Filmmaker/Japanese Linguist

Bobby White – Japanese Linguist and Cultural Specialist, Filmmaker

Los Angeles, California

Mobile             (310) 652-0981

Bobby White is fluent in filmmaking, music and audio production, and speaks fluent Japanese with no discernable accent. His work is comprised of some combination of these skills. Experienced in all formats and venues from theatrical motion pictures, TV, theme parks, photo books, advertising and internet. Highly experienced at mixing creativity, technology, and the East and the West amongst the highest circles in the entertainment industry.

Bobby White has worked one-to-one in various capacities as producer, director, screenwriter, and linguist/dialogue coach with the following artists and specialists on location and in studios:

Actors: Geena Davis, Rinko Kikuchi, Diane Lane, Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Koh Shibasaki, Brooke Shields, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis.

Movie and Videogame Specialists: motion picture producer - Pam Abdy, animal trainer - Ray Berwick, XBox Co-creator - Seamus Blackley, imaging technology - Evans and Sutherland Real Time 3-D Satellite Imaging Systems, vfx supervisor - Charlie Gibson, vfx producer - Pamela Easely Harrison, vfx production - Industrial Light and Magic, videogame developer - Tomonobu Itagaki, executive producer - Laurence P. Pereria, motion picture director - Carl Rinsch, videogame developer - SEGA Sonic Team, videogame developer - Suda 51, vfx supervisor - Doug Smith, motion picture director - Ronny Yu.

Musicians: guitarist - Adrian Belew, singer - Pat Boone, drummer - Clayton Cameron, pianist - Billy Childs, singer - Julio Iglesias, band - Kid Creole and the Coconuts, producer - Tetsuya Komuro, film composer - Anthony Marinelli, drummer - Mitch Mitchell, composer - Rick Nowels, percussionist - George "Baboo" Pierre, composer - Billy Steinberg, composer - Shigeru Umebayashi, band - Yellow Magic Orchestra.

JAPANESE LINGISTICS WORK

2012, "Nintendo 3DS", Green Dot Films, TV commercial, Japanese Dialogue Coach.

2010~2011, "47 Ronin", starring Keanu Reeves, Universal Pictures, theatrical motion picture, Japanese Dialogue Coach for Keanu Reeves and English Dialogue Coach for the Japanese actors.

2009, "Devil's Third", THX, Interpreter/Translator for Seamus Blackley (Co-Creator, X-Box) in all creative and business communications for Valhalla Game Studios' video game production deal with THX.

2006, "Fearless", starring Jet Li, Rogue Pictures/Universal, Edko Films, Japanese Interpreter for Music Editorial Dept. Worked alongside Director Ronny Yu and Composer Shigeru Umebayashi.

SCREENWRITER WORK

2009~2010, "Moscow Nevada", story and screenplay, commissioned by Laurence P. Pereira (Exec. Producer, "Predator").

SUBTITLE WRITER/EDITOR WORK

2011~2012, Hulu, Subtitle Editor/Digital Video Producer, restored subtitles and prepared movie and TV titles for release.

2009~2010, Ascent Media (now part of Deluxe), Subtitle Editor, restored subtitles from the Paramount motion picture library.

Feature Films on DVD:

- "Ju-on, the Grudge", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Boa vs. Python", feature film, English to Japanese Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Shogun's Assassin", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Karate Inferno", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "The Executioner", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "A Touch of Fever", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Female Yakuza", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Three Extremes, Box", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Kadokawa Horror Anthology", video series, Subtitle Editor.

- "Tokyo Psycho", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "The Last Supper", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Who's Camus, Anyway?", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Juon, the Grudge 2", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Wandering Ginza She Cat Gambler", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Horrors of Malformed Men", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Sexy Deadly Legend; Female Demon, Ohyaku", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Sexy Deadly Legend, Okatsu's Epic Journey", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Three: Going Home", feature film, Subtitle Editor.

-"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", feature film, Japanese Subtitle Format Editor.

-"Gone in 60 Seconds", feature film, Japanese Subtitle Format Editor.

-"High School Musical 2", feature film, Japanese Subtitle Format Editor.

-"Alias", DVD, Japanese Subtitle Format Editor.

-"Casanova", feature film, Japanese Subtitle Format Editor.

-"Captive Factory Girls 1", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Captive Factory Girls 2", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Maid Droid", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Tokyo Train Girls 1", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Tokyo Train Girls 2", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Tokyo Train Girls 3", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Tokyo Train Girls 4", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Killer Car", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Roommate", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Scream Girls", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Slaughter Island", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Demeking", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"DeathTube", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Psycho Shark", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Survive 1", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Survive 2", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Hide and Go Kill", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Hide and Go Kill 2", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"DeathTube 2", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Sexy Rangers", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Hecto Pascal", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Kill Ugly TV", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

Television Series:

- "Thick and Thin", NBC TV pilot, English to Japanese Translator.

- "Sons and Daughter", NBC TV pilot, English to Japanese Translator.

- "Desire", TV series, English to Japanese Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Takeshi's Castle", TV series, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

Concerts, Music Videos, Documentaries:

- "Draco, Al Natural", concert documentary, English to Japanese Translator.

- "Ben Harper", music video and concert documentary for DVD, English to Japanese          Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Perfect Circle", music video collection for DVD, English to Japanese Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Beenie Man", music video and concert documentary for DVD, English to Japanese Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Sunday Driver", documentary for DVD, English to Japanese Translator.

