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SEIJI OKAMURA
< Line Producer / Bi-Lingual 1st Assistant Director / Director's Interpreter >


FEATURE FILMS / TV-CF / MUSIC VIDEO / DOCUMENTARY / OTHER WORKS


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FEATURE FILMS >


2006

TRAPPED ASHES / "Jibaku"
Elephant Studio, Hollywood, USA
U.S. SECOND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (Location in Japan)
Sean S. Cunningham - Director
Dennis Bartok, Michael Frislev, Yoshifumi Hosoya, Yuko Yoshikawa - Producers
Cellin Gluck - U.S. First Assistant Director


1995

HIROSHIMA
Showtime Networks with Daiei Co.Ltd., Japan / Canada
ASSISTANT TO U.S. DIRECTOR (Location in Japan)
Roger Spottiswoode - Director (USA)
Koreyoshi Kurahara - Director (Japan)
Kazutoshi Wadakura - Producer, Cine Bazar (Japan)
Tracey Alexander - Co-Exective Producer, Showtime Networks (USA)
Cellin Gluck - Line Producer


1994~5

THE HUNTED
Kirina Productions,Inc. (A Universal Release) , Japan / Canada / USA
ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR (Nagoya and Tokyo, Japan)
DIRECTOR'S INTERPRETER, BILINGUAL ASSISTANT DIRECTOR and TECHNICAL ADVISOR (Vancouver, Canada)
JAPANESE EDITORIAL ADVISOR (Los Angeles, USA)
J. F. Lawton - Director/Writer
John Davis & Gary W. Goldstein - Producers
Justis Green - Production Manager (Canada)


1991

MR.BASEBALL
Universal Pictures, Japan & USA
ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR / ASSISTANT DIRECTORS' LIAISON
Fred Schepisi - Director/Producer
Doug Claybourne - Producer
Bruce Moriarty - First Assistant Director


1988

BLACK RAIN
Paramount British Pictures, Japan
ASSISTANT UNIT PUBLICIST (Location in Osaka, Japan)
Ridley Scott - Director
Stanley Jaffe/Sherry Lansing/Michael Douglas - Producers
Eric Myers - Unit Publicist



< RECENT TELEVISION COMMERCIAL FILMS >


2015

“P&G [h&s for men feat. Takashi Sorimachi ver.2]” M-1 Production, Tokyo, Japan
First Assistant Director
Ken-ya Tauchi - Director

“USJ Universal Studios Japan [Universal Wonder Christmas 2015]”  TYO Productions 2, Tokyo, Japan
First Assistant Director
Ken-ya Tauchi - Director


2014

“P&G [h&s for men feat. Takashi Sorimachi ver.1]” M-1 Production, Tokyo, Japan
First Assistant Director
Ken-ya Tauchi - Director


2013

"KIRIN BEER [Tan-rei Draft Volare 2013]” ROBOT, Tokyo, Japan
First Assistant Director
Johan Kramer - Director
Kunihiko Inoue - Producer (ROBOT, Tokyo, Japan)
Satoru Miyata - Creative Director (DRAFT)


2012

"Edion [Celine Dion]” @ARMS, Osaka, Japan
Production Advisor
Yosuke Katsuno - Producer (@ARMS, Osaka, Japan)


2010


"SONY [Vaio S]” Lift, Tokyo, Japan
First Assistant Director
Ken-ya Tauchi - Director
Daiji Yoshida - Producer (Lift, Tokyo, Japan)

"AFLAC: [Running Duck]" Paradise Cafe, Tokyo, Japan
DIRECTOR'S INTERPRETER [for Mr. Maki]
Tetsuma Maki & Hideo Asakawa - Directors
Legacy Effects - Duck puppet / puppeteers
Yoshitsugu Nakamura - Producer (Paradise Cafe, Tokyo, Japan)

"Unilever: [Rexena Dry Shield]" Pict, Tokyo, Japan
First Assistant Director
Rage Himself - Director
John Miyahara - Producer (Pict, Tokyo, Japan)


2009


"SONY [SONY vaio X]" Lift, Tokyo, Japan
First Assistant Director
Ken-ya Tauchi - Director
Shun Miyashita & Daiji Yoshida - Producers (Lift, Tokyo, Japan)

"Coca-Cola Japan [Coca-Cola ZERO WILD HEALTH with Hidetoshi Nakata]" Dentsu CRX, Tokyo, Japan
First Assistant Director:Japan
Josh Taft - Director
Takumi Shiibashi - Producer (Dentsu Creative X, Tokyo, Japan)

BEHIND-THE-SCENE VIDEO

"AFLAC [Pregnant Woman] & {Retirement}" Paradise Cafe, Tokyo, Japan
DIRECTOR'S INTERPRETER
Satoshi Kameyama - Director
Legacy Effects - Duck puppet / puppeteers
Yoshitsugu Nakamura - Producer (Paradise Cafe, Tokyo, Japan)


