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Sanpo (n.) A Walk. Michi (n.) A path.
Sanpomichi – A Path walked regularly, habitually, thoughtfully. It is the story of two mice, Hiroko & Yumi living their lives in a Tokyo apartment, as they have done for decades. Yumi is a middle-aged mouse, slightly frenzied in her caring for Hiroko, her mother, a methodical, slightly stubborn mouse. Sanpomichi is inspired by Japan and the music of Yuzo Kayama.
The story has shades of a functional Grey Gardens, with elements of Richard Scarry and Fantastic Mr. Fox, but it is truly a unique film, that promises to delight in a quiet, lingering way.
Creator, Director, Animator - Mari Ichimasu
Producer - Brianna Larson
Cinematographer, Tech. Director, Post - Brody Davis
Composer, Co-Produer - Tony Fantozzi
Properies Master - Beau Binek
Asst. Costume Design - Stephanie Phillips
Art Dept - Nike Ozaki, Kayla Olson, Jackie Pahutski, Jamie Jester, Anne Julian
Sound Design / Mix - HEARby
Mandolin - Brett Thomson