- Animation Director | Japan
Born in Wakayama Prefecture in 1959. He debuted as a directer for Franken’s Gears in Japanese anthology film Robot Carnival. Later he worked for Katsuhiro Otomo’s AKIRA as an assitant to cheif animator. He is also an original member of animation studio “STUDIO4℃”. Directing Katsuhiro Otomo’s MEMORIES, he establishes the position as an animation director. He becomes famous for music video Extra and it leads Japanese animation boom around Europe. Currently he starts and directs new creative team called “phy”.
Thomas lan Nicholas
- Actor, Producer, Director & Musician | USA
He has lived in Los Angeles since he began acting at age 6. In the first 10 years of his career, Nicholas made several feature films that shaped his career, including the now-classic “Rookie of the Year,” “A Kid in King Arthur’s Court” and the role of Kevin Myers in the “American Pie” franchise.
- Photographer | Japan
Born in Sapporo, Hokkaido in 1979. Erina Fujiwara has been working at many fields from music to culture. Previous works are magazines, such as ‘CUT’, ‘H’, and ‘GINZA’, NIKE advertiment, CD cover of Quruli ‘Waltz wo Odore‘ and Shun Oguri’s photobook ‘Oguri note’. She is one of the remarkable female photographers, who has ability to create unique atomosphere between objects and camera.
- Festival director, Tampere Film Festival | Finland
Jukka-Pekka Laakso is the festival director of Tampere Film Festival. As a festival director he shares the responsibility to strategic planning and programming with a co-director.
Jukka-Pekka Laakso acts also as the executive director for Pirkanmaa Film Centre, a non-profit organisation that runs an art-house cinema, distributes films in Finland and works in media education. Previously he has also been a film critic for magazines and radio.
Jukka-Pekka Laakso is also a member of Finnish National Council for Cinema and The European Film Academy.
- Producer | Korea(South)
he began her film career at major film production company CINE2000. Her experience and expertise spanned various fields including development, marketing and publicity through collaboration with talented directors, actors and film crew on films. She expanded her career into film production with <Spin Kick(2003)> in which she worked as Line Producer. She worked as producer for <The Voice(2005)>, the 4th edition of the <Whispering Corridors> girls’ high school horror series which began in 1998 and continued producing other titles from feature: <Officer of the Year(2011)> and <The Terror, Live(2013)> to mid-length & short films: <Two Teeth: If you were me 5(2010)>, <Fever: One Night Stand(2009)> and <Our Last Words, Live: Short! Short! Short! Show me the money(2009)>. In 2013, she awarded the 'Producer of the Year' at WIFK(Women In Film Korea). Currently she is working on several feature projects including fantasy film <MANA>, the next sequel project of the famed girls’ high school horror film series <Whispering Corridors> which is the longest running horror film series in Korea.