Videogames:

-"Smackdown vs. RAW, 2008", videogame, Subtitle Editor.

Featurettes, Promos, Trailers:

- "Audtition", DVD director's introduction, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Battle Royale", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Dead Leaves", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Ghost in the Shell", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Arakimentari", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Premonition", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Street Fighter", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Street Fighters", movie promo, English to Japanese Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Marebito", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Reincarnation", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Three Extremes, Box", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Masters of Horror, Imprint", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Blind Beast vs Killer Dwarf", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Screwed", movie promo, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Karas", movie promo, English to Japanese Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "The World's Fastest Indian", movie trailer, English to Japanese Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "One Last Thing", movie trailer, English to Japanese Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Fido", movie trailer, English to Japanese Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Captive Factory Girls", featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Captive Factory Girls 2", featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Killer Car", featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Roommate", featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Scream Girls", featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Slaughter Island", featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Demeking", movie trailer, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"DeathTube", featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER WORK

Special Attraction Films:

-"Voyage of Di Liefde", 1989, Full scale live action sea battle movie shot with multiple 65mm cameras for the world's largest 280 seat simulation theatre at Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park, Nagasaki, Japan. Live Action Unit Director/Producer/Music Producer.

Television:

-"Asayan, Komuro Magic", 1997-99, Reality Talent Search Show for Japanese and Taiwanese TV networks.  Co-Producer/Programming Consultant.

-"CineChart-USA", 1993-95, Weekly Movie Info Show for the Wowow Movie Subscription Network of the Japan Satellite Broadcasting System.  Show Creator/Director.

Television Commercials:

-"Noevir Cosmetics, Fly Away", 1999, music-Lenny Kravitz, Creative Director/Producer.

-"Bridgestone, BEAM Golfballs", 1998, Producer.

-"Honda, Torneo Automobile", 1997, Stills Image Concept/Producer.

-"Daihatsu, Move Automobile", 1996, 3D satellite imaging-Evans & Sutherland, Concept/Producer.

-"Kirin, Mets Softdrink", 1995, DP-John Leonetti ("Mask"), Vfx Producer-Pamela Easely Harrison ("Terminator 2", "True Lies", "Cliffhanger"), Vfx DP-Doug Smith (Vfx Oscar, "Independence Day"), music-Queen, Executive Producer.

-"Honda, Del Sol Automobile", 1995, Stills Producer.

-"Suntory Whiskey", 1992, featuring Keanu Reeves, Stills Director.

-"Recruit, From A to Z Magazine", 1991, computer graphics- Industrial Light and Magic and CGI Supervisor Charlie Gibson (Oscar, "Babe"), Producer.

-"NTT, Mova Cellphone", 1991, featuring actor-Bruce Willis, Director.

-"Sato Kogyo Land Developers", 1991, Producer.

-"Lumax Restaurant Group", 1991, Producer.

-"Best Electric Retail Electronic Appliance", 1991, Producer.

-"Daikin Air Conditioners", 1991, featuring guitarist Adrian Belew (King

Crimson/Tom Tom Club), Producer/Vfx Supervisor.

-"Bridgestone Tires-", 1991, Producer/Technical Director.

-"Tsukasa Land Developers", 1990, Producer.

-"Nikko Shoken Stock Brokerage", 1990, Producer.

-"Japan Bicycle Assoc.", 1990, Producer.

-"Kyushu Credit Card", 1990, Producer.

-"Daikin Air Conditioners", 1990, featuring guitarist Adrian Belew (King

Crimson/Tom Tom Club), Producer/Vfx Supervisor.

-"Fuji Camera", 1990, Producer.

-"Craven Cigarettes", 1990, featuring actor-Kevin Sorbo, Producer.

-"Panasonic HDTV", 1989, Producer.

-"HeartCard", 1989, Producer.

-"Japan Bicycle Assoc.", 1989, Producer.

-"Lever Shampoo",1989, Producer.

-"TDK Audio Tape",  1989, Producer.

-"Nihon Usen Shipping", 1989, Producer.

-"Honda Motorcycle", 1989, Producer.

-"Bridgestone Bicycle", 1989, Producer.

-"HeartCard Credit Card", 1988, Producer.

-"Toshiba LapTop", 1988, Producer.

-"Honda Motorcycle", 1988, Producer.

-"Bridgestone Bicycle", 1988, Producer.

-"Kao Shampoo", 1987, Producer.

-"All Nippon Airways", 1987, Producer.

-"HeartCard Credit Card", 1987, Producer.

-"Toshiba Aurex Audio Components", 1987, music-Pet Shop Boys, Producer.

-"Toshiba Aurex Beat Box", 1987, Producer.

-"Kirin Orange Softdrink", 1987, Producer.

-"Yukijirushi Ice Cream", 1987, Producer.

Advertising Music:

-Toyota Prius, 10th Anniversary, Producer

-Honda Innova, Producer.

-Access Toothpaste Rock Version, Producer.

-Access Toothpaste Tango Version, Producer.

-Kenwood Cordless Phone, Producer.

-Kenwood Answering Phone, Producer/Lyricist

-Kenwood Cordless, Producer.

-Daimaru Men's Suits, Producer.

-Southern Kyushu Credit, Producer.

-Tucasa Group, Producer.

-Lumax, Producer.

-Best Electric, Producer/Co-Composer/Lyricist

-Canon Europe, Producer/Guitar

-Mitsubishi Gallant, Producer/Composer/Lyricist

Interactive Video Games:

-"Devil's