The Paper Crane

A young Japanese-American man must search through memories of his childhood home and an internment camp to find closure in his brother’s untimely death.

  • Aamuro Kanda
  • Aamuro Kanda
  • Jilmil Das
  • Sean Condie
    Director of Photography
  • Jilmil Das
    Sound Designer
  • Thomas Winter
    Key Cast
    "Daniel Sanada"
  • Skye Maulsby
    Key Cast
    "Ben Sanada "
  • Joseph S. Djafar
  • Thomas Sullivan
    Assistant Director
  • Reese Glick
    Assistant Camera
  • Jilmil Das
    Art Department
  • Sreeya Kairamkonda
    Art Department
  • Kai Kanda
    Art Department
  • Cat Johnson
    Personal Assistant
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 7, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,250 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Southern California
Director Biography - Aamuro Kanda

Born in Boulder, Colorado as the son of a Japanese immigrant, Aamuro has always had a fascination of Japanese culture and history. He enjoys the surrealism of Japanese media and the great story telling that goes along with it. As a filmmaker and photographer, Aamuro connects both Western and Japanese cultures to create unique perspectives on his own stories. His films have screened at multiple film festivals and outlets including the Boulder International Film Festival, Breckenridge Film Festival, and Rocky Mountain PBS. Aamuro currently attends the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. The faces he meets and the memories he makes are what keeps him going back to the storyboard.

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