Omori Tatsushi (Director)

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Omori was born in 1970 into an acting family; his father is renowned butoh actor Maro Akaji, and his brother is acclaimed actor Omori Nao. Omori worked as assistant director for Sakamoto Junji and Izutu Kazuyuki before working for producer/director Arato Genjiro on "Akame 48 Waterfalls." (2003) In 2001, Omori recieved the NETPAC Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival for "Wave," a film in which he served as both producer and actor. In 2005, he makes his much-awaited directorial debut with "The Whispering of the Gods."   

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Muraoka Shinichiro (Producer)

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Born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1972. Muraoka learned film     production under Arato Genjiro, before establishing Akame Works in 2002 and producing the Arato-directed "Akame 48 Waterfalls." In 2004, together with director Omori Tatsushi, Muraoka drummed up      his staff again to set up Germanium Productions for the production    of "The Whispering of the Gods."

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Hamnamura Mangetu(Author of Germanium Nights)

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After completing middle school at a welfare facility run by a Roman Catholic monastery, he wandered the length and breadth of Japan       on a motorcycle, working a wide variety of jobs. When he was about     30, a travel magazine published his journal of a midwinter tour of Hokkaido, and with the money he received he set out to write a     novel. In 1989 his novel "Goddo burei su monogatari" (Shueisha)     won the 2nd Subaru Prize for New Writers, while "Minazuki" (Kodansha) won the 19th Yoshikawa Eiji Prize for New Writers in 1998, and "Germanium Nights" took the 119th     Akutagawa Prize. Sex, violence, music, motorcycles--he is a prolific writer of dense, fast-paced portrayals of the vitality, irritations and conflicts that the youth have. His distinctive ethical views, along     with his bold writing challenges basic values, and leaves a great      impact on readers.

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Otsuka Ryo (Cinematographer)

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Born in Saga in 1969. Otuka learns cinematography under Kasamatsu Norimichi, while serving as assistant cinematographer for numerous films, including the earlier Arato production "Akame 48 Waterfalls."(2003) He makes his debut as cinematographer with this film.

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Photography: Emori Yasuyuki

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