Director, DoP, Editor
Sybilla Patrizia is an Emmy Award winning filmmaker and photographer based in Tokyo.
In her work, she merges her passion for social impact and human stories with her background in fashion to create thought-provoking stories that cross the border between documentary, art and design.
Her documentary “A Bloody Taboo” about the stigma against menstruation in Japanese society, won the Excellent Film Award at Tokyo Docs and premiered at Ji.hlava International Doc Film Festival. In 2022, Sybilla Patrizia shot the cover of the Financial Times’ HTSI Magazine, featuring Japan’s best-selling female author Mieko Kawakami
and ‘UNCENSORED: The Dark Side of Manga’ aired as the Season 3 finale of VICE on Showtime and won an Emmy Award in 2023.
Her work has been published by the BBC, VICE, NHK, the Financial Times, adidas and Amazon Prime Japan.
Clementine Nuttall is a British interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker with a background in craft and education, whose range of projects all advocate for material literacy and explore the human role in the material life cycle. Her work has been exhibited and screened worldwide.
The short “Unbroken” that she produced with Patrizia explored her work in the field and won Best Film at the 2019 Ginza Short Film Contest. In the UK she worked extensively for the Royal Household and received several prizes including the Winston Churchill Fellowship and the Japanese Ministry of Culture Scholarship. Her work has been profiled in a variety of print media, on the BBC television series ‘Living the Dream’ and in the books ‘Protecting the Sacred Space’ and ‘Hermès Japon Social Good Book’.
SACHIKO MIYASE —
Sachiko Miyase is a Japanese producer and founder of ARRDEP, a film production team fighting for diversity, that takes a proactive stance against sexual harassment in the Japanese film industry.
Miyase’s career changed course when the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 motivated her to begin screenwriting and broaden her reach into film production; producing, directing, and casting. Her first major documentary, “SANLIBUTAN,” highlighted the lives of disabled children in the Philippines. She medaled at Tokyo Filmex’s Screenplay Competition and participated in Rotterdam Lab, EFM Co-Production Market at Berlinale, and Tokyo Talents. “My Name is Yours,” which she produced, was released to critical acclaim in Japan, and Miyase was later selected as a Sundance Institute/NHK fellow.
NAOTO JOHN TANAKA—
Production Coordinator, Translator
Naoto John Tanaka is an artist based in Tokyo. His works involve the history of the land he is in, and in addition to working with visual media himself, he has professional experience transcripting and translating text between Japanese and English for existing works, including videos for ‘Don’t Follow the Wind’, an international exhibition curated by ChimPom, Kenji Kubota, Eva and Franco Mattes and Jason Waite.