The Digital Revolution allows resourceful filmmakers to utilize the new tools and avenues of distribution to bring their vision to audiences. This ease of access to production is a welcome innovation that has to be allied to the fundamentals of screenplay writing. Production has been revolutionized, but the eternal truths of successful film remain unchanged - story is everything. No matter your budget, genre or production environment, in order for your film to engage an audience you need to go through a script development process with a professional screenwriter. KIBO factory will help you combine new technologies with best practice in screenwriting. I specialize in screenplays set in Japan or with Japanese elements included. Get in touch to discuss how I can help with the writing of your project.
Based in Yokohama, I am an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker working between Japan and the UK. I studied at New York Film Academy and The Media School, Bournemouth University, where I received a PhD in Screenwriting in 2018. I have attended workshops, seminars and masterclasses with industry professionals such as Stephen Cleary (UK Film Council), Philip Shelley (Channel 4, UK). Keishi Otomo (Ruroni Kenshin) Peter McDougall (BAFTA), Gub Neal (Cracker, Prime Suspect), Allan Cubitt (The Fall), and Brian Cox (Actor, Succession, X-Men). I worked for two years on the UniJapan project J-Pitch, advising Japanese producers on how to attract international financing for their projects. My feature screenplay The Agent was a Final Draft Big Break semi-finalist.
I consult on project development with various production companies in Japan and overseas, particularly projects that have Japan elements. My short films, both English-language and Japanese-language, have screened and won awards at various international festivals. You can find my IMDb page here.