2008


"USJ Universal Studios Japan: Universal Wonder Christmas Campaign" TYO, Japan
DIRECTOR'S INTERPRETER

"LEVI STRAUSS JAPAN: [Levi's LIVE UNBUTTONED with TAKUYA KIMURA]" Notorius 24/7, USA
Bi-LINGUAL FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Gil Baron & Alex Frisch - Directors (Method)
Neale Ferguson - Executive Producer (Notorius 24/7, Los Angeles, USA)
Production service in Japan provided by ROBOT (Tokyo, Japan)

"LG Korea / Steam Washer: [World of White]" Partizan, Los Angeles
Bi-LINGUAL LIAISON FOR JAPANESE DIRECTOR AND U.S. PRODUCERS (Location in Shanghai)
Nagi Noda - Director
Lori Stonebreaker - Producer (Partizan, Los Angeles, USA)

"SHISEIDO: [uno with Orlando Bloom] Part 2" Spoon, Tokyo, Japan
Bi-LINGUAL FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR : Japan
Junji Kojima - Director
Jin Ohkuwa - Producer (Spoon, Tokyo, Japan)


2007

"Volkeswagen Group Japan: [Hello]" Cinq, Tokyo, Japan
INTERPRETER
Toshihide Ushiroda - Chief Producer (Cinq, Tokyo, Japan)

"SHISEIDO: [uno with Orlando Bloom]" Spoon, Tokyo, Japan
Bi-LINGUAL FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Junji Kojima - Director
Jin Ohkuwa - Producer (Spoon, Tokyo, Japan)

"SUBWAY SANDWICHES U.K.: [Lite Lunch]” Mallinson TV Production LTD, UK
Bi-LINGUAL FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Steve Burrows - Director
Simon Mallinson - Producer (Mallinson TV Production LTD, UK)
** Japan production service provided by Nexus Flims **

"AFLAC: [Duck's Waltz #2: Grocery Shopping]" Paradise Cafe, Tokyo, Japan
DIRECTOR'S INTERPRETER
Yoshihiko Ueda - Director
Stan Winston Studios - Duck puppet / puppeteers
Yoshitsugu Nakamura - Producer (Paradise Cafe, Tokyo, Japan)


2006

"AFLAC: [Aflac Story #5]" Domani, Tokyo, Japan
DIRECTOR'S INTERPRETER
Tetsuma Maki - Director
Stan Winston Studios - Duck puppet / puppeteers
Mitsuyasu Adachi - Producer (Domani, Tokyo, Japan)

"SAMMY PACHINKO MACHINES: [Spider-man 2: Episode 1]" Pyramid Film, Tokyo, Japan
DIRECTOR'S INTERPRETER
Ken-ya Tauchi - Director
Kazuki Ishizawa - Producer (Pyramid Film, Tokyo, Japan)

"AFLAC: [Kindergarten]" Domani, Tokyo, Japan
DIRECTOR'S INTERPRETER
Yoshinari Kamiya - Director
Stan Winston Studios - Duck puppet / puppeteers
Mitsuyasu Adachi - Producer (Domani, Tokyo, Japan)

"NISSAN : [MILEAGE CAMPAIGN with URI GELLER: Part 1 & Part 2]" Aoi Advertising Promotion Inc, Tokyo, Japan
Bi-LINGUAL FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Hideyuki Tanaka - Director
Akira Hosaka (Aoi Ad. Promiton Inc) - Producer

"Unilever [LUX SUPER DAMAGE HAIR with Ai Tominaga]" M-1 Productions Inc, Tokyo, Japan
Bi-LINGUAL FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Ken-ya Tauchi - Director
Tatsuhiro Ikeda (M-1 Production Inc) - Producer

"AFLAC: [Aflac Story #4]" Domani, Tokyo, Japan
DIRECTOR'S INTERPRETER
Tetsuma Maki - Director
Stan Winston Studios - Duck puppet / puppeteers
Mitsuyasu Adachi - Producer (Domani, Tokyo, Japan)

"AFLAC: [Korean Soap Opera]" Paradise Cafe, Tokyo, Japan
DIRECTOR'S INTERPRETER
Kikuhide Sekiguchi - Director
Stan Winston Studios - Duck puppet / puppeteers
Yoshitsugu Nakamura - Producer (Paradise Cafe, Tokyo, Japan)


2005

"MICROSOFT: [Teacher/Full House/Imagine Cup/Start-Up/Security]" Aoi Advertising Promotion Inc., Tokyo, Japan
Bi-LINGUAL FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Andrew Douglas - Director (Anonymous Content, Culver City, USA)
Kay Ueda - JPN Producer (Aoi Advertising Promotions Inc., Tokyo, Japan)

"AFLAC: [Taro Urashima]" Domani, Tokyo, Japan
DIRECTOR'S INTERPRETER
Yoshinari Kamiya - Director
Stan Winston Studios - Duck puppet / puppeteers
Mitsuyasu Adachi - Producer (Domani, Tokyo, Japan)

"AFLAC: [Aflac Story #2]" Domani, Tokyo, Japan
DIRECTOR'S INTERPRETER
Tetsuma Maki - Director
Stan Winston Studios - Duck puppet / puppeteers
Mitsuyasu Adachi - Producer (Domani, Tokyo, Japan)

"AFLAC: [Aflac Story #1]" Domani, Tokyo, Japan
DIRECTOR'S INTERPRETER
Tetsuma Maki - Director
Stan Winston Studios - Duck puppet / puppeteers
Mitsuyasu Adachi - Producer (Domani, Tokyo, Japan)


2004

"VIDAL SASSOON _ STYLING CLAY" M-1 Productions Inc, Tokyo, Japan
Bi-LINGUAL FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Ken-ya Tauchi - Director
Takehiro Endoh (M-1 Production Inc) - Producer

"ALFA ROMEO: [ALFA ROMEO 147]" Aoi Advertising Promotion Inc, Tokyo, Japan
Bi-LINGUAL FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (JAPAN UNIT)
Luca Maroni (hfilms, Italy) - Director
Stella Orisini (hfilms, Italy) - Producer
Yusaku Tanaka - JPN Producer (Aoi Advertising Promotion, Tokyo, Japan)

"YOMIURI NEWSPAPER : OLYMPIC CAMPAIGN: [Wrestling]" TYO, Tokyo, Japan
DIRECTOR'S INTERPRETER
Masahiro Takada - Director
Takeshi Fukuda - Producer (TYO, Tokyo, Japan)

"TOYOYA : ALL TOYOTA CAMPAIGN: [Synchronized Swimming]" Monster Films, Tokyo, Japan
DIRECTOR'S INTERPRETER
Hirotaka Takada - Director
Takushi Mizuno - Producer (Monster Films, Tokyo, Japan)

"NISSAN CUBE CUBIC: [Runaway Bride]" Aoi Advertising Promotion Inc., Tokyo
Bi-LINGUAL FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (Location in Tokyo, Japan)
Jesper Ericstam - Director
Neale Ferguson - Producer (24:7, Los Angeles, U.S.A.)

"AFLAC: [Lullaby / Baseball]" Domani, Tokyo, Japan
DIRECTOR'S INTERPRETER
Ray Yoshimoto - Director
Stan Winston Studios - Duck puppet / puppeteers
Mitsuyasu Adachi - Producer (Domani, Tokyo, Japan)


2003

"AFLAC: [Hot Spring / Company Trip]" Domani, Tokyo, Japan
DIRECTOR'S INTERPRETER
Naoki Nagao - Director
Stan Winston Studios - Duck puppet / puppeteers
Mitsuyasu Adachi - Producer (Domani, Tokyo, Japan)

"TRUSCO NAKAYAMA: [Assistants]" Engine Film, Tokyo, Japan
DIRECTOR'S INTERPRETER
Atsushi Sanada - Director
Maki Agou - Producer (Engine Film, Tokyo, Japan)

"BAILEY'S IRISH CREAM: [Unforgettable]" M-1 Productions, Tokyo, Japan
Bi-LINGUAL FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Atsushi Sanada - Director
Tatsuhiro Ikeda - Producer (M-1 Productions, Tokyo, Japan)

"MICROSOFT: [Kimono]" Aoi Advertising Promotion Inc., Tokyo, Japan
Bi-LINGUAL FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Andrew Douglas - Director (Anonymous Content, Culver City, USA)
Kay Ueda - JPN Producer (Aoi Advertising Promotions Inc., Tokyo, Japan)

"TOYOTA: PRIUS" M-1 Productions, Tokyo, Japan
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR (Pre-production only)
Yasushi Kurihara - Director
Takehiro Endo - Producer (M-1 Productions, Tokyo, Japan)

"VODAFONE with DAVID BECKHAM" M-1 Productions, Tokyo, Japan
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Ken-ya Tauchi - Director
Takehiro Endo & Tatsuhiro Ikeda - Producers (M-1 Productions, Tokyo, Japan)



< OTHER MAJOR TELEVISION COMMERCIAL FILMS >

as LINE PRODUCER plus FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:


1997

"HONDA CIVIC: [MOONLIGHT]" (Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada)
"HONDA: ACCORD LS" (Los Angeles)
"HONDA: LIFE" (Los Angeles)
"TOYOTA: REGIUS" (Los Angeles)
"GUNZE UNDERWEAR: MIKE PIAZZA" (Los Angeles)


