Friday, December 31, 2021

"Ushiku" included in Third Window Films' Top 10 Japanese films of 2021

Extremely honoured for "Ushiku" to be included in Third Window Films' Top 10 Japanese films of 2021 (LINK)!! Thank you, Third Window Films, for your support!

Monday, December 27, 2021

"Ushiku" to be released in Japanese cinemas in 2022!


BREAKING: the distributor 太秦株式会社 (Uzamasa) has just announced "Ushiku" will open in Tokyo’s イメージフォーラム (Image Forum) theatre on February 26 with a nationwide theatrical release to follow! 

I am in awe of the courage of the participants in the film who continue to speak out and share about their experiences in Japanese immigration detention. And I am extremely grateful to our team and supporters.




Friday, December 24, 2021

"Ushiku" selected as of the Japan Foundation's "Japanese Movies to Represent 2021"

The Japan Foundation's "The Japanese Film Festival (JFF)", a project to promote Japanese film around the world, has just released it's annual list "Japanese Movies to Represent 2021, Selected by 7 Experts from Around the World". I am extremely honoured for "Ushiku" to be selected by Nippon Connection Japanese Film Festival's Marion Klomfass where she wrote "One of the most important films this year for me was Ushiku by Thomas Ash".



JFF(Japanese Film Festival)は、国際交流基金が実施する海外への日本映画促進事業です。


Friday, December 17, 2021

"Ushiku" voted one of the 20 Best Japanese Movies of 2021

I am extremely honoured my new documentary "Ushiku" has been included in Asian Movie Pulse's annual lists of the "Best Japanese Movies" and "Best Asian Films"!

The 20 Best Japanese Movies of 2021 list can be found here:

The 25 Best Asian Films of 2021list can be found here: