マカリス

STORY

A cold-hearted reaper, MAKHALISS, does not hesitate take lives of humans because of her grudge against them. She believes they are all better off dead because death brings peace to their spirits. One day she meets a dying 17 year-old girl, Satsuki, who suffers from the guilt of leaving her single mother behind. As MAKHALISS witnesses the tragic fate of SATSUKI and her mother, she learns why some spirits choose to suffer and how love could be so cruel yet beautiful.

DIANA ACEVEDO YUI OHTA   KOTOMI HIROTA 

GLEN CASPILLO  MIO KIYOTA  EIGO TANAKA  TAKESHI MASAGO  ARASHI SHIMONOSONO

Directed by KOJI YAMAMOTO  Written by KOJI YAMAMOTO  CARSTEN DAU  KENTA IKEDA

Produced by KOJI YAMAMOTO  KAZUKI ENDO  SAORI YAJIMA  HIROAKI MORI  MARIKO ARAI

YUICHIRO YATAKE  RYAN TILLOTSON  JOEY HARRIS  Director of Photography NICHOLAS MATTHEWS

Art Director SARA MATSUTAKE  IROHA FUKAYA  Sound Supervisor MATT BRODNICK  HMU REIKO FUJISAWA  Funded by KAMEI KOGYO  COAST VISION PRODUCTIONS

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Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2020 Nominee

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2019 Nominee

Worldfest Houston 2020. Gold Remi Award Winner

Lift-Off Global Network Tokyo 2020 Nominee

Nice International Film Festival 2020. Nominated for 4 Awards

New York Japan Cinefest 2020 Nominee

Japan Indies Film Festival 2020 Nominee

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles 2020

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REVIEW

"Every frame of Makhaliss is beautifully and meticulously crafted by the director Koji Yamamoto. The film is merciless in reflecting the depth of love and human suffering, and in this way it is honest and courageous."
 

- Miki Dezaki, Filmmaker - “Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue”

STAFF & CAST

[Director:KOJI YAMAMOTO]

Koji considers himself full time filmmaker and part time musician. Born and raised in Japan, Koji moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18 and studied filmmaking at California State University, Long Beach. ​Being one of the few English-speaking bilingual directors in Japan specialized in the American style of filmmaking, Koji has directed projects for many large international companies such as POKERSTARS, AIRBNB, FWD GROUP and Japanese corporate such as SONY and SQUARE ENIX.

ニコラス・マシューズ

[DP:NICK MATTHEWS]

Raised in a fundamentalist Bible Belt community that banned movie theaters, cinematographer Nicholas Matthews found filmmaking. Since then, he’s shot features, shorts, music videos, and commercials in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and across the U.S.CUCK, his latest theatrical release, was described as "a lurid psychosexual nightmare" (Hollywood Reporter) & “a vitally relevant work...repellant, honest, & astute” (The Guardian).  The film premiered at the Cleveland International Film Festival before winning the Seymour Cassel Award at the Oldenburg Film Festival.

マット・ブロードニック

[SOUND:MATT BRODNICK

Matt is a bilingual sound specialist who's worked on many films, commercials and tv shows both in the US and Japan. He is a co-founder/owner of Los Angeles-based production sound collective, BAMFSOUND.

CAST

MakhalissDiana Acevedo

SatsukiYui Ohta

MotherKotomi Hirota

Male ReaperGlen Caspillo

Eigo Tanaka

Mio Kiyota

Takeshi Masago

Arashi Shimonosono

NEWS

[TBA]

MEDIA

[Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2020. Q&A]

 
 
 
 
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