1996

"SUBARU: FORESTER 24 HR CHALLENGE" (Indianapolis)
"JAPAN MILK ASSOCIATION" (Colorado Mountain)
"SEDES: VANESSA WILLIAMS" (Los Angeles)
"MAZDA: MPV NEW MODEL" (Los Angeles)
"TU-KA PHONE KANSAI '96: BRAD PITT" (Los Angeles)


1995
"TU-KA PHONE KANSAI: BRAD PITT" (Los Angeles)
"MITSUBISHI: LANCER (VP)" (Charlottesville, Virginia)



as FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR only:


2003
"CYSCO SYSTEMS: WORLD WIDE CAMPAIGN [Meanwhile]" (Tokyo)
"MINOLTA: DiMAGE Xt" (Bangkok)"


2002
"NISSAN: TIANA [Chair]" (Tokyo)


2001
"SHINONOME W COMFORT TOWERS with MASAHIRO MOTOKI" (Los Angeles)
"POKKA: FIRST DRIP COFFEE" (Los Angeles)
"KAL KAN: CANNED CAT FOOD" (Los Angeles)
"TOYOTA: 305N/WINDOM" (Chicago)
"HOUSE: TONGARI-CORN" (Long Beach)
"SHEBA: CANNED CAT FOOD" (Los Angeles)
"LAFORET HARAJUKU: [BIG BRA]" (Location in Burbank)


1999
"NISSAN: WINGROAD" (Los Angeles)
"HARLEQUIN NOVELS" (Los Angeles)


1995
"KIRIN LAGER IV: HARRISON FORD" (Century City)
"TOYOTA: K-3/WINDOM" (Los Angeles)



< MUSIC VIDEO >


2002
BOYZ II MEN "COLOR OF LOVE" Twin Planet, Tokyo, Japan
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR & DIRECTOR'S INTERPRETER : Japan Unit
Hype William- Director


1992
THE CHILL DEAL BOYZ “MAKE YA BODY MOVE” Propaganda Films, Hollywood, CA, USA
SECOND SECOND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Matti Leshem - Director
Cellin Gluck - First Assistant Director



< DOCUMENTARY (For Television) >


1993
"SHITTERU-TSUMORI: BRUCE LEE BIOGRAPHY" Nippon Television, Tokyo, Japan
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR (Location in USA)
Yoshinori Miyai - Director


1992-3
"KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT" Skyscraper Productions, United Kingdom
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR (Location in Osaka, Japan)
Christopher Hale - Producer/Director



< OTHER WORKS >


2011

CANADIAN ACADEMY [Kobe, Japan] : Summer School for Middle/High School Students
TEACHER - FILM MAKING


APPLE, INC - Employee Training Video
LOCAL COORDINATOR (Shot at Apple Store Shinsaibashi in Osaka, Japan)
Garet Gluck - Producer [P.I.G.]


2007
"THE AMAZING RACE : SEASON 12 [Episode 9]"
ASSISTANT TO CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER (Location in Osaka, Japan)
Hayma Washington - Co-Executive Producer


1999-00
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN:
"ANIMATION CELEBRATION (9th Annual THEA Award winner)"
& “Steven Spielberg’s MOTION PICTURE MAGIC” BRC, Burbank, CA, USA
JAPANESE CREATIVE CONSULTANT
Steve Ryan - Producer


1997
A MOTION PICTURE "CONTACT" Warner Bros., Burbank, CA, USA
ACTOR "Japanese Ensign"
Director - Robert Zemeckis


1995-97
PMC PICTURES Santa Monica, CA, USA
IN-HOUSE PRODUCER - Produced Japanese TV commercial films


1984-97
SHUEISHA ROADSHOW MAGAZINE Tokyo, Japan
U.S.CORRESPONDENT - Interviewed movie celebrities / Reported showbiz news


1984-93
YOMIURI SHINBUN NEWSPAPER Osaka, Japan
U.S.CORRESPONDENT - Reported film industry news


1992
COCA-COLA Japan: TV-CF "BIG STAGE" Propaganda Films, Hollywood, CA, USA
ACTOR
David Hogan - Director
Hiroshi Yamazaki - Creative Planner (McCANN-ERICKSON HAKUHODO, INC., Tokyo, Japan)


1990
APRICOT ENTERTAINMENT, INC. Hollywood, CA, USA
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Naofumi Okamoto - President


1973
PRIME TIME DRAMA SERIES "SWEET POTATOES" MBS Television, Japan
ACTOR
Kobako Hanato - Creator



< EDUCATION >


1986 - 1988
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY - NY, USA
Tisch School of Arts (BFA)

1984 - 1986
EMERSON COLLEGE - Boston, MA, USA



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