Tracing the Future: Photographer Naoya Hatakeyama

未来をなぞる 写真家・畠山直哉

Hatakeyama Yohei


image002Hatakeyama Naoya’s mother was living in his childhood home in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture when she lost her life in the March 2011 tsunami. Ever since then he has frequently visited the town to take pictures. This is Rikuzentakata seen through the eyes of someone not only known worldwide for his photographs of mines and urban underground spaces, but also a native of the town.
Title in English Tracing the Future: Photographer Naoya Hatakeyama
Title in Original Language 未来をなぞる 写真家・畠山直哉
Director(s) Hatakeyama Yohei
Director's Bio/Filmography Born 1972 in Yokohama, Japan. Hatakeyama Yohei graduated from a film school and worked as assistant director for commercial companies, while making his own films. At the age of 27, he joined the Film School of Tokyo and studied filmmaking under the supervision of Sato Makoto at his documentary filming course. He worked as assistant director for Sato's Making Film of “What Is a Film Director?”. Hatakeyama made his directorial debut with “Junichi Ushiyama: Our Wonderful Television” in 2011. He then worked for video presentation of the Japanese Pavilion "Architecture. Possible here? Home-for-all" at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012 as cinematographer and editor.
This film is his second work.
Year of Completion 2015
Nationality of the Film Japan
Running Time 87 min.
Aspect Ratio Video: 16:9
Color Color
Screening Format DCPBDDVD
Shooting Locations Rikuzentakata (Iwate), Nerima (Tokyo), Paris and Lille (France)
Shooting Dates/Periods March 11, 2012 - April 5, 2014
Names of Characters Hatakeyama Naoya
Language of Commentary and Dialogue Japanese,English,French,
Subtitles Japanese,English,French
Date of First Public Screening 2015/2/15
Place of First Public Screening (Country) Japan
Date of First Public Screening in Japan 2015/2/15
Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events 3.11 Film Festival, Tokyo (Feb 15, 2015), theatrical screening at Image Forum, Tokyo (from Aug 16, 2015), YIDFF 2015 Cinema with Us (Oct 10, 2015).
Staff Credits Photography: Hatakeyama Yohei
Editing: Hatakayama Yohei, Ojiri Koichi
Music: Minato Oohiro
Narration: Hatakeyama Yohei
Others:Sound Editor: Ogawa Takeshi
Producer 'Tracing the Future: Photographer Naoya Hatakeyama' Production Committee, CINEMACTION Toyogeki
Distributor / Distribution Company Play Time
Official Website for the Film
Other Online Access to the film
Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events YIDFF 2015