AKIRA’S FRIEND
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION7
Director ASANO Yukiyasu
Country Japan
Year 2010
Running Time 30'
Definition/Color Color
Genre Fiction
Premier Status International Premiere
Introduction
Akira is picked on because he lives alone with his mother. He sends a note saying “I’m going to kidnap you!” to get his secret crush Natsumi to notice him. He’s just kidding, but when his teacher sees the note and thinks it’s for real, it becomes a big deal and Akira winds up with his unemployed loser uncle Yoshihito as his bodyguard.
Director
ASANO Yukiyasu
Born in 1977. He started his career as a director while in Tokyo Visual Arts School. <A NEW FEELING OF SOMETHING HAPPENING> that is an Independent production film was accepted for PIA Film Festival Award 2004. <CATCHBALL WITH NICOLE> that is an Independent production film was accepted for PIA Film Festival Award 2006.