Private Project


An ex-couple in a café, a girl sucking on her girlfriend's hair, a running woman, a fleeing town, a little girl walking along the river. In this world, there are as many forms of love as there are people.

  • Honami YANO
  • Honami YANO
  • Ataru NAKAMURA
    Key Cast
  • Chikara UEMIZUTARU
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Animation, LGBT
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 29, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
  • Language:
    English, Japanese
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Tokyo University of the Arts
Director Biography - Honami YANO

Born in Ehime, Japan in 1991. Studied abroad as an exchange student at Rhode Island School of Design in 2013. Graduated from Kyoto Seika University, Department of Animation in 2015. Received master's degree from Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Film and New Media, Department of Animation in 2017.

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Director Statement

-inner motivation

When I was a high school student, to me the shape of human chromosomes looked like wriggling people. It amazed me that biological gender and personal data are recorded in these tiny, human-looking molecules, and that they are self-determining even though they have no will.
From there, my imagination led me to a film featuring an ensemble cast comprised of these microscopic chromosomes but each depicted as independent human beings. In it, I wanted my queer will to be the intervening medium.
My aim was to portray small groups of people in very short sequences, and then create a bigger story by connecting the smaller ones – I thought that structure would be the same as chromosomes. At the time of production, I had uncertainties and perplexities about my life, so in a way I wanted to create this work to confront myself and the queer identity.