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INTRODUCTION

Fuyuki Shimazu, the cardboard picker, and artist create wallets made from used cardboard which he picks up among 27 countries. His wallets travel around the world to advocate the concept of "upcycling" which is the mind beyond recycling or re-use.

SYNOPSIS

From unnecessary to important.

We throw our things away.
What do we throw away?

The things my ex-girlfriend gave to me for Christmas?
I thought it was precious when I was in love with her….
but, when she dumped me, they lost their sentiment.
So, I tossed them.

But then, things that I am casting away, started screaming and yelling at me that they had a beautiful memory. Then I think twice. Is this really not important to me anymore? Or should I keep this memory that is a part of me?

Everyone has very important things.

The main ingredients of being "precious"
is the relationship between the owner and the object.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

My first documentary feature film “From All Corners” is charming and heart-warming non-fiction story about a guy who collects dumped cardboard from all over the world and makes wallets from them. Fuyuki SHIMAZU, the cardboard artist at the center of this film, is a really unique and mysterious person. I was a little surprised when I first met him two years ago. I remember being really interested in his work when he showed me some wallets he had made from cardboard. I was also inspired by his slogan “From unnecessary to important” and I hope this film spreads the underlying message about “up-cycling”, which is beyond re-cycling or re-use, throughout the world. I’m sure that through his activity, both as individuals and the world at large can change its attitude to trash. Hopefully the audience watching our film can take this slogan and give the baton to the next generation. I am very excited that this film will be seen by many, many people from all corners around the world.


- Ryusuke Okajima, Director of FROM ALL CORNERS

CAST and CREW

  • Cardboard Artist
  • FUYUKI SHIMAZU

  • Narration
  • MICHAEL KEIDA

  • Producer
  • YUKO SHIOMAKI

  • Director
  • RYUSUKE OKAJIMA

  • Editing and director of photography
  • RYUSUKE OKAJIMA

  • Los Angeles Unit Cinematographer
  • SAM K. YANO

  • Music
  • DAICHI YOSHIDA

  • VFX
  • RYO MATSUMOTO

  • Sound Mixing
  • RYOSUKE MARUHASHI

  • Assistant Sound Mixing
  • SUZUKA MIZUNO

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FILM FACT

Production Company: pictures dept. co., ltd.
Year completed: March 2018
Country of Origin: Japan
Country of Production: Japan
Languages: English / Japanese with English Subtitles
Genre: Documentary (Category: Environment)
Duration: 91 min. XX sec.
Colour / Stereo / 1:1.85
Screening Format: DCP

CONTACT
For World Sales & Film Festivals

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+81 80 1246 5869 (mobile, Japan)