BIOGRAPHY


MITSUYO

Originally from Osaka Japan, HIKARI, also known as Mitsuyo Miyazaki is an award-winning writer, director and producer. Her debut short film Tsuyako (Drama, 2011) visited over 100 film festivals worldwide receiving 50 awards including DGA Student Award for the Best Female Filmmaker and the film was qualified for the Oscar in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, she was one of the 5 directors to create a short film for the first annual Lexus Short Films, produced by The Weinstein Company. Her live action/animated short film A Better Tomorrow (Fantasy Adventure, 2013) premiered at Festival de Cannes, special screening hosted by TWC and Lexus International. Her latest dance short film Where We Begin (Drama, 2015) premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and received 8 awards at festivals nationwide. Most recently she had participated at Sundance Institute/NHK Screenwriting Workshop in Tokyo as well as Film Independent’s Screenwriting Lab with her feature script Cantering. HIKARI holds an MFA in Film and TV production from USC School of Cinematic Arts and currently represented by Paradigm Talent Agency. She believes in the power of visual communication, and that it changes society and the minds of the people.

大阪市出身。脚本家、映画監督、撮影監督、プロデューサー。幼少の頃から合唱団を通じてミュージカルやオペラ、EXPOなどで舞台に立つ。南ユタ州立大学にて舞台芸術・ダンス・美術学部を学び、学士号を取得後、ロサンゼルスに移住。女優、カメラマン、アーティストとして活躍後、南カリフォルニア大学院(USC)映画芸術学部にて映画・テレビ制作を学ぶ。 卒業制作映画 『Tsuyako』(2011) で監督デビュー。DGA・米国監督協会で最優秀女学生監督賞を含む、合計47賞を受賞。第1回Lexus Short Filmでは日本人代表としてファンタジーアドベンチャー短編映画『A Better Tomorrow』 (2013)を制作、UULA配給ショートフィルム『キャンとスロチャン』(コメディー, 2014)、スバル・ドラマチックシネマシリーズなどを制作。ダンス短編映画『Where We Begin』 (2015) はトライベッカ映画祭でプレミア上映し最優秀短編映画ノミネーションを含む合計8賞を受賞。最近では初長編脚本作品『Cantering』がNHK・Sundance脚本ワークショップとFilm Independent Screenwriting Labに選出され、現在は来年の撮影に向け企画を進行中。ロサンゼルスと東京を起点に活動し、Paradigm Talent Agencyに監督/脚本家として所属。

FILMOGRAPHY

IMDb - The Internet Movie Database

FEATURE FILM

2018
Cantering (In Development) – Writer/Director/Producer

2017
Roll With Me (Documentary) – Co-producer


SHORT FILM

2015
Where We Bgin (Drama/Dance, 19 min) – Writer/Director/Producer
Robo Saints (Drama, 16 min), Film Independent, Project Involve – Producer

2014
Can & Sulochan (Comedy, 14 min, Avex/Softbank) – Writer/Director

2013
A Better Tomorrow (Fantasy Adventure, 13 min) Lexus Short Film – Writer/Director

2012
Tokyo Halloween Night (Comedy, 25 min) – Cinematographer

2011
Tsuyako (Drama, 24 min) – Writer/Director/Producer

2010
Another Life (Drama, 16 min) – Producer

2009
Moonlight Theater (Fantasy, 1 min) Coca Cola Refreshing Filmmakers Award – Writer/Director
Simplicity (Documentary, 3 min) Cisco System Digital Crib Contest Finalist – Writer/Director
Nebraska (Drama, 16 min) – Cinematographer

2008
Nota di Amore (Comedy, 6 min) – Producer/Cinematographer
Help Wanted (Suspense, 3 min) Winner Filmaka Entry Level Selection – Writer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor
Making It Happen (Love Comedy, 3 min) Nominee Jury Prize – Writer/Director/ Cinematographer/Editor

2007
Naya Din (Drama, 7 min) Writer/Director/Producer/Editor/Sound Designer


COMMERCIAL

ONEATHLETE “Athlete United” – Director
FARMERS INSURANCE – Stop Motion Animation Cinematographer
TAKEDA PHERMACEUTICAL COMPANY “Better Health, Brighter Future” – Co-Director
SUBARU CROSTREK “Similar Figures” – Director
SUBARU FORESTER “Brotherhood” – Director
SUBARU LEGACY "Resonance" – Director
SUBARU EXCIGA "My Dream" – Director
SUBARU BRZ “D.N.A.” – Writer/Director
SUBARU LEGACY “Birth” – Director
SUBARU FORESTER “Proposal” – Director
COCA-COLA “Moonlight Theater” – Coca Cola Refreshing Filmmakers Award Finalist – Writer/Director


INTERACTIVE VIDEO GAME

2014
“Midnight Las Vegas” Director


MUSIC VIDEO

2013
King's Road “I Choose You” Co-Director/Cinematographer

2012
V.I.C - Cinematographer

2011
MAYO KAWASAKI “Why” Director/Cinematographer

2008
MIDNIGHT THEORY "People" Writer/Director/Producer


AWARD / NOMINATION

2016
Best Director & Mary Austin Award / Excellence in Directing - Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema

2013
Best Screen Writer - Social Film Festival (Italy, June 5-9, 2013)
Nominee for the Best Director Award- Fargo Film Festival
Nominee for the Best Screen Writer - Social Film Festival (Italy, May 5-9, 2013)

2012
Linda Mabalot New Directors / New Visions Award - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Emerging Director Award - Tampla LGTB Film Festival
Honorable Mention Award - In recognition in Excellence in Filmmaking - Evolution International Film Festival

2011
Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award - Best Female Student Filmmaker
Future Filmmaker Award - Palm Springs International Short Fest

2010
Thomas B. Bush Memorial Scholarship for excellence in Cinematography
Honorable Mention Award for Diesel Commercial "Play Stupid, Live Diesel"

2009
Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmakers Award Finalist "Moon Light Theater"
Cisco System, Digital Crib Short Documentary Competition Finalist "Simplicity"

2008
Frank Sinatra Directing Award for Excellence in Directing
Filmaka Online Film Contest - Winner of Entry Level "Help Wanted"
Filmaka Online Film Contest - Jury Award Nominee "Making It Happen"