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The Woman in Yellow

A Supernatural / Drama

LOGLINE:

 

A woman discovers newfound meaning through a mysterious encounter with her parents – The same mother and father who have been dead since she was a child.

 

 

STORY:

 

“The Woman in Yellow” is a heartwarming drama about a woman who gets a second chance to mend things, spending much-needed time with her mother and father. Though her parents have been deceased for decades, the love and guidance she feels around them allow for the opportunity to find what she’s been missing all along, and that was their wish to see their daughter ultimately happy. 

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DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT:

Art has been a huge part of my entire life. I have drawn and painted since early childhood, attended art college in Japan as a young adult, even had the opportunity to study film in Los Angeles. Through the years, I’ve learned to prioritize creative storytelling as well as captivating visual appeal, which I believe is paramount for making great films. I intend to offer the audience an enchanting journey through this uplifting tale about a woman simply dressed in yellow.

“The Woman in Yellow” is a short film I wrote and dedicated to my mother, who always loved and cared for me even when I lived on the other side of this planet. She lost her battle with cancer, and one of my biggest regrets is that I didn’t even get to say goodbye. Through my mother’s illness and my own personal battle with cancer, that life, though hard and relentless at times, is also… very fragile… and I’ve learned to see the beauty in all of it.

 

Having faced the very real prospect of death, and as a new cancer survivor (diagnosed October 2020), I finally realize what truly makes me happy, and it’s in the form of developing thought-provoking content and telling inspirational stories which contribute to humanity through the art of filmmaking.

STORYBOARD

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TEAM:

 

We have an A-list cinemaphotographer, professional crew and actors.

 

EIKO NIJO (Writer / Director / Producer)

 

An award-winning filmmaker. Born in Kyoto and raised in Sapporo, and graduated from Otani College in Japan. Her entertainment career began when she was in high school; then she became a prominent model in Tokyo. She made her way to Los Angeles and booked numerous commercial/ print campaigns in the US market. She wrote and directed “One Time Session,” which won Best Director and Audience Award at several major film festivals. She is also featured in many Japanese and US publications while appearing in film & TV productions, including “Eagle Eye” "Virtuosity” “Burn Notice” and “Ten Year”, starring Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson, Chris Prat, Anthony Mackey, and Oscar Issac. In 2019, she produced “Golden Toad.”

Chris Debiec (Producer)

Christopher Debiec is an award-winning writer/producer/executive with an impressive 33-year track record in all aspects of the entertainment industry. From 2000 to 2005, Chris was called on by Academy Award-winning writer/director/producer James Cameron to supervise production for Earthship Productions, “Last Mysteries of Titanic” and the groundbreaking documentary “Expedition: Bismarck” for The Discovery Channel, as well as the 3D/HD IMAX films “Aliens of the Deep” & “Ghosts of the Abyss” for Walt Disney Pictures. In addition, Chris was recruited as Vice President of Production at Entertainment One Television (e One) from 2010 to 2016. He spearheaded the alternative programming division for all non-fiction shows and pilots, as well as the development of new projects for cable and network distributors. In 2019, Chris was a Production Consultant for “The Green Knight,” directed by David Lowery, starring Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Egerton, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie and Ralph Enison.

 

MASANORI BABA (Producer)

 

An Academy Award short-listed filmmaker. Born and raised in Nagoya, Japan, Masa graduated from Sophia University in Tokyo and the University of California, Los Angeles. He worked at Distant Horizon with Brian Cox, including working on numerous projects such as “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” (Oscar-nominated film starring Idris Elba, Naomie Harris), “American East,” "Kite" (Samuel L. Jackson, India Eisley), "Pulse" sequels (Kristen Bell, Ian Somerhalder) and "Don't Look Up" (Eli Roth, Henry Thomas). In 2015, Masa directed and produced the feature documentary “SEED.” In 2016, he wrote, directed, and produced a short film, “The Oak Tree and Onigiri,” for the HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries and “Golden Toad” in 2019.

We also have Brian Hayes Currie, an Academy award winner Writer, Producer (won best Picture and Best Original screenplay for the film "Green Book" in 2019) as a collaborator. 

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