My film “Gurei Zoun No Naka” or "In the Grey Zone" (website HERE), premiered last summer at the 2012 Rhode Island International Film Festival. On the final day of the festival, I had the honour of receiving the “Filmmaker of the Future Award" (HERE).
After the festival was over, the votes were tallied and the audience choice awards were announced in the autumn. “In the Grey Zone” was given the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary!
The certificate arrived in the post today.
This gives me an extra boost to finish my new feature documentary film, about the children in Fuksuhima with newly discovered thyroid cysts and nodules, which is currently in the final stages of post-production. I will be posting the trailer for that along with some new short documentary updates about Fukushima here on my blog and on my channel (HERE) very soon.
In The Grey Zone (synopsis)In the zone 20-30 km from the damaged nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, the
children of Minamisoma City are heading back to school amidst abnormally high levels
of radiation and toxic rain one month after the nuclear meltdown.
Filmmaker of the Future Award (description)Presented to a filmmaker whose vision excites audiences and judges alike about the potential to produce compelling and successful films in the future
Gurei Zoun No Naka (In the Grey Zone) | Ian Thomas Ash, Japan, 2012