawa: In this shoot, the actor did not rely on production, but asked from a personal connection. Regarding shooting, we procured shooting and acoustic staff in the form of undertaking all shooting-related units rather than requesting individual cameramen.


Q: What do you do to stay calm during Production of the film?

Ryo Kagawa: I didn't care about anything during the production, but to put it bluntly, I leave it to the executive producer during the production. I asked the production staff to squeeze only the important parts


Q: What sort of stories excites you?

Ryo Kagawa: Depiction of human beings trying to live hard


Q: Do you think all the good stories have already been made into a movie?

Ryo Kagawa: No.

Good stories are plentiful in many aspects of life The technique of the director and creator is how to convey it to the audience in a moving and interesting way. And what we tell the audience


Q: While casting for your film you prefer to cast a well known face or any new face which fit the character?

Ryo Kagawa: No, I just want to express the sincere way of life of human beings, so I think it can be expressed even if it is not famous. The actor's usual way of life is more important than the actor's technical issues. In my film, the actor's own life is projected into the film.


Q: What is the most enjoyable thing about Production of the film?

Ryo Kagawa: It's fun to release and receive evaluations from the preparatory stage, regardless of whether theevaluation is good or bad.


Q: What is the best possible way to promote your film when you are on a tight budget?

Ryo Kagawa: After all, promotion on the Internet media


Q: When your next film is coming and what is it about?

Ryo Kagawa: Like the previous work, I want to express human love and human life.


Q: What advice do you want to give to the new and upcoming filmmakers?

Ryo Kagawa: If you want to make a movie, I want you to stand up many times and complete the movie even if you are frustrated.

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