Mitsuyasu Sakai is a well-experienced writer working in the Japanese ANIME industry who is also trying to make live-action movies.
Mitsuyasu Sakai was born in 1963 in Osaka, Japan. He went to Kansai University and got master’s degree for Electronics in 1988. Then, he started both working at NTT DATA as an engineer after graduation and writing articles about Sci-Fi novels and movies for magazines as a critic. In 1995, he quit a job and became a fulltime writer, then started writing for TV ANIME shows. Since then, he has been working as a script writer and a Sci-Fi supervisor for over 20 shows from OUTLAW STAR (1998) to STAR WARS: VISIONS "The Duel" (2021). Meanwhile, he went to USC: School of Cinematic Arts to study movie/TV production from 2007 and got Master of Arts in 2010. ORBITAL CHRISTMAS is his first short film after he graduated USC. He fundraised whole budget of the movie from his fans in Japan through crowdfunding. He used his unique background that he did preproduction and postproduction in Tokyo and did production in Los Angeles with both Japanese and American staff.
Professional Affiliations
• Member, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan (SFWJ)
• Member, Mystery Writers of Japan, Inc. (MWJ)
• Member, Writers Guild of Japan (WGJ)
Semi-Finalist
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Burbank International Film Festival
Burbank, CA
2022
Official Selection
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Japan Film Festival Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
2022
Finalist
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26th Annual Fade In Awards | SCI-FI Competition
Beverly Hills, CA
2022
Award Winner
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WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
Houston, Texas
2022
Nominee
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Lonely Wolf International Film Festival
London
2022
Finalist
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USA Film Festival
Dallas, Texas
2022
1st place
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Balticon Sunday Night Sci-Fi Short Film Festival
Baltimore, Maryland
2022
Official Selection
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Carmarthen Bay Film Festival
Llianelli, Wales
2022
Official Selection
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New York Science Fiction Film Festival
New York, New York
2022
Official Selection
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New York City Independent Film Festival
New York, New York
2022
Best Sci-fi Short
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Berlin Independent Film Festival
Berlin
2022
Official Selection
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Sedona International Film Festival
Sedona, Arizona
2022
Certificate of Excellence
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Boston SciFi Film Fest
Boston, MA
2022
Winner of World Short
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Austin Revolution Film Festival
Austin, Texas
2022
Nominee
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Flathead Lake International Cinemafest
Polson, Montana
2022
Official Selection
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Jaipur International Film Festival
Jaipur, Rajasthan
2022
Best Science Fiction Short Film
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L.A. Sci-Fi & Horror Festival
Calabasas, California
2022
Best Optimistic Sci-Fi
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Space Faring Civilisation Film Festival
Watson
2022
Winter Winner of Best Sci-Fi Short
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Freewheeling Film Awards
London
2021
Semi-Finalist
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Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition
Burbank, CA
2021
Best Sci-fi Short
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OTB | Only The Best Film Awards
MIAMI, FLORIDA
2021
Best Short of the Month
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IndieX Film Fest
Los Angeles, California
2021
Best Sci-fi
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Ealing Film Festival
Ealing, London
2021
Best Film
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WILDsound FEEDBACK Film and Screenplay Festival
Toronto
2021
Official Selection
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THE SOUTH AFRICAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Cape Town
2021
Official Selection
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Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival
Sydney
2021
Official Selection
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New York Shorts International Film Festival 2021
New York, New York
2021
Official Selection
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Kalakari Film Festival
Dewas
Official Selection
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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Official Selection
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International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival
Phoenix, Arizona
Official Selection
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FantaSci Short Film Festival
Orland, FL
Official Selection
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Eko International Film Festival
Lagos
Official Selection
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Crystal Palace International Film Festival
London
Nominee
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The Fantasy Film Festival FFF - Le Festival du Film du Fantasme
Paris
Best Film of the Month (Runners-up)
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Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
Platinum Award Best Sci-Fi Short Film
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EUROPE INDEPENDENT MOVIE FESTIVAL
İzmir
Best Sci-Fi Short Film
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Eastern Europe International Movie Awards
Izmir
Award of Excellence
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Indie Short Fest
Los Angeles
Winner of Best Sci-Fi
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RED Movie Awards September 2021
Reims
College
USC: School of Cinematic Arts
Film/TV production
20072010
College
Kansai University
Electronics
19821988
Birth Date
September 19, 1963
Nickname
SAMPO
Birth City
OSAKA
Current City
TOKYO
Hometown
OSAKA
Height
6 feet
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Asian
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Virgo
Married To
N/A
Children
N/A
Mitsuyasu Sakai is a well-experienced writer working in the Japanese ANIME industry who is also trying to make live-action movies.