A homeless man standing in a busy street corner, intensely staring at something.
He turns on his heel and walks off. Next thing, he starts to wander from vending
machine to another, taking a peek underneath and fumbling in change windows. This is a strange half-day journey of man who just thought of collecting changes.
Genki TashiroKey Cast
Runtime:12 minutes 11 seconds
Completion Date:May 18, 2018
Production Budget:10,000 USD
Country of Origin:Japan
Country of Filming:Japan
Manchester Film Festival 2019Manchester
March 8, 2019
NYC Indpendent Film Festival 2019New York
May 10, 2019
North America Premier
SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA 2019Tokyo
June 2, 2019
After he studied at Eiga Eizo Gakuin (Film and Video Institute) in 1999 and New York
campus of the New York Film Academy in 2001, Toshiharu pursued his career as a
cinematographer. He has been working extensively in film, music video, advertising and
As a director, he won the runner-up Grand Prix at The Akira Kurosawa Memorial Short Film Competition 2006 for his “Passing Moments”.
I wanted to deliver a chance to see oneself, someone else, or certain things from a
different perspective by following through an odd behaviour of an outsider until the
reason is finally revealed.
The homeless man, the protagonist, does not have a line. He does not have a
conversation with anyone throughout the whole film. So instead of incorporating special shooting technique, I decided to focuse on rhythmic editing to take a full advantage of
characters’ body languages and facial expressions.
The more I became immersed in the production, the more strongly I felt that this
guy’s character is actually me. Perhaps it was humanness that made me feel that way, and I hope it resonates with you, too.