The Seat

An old school building in the forest.
Nobody knows where it’s in right and when it is.
There was a woman who just has being read through post cards.
She has set up red chairs behind a red curtain in the classroom.
And then, other women who wrote the postcards appeared suddenly in the moment those chairs were perfectly prepared.
They just want last one seat.
It is time the game gets started.

  • Tomoh Ueda
    Director
  • Fusae Nakamura
    Director
  • Fusae Nakamura
    Writer
  • Tomoh Ueda
    Producer
  • Megumi Funaki
    Key Cast
  • Yuko Koiduka
    Key Cast
  • Maki Enami
    Key Cast
  • Kumiko Ogawa
    Key Cast
  • Moeko Iwate
    Key Cast
  • Rin Fukuyama
    Key Cast
  • Kayo Ono
    Assistant director
  • Maki Houshimaru
    Make-up artist
  • Tomoh Ueda
    Director of photography
  • Kouzou Sasaki
    Director of photography
  • Tomoh Ueda
    Editor
  • WORKHOLIC LLC
    Shooting devices provided by
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Fantasy, Japan Culture
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 14, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 JPY
  • Country of Origin:
    Japan
  • Country of Filming:
    Japan
  • Language:
    English, Japanese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director - Tomoh Ueda, Fusae Nakamura
Director Statement

Fusae Nakamura, the supervisor of the theater company "Teppentoe", uses her original acting method called "The
etude of chair taking game".

Tomoh Ueda, the videographer in Hiroshima, visualized as a short movie inspired by
her method.

"The Seat" is almost non verbal and sppining a story only by actor's expression and scenery.