Message from Seiichi Hishikawa

My original idea was to make an original film until I saw the SSF poster by Kinpro. The image gave me a strong sensation so I changed my plan and decided to use Kinpro’s art to make an animation. Some of the characters in the film are paper cut-out and have been moved by hand and I hope the audience can feel the atmosphere created by this tangible tactile method.

Many tragic events happen all over the world. Crying and laughing through the “movie” and “story” can enrich the world. It is a great thing to be able to keep a pure heart forever, and I hope the audience will catch something pure and enriching from the film.

Seiichi Hishikawa

Seiichi Hishikawa

Filmmaker, Art Director, Photographer

Born in Tokyo in 1969. His career began in the music industry before moving to the US in 1991 and eventually making his base in New York. He transitioned into the visual arts industry working as an engineer across all genres from television to motion picture feature films. After returning to Japan he worked full-time in production and in 1997 he participated in the foundation of the “Drawing and Manual” Design Studio. In 2011 “Xylophone”, a commercial he directed for NTT Docomo, won three awards at the Cannes Lions. This film has been screened at international conferences such as TED thereafter. Now, his first photo exhibition will be held 2011.