The making of this short film ‘Echo at Satsop’ began with director/producer Ichikawa’s response to the triple disaster that occurred in her home country of Japan on March 11, 2011, when a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit the country, causing a massive tsunami that led to the collapse of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Tragically, due to ongoing radiation leakage, it’s devastating impact on the people and environment around it will continue for years to come. Prompted by the tragedies, Ichikawa and her crew were granted access to the abandoned Satsop nuclear facility in southern Washington (in the U.S.) where they captured all of the video and sound used in the making of this film. Ichikawa was inspired by the emotional juxtaposition between ethereality and fear that she experienced while being in the cooling tower, as well as by the amazing acoustic property of the space. The sound created by simply clapping hands becomes an emotional experience within the tower where Ichikawa’s act of prayer and purification are captured. ©2013 ETSUKO ICHIKAWA PRODUCTION CREDITS Producer and Director ETSUKO ICHIKAWA Cinematographer IAN LUCERO Sound Engineer TOM STILES Editors IAN LUCERO ETSUKO ICHIKAWA Woodworker LEN CULLUM Production Assistant REILLY SINANAN Set Photographers SEAN FREGO LINCOLN POTTER Supported by JACK STRAW PRODUCTIONS 4CULTURE Special Thanks To MICHAEL BARRETTE KAMALA DOLPHIN-KINGSLEY SUSIE KOZAWA GREGOR MIZIUMSKI MAYUMI TERAO POTTER ROSS READ JUNKO YAMAMOTO+ More details
This couple flew from Japan to have their wedding on a beachside property. It was a very small and special wedding with their closest friends and family in attendance. Although I don't speak Japanese, I could still sense the love everyone had by the smiles, laughter and occasional tears. Bride, Oto Kanamori : Father, Shuich Kanamori : Mother, Rumiko Kanamori : Sister in Law, Takako Kanamori Groom, Takuya Namiki : Father, Masaru Namiki : Mother, Etsuko Namiki : Sister, Hiroko Namiki Guest: Kyoko Nakazono Yumiko Yasunaga Makiko Kagawa Riku Kagawa Kyoko Moriya Keiko Moriya Hitomi Nagasaka Atsuko Nagasaka kumiko Kikuchi Takahiko Yamada Satoshi Fujita Yuzuko Fujita Hanako Idei Melissa Aykroid Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Etsuko Carper Private Chef Craig Sako and his assistant Tracy Miyashiro Flower Arrangement by Monica Domingo Live Music by Mike Cheape Photographer Aaron Chang, Driver / Assistant of photographer by Akihito Kashi Music: "The Road that Never Ends" by Kealii Reichel "Enjoy the Calm" by Drew Barefoot+ More details
Erwartung (Expectation) Arnold Schoenberg Music Director : Ajtony Csaba Director and Production Designer : Anna Etsuko Tsuri A Madame : Charlotte Leitner The Central Europa Chamber Orchestra Stage Manager Marianna Andreev Assistant Stage Director Elisabeth Gelinek Assistant Conductor Alexander Kral Make-up Sonja Grabner Technical Director Kurt Franta Master Electrician Herbert Leroch Video Director David Krohe Camera Mark Gerstorfer Ton Michael Furchtl operapommerouge(a)gmail.com+ More details
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