I really like Kae-chan

22 old young man, Shinji Mano can not find a job and lives a lonely life without fitting into society. One day, he met a lady who pursues her dream, working hard as a maid. He is inspired by her and move on for his new lives.

  • Nanako Nakazawa
    Director
  • Nanako Nakazawa
    Writer
  • Nanako Nakazawa
    Producer
  • Sojiro Yoshimura
    Key Cast
    "Shinji Mano"
  • Karin Tsuji
    Key Cast
    "Kae Yoshino"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    僕は、ヨシノカエちゃんが大好きだ
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 25, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    800,000 JPY
  • Country of Origin:
    Japan
  • Country of Filming:
    Japan
  • Language:
    English, Japanese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    12:5
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Nihon University College of Art
Director Biography - Nanako Nakazawa

I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, and an only child living with a single mother since when I was six.
When I was a college student, I started watching some Western films, but I've still watched Japanese films mainly. In the West, I respect Xavier Dolan, Yorgos Lanthimos, Jean-Luc Godard so far. Especially I am a fan Xavier Dolan's films and watched almost all of them. I'd like to create such a great film one day like him that is beautiful and has a meaningful story in our lives.

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Director Statement

As one of hobby of mine, I'm into an idols, because their power always motivates me. So, I'd like to make a film that could makes someone motivated. This film is the first one like it. I directed, wrote for the script, and edited of the film. It was hard, but I enjoyed the all.
The protagonists, young men and women, are friends at my art college. Also, their dream is become a professional actors.
Most of the music in the film was professionally made at my request.