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KOKOYAKYU: HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

KOKOYAKYU: HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

World Premiere

Director: Kenneth Eng

United States, 2006, 53 min

Shooting Format:HDCAM

Festival Year:2006

Category:Documentary Feature

Cast:Hideshi Masa, Takahiro Maeda, Hitoshi Takashima, Ryoichi Haruki, Yoichiro Furukawa

Crew:Producers: Alex Shear, Takayo Nagasawa - Screenwriter: Alex Shear - Cinematographer: Jake Clennell - Original Score: Karen Tanaka - Second camera: Takeshi Inamura - Co-producer: Casey Meade

Sales:Alex Shear c/o Projectile Arts, Inc., 80 Franklin Street Brooklyn, NY 11222 - T: 718-210-3562

Email:alex AT projectilearts.org

Synopsis

Taking Western viewers inside a never-before-seen world, the film follows two of the 4,000 high school baseball teams in Japan striving to make it to the National Championships at Koshien Stadium. Much more just than a game, this martial arts baseball has a deeper purpose: the forging of the spirit.

About the director

Kenneth Eng obtained his film degree from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. He has directed/edited several documentaries and short films, including the Projectile Arts feature doc "Take Me to the River". Eng directs and edits music videos, electronic press kits and short-subject documentaries through the TriBeCa production company he co-founded, Python Aquarius Productions.

Notes

Director Kenneth Eng, Writer / Producer Alex Shear, and Producer Takayo Nagasawa will be available for Q&A after the screening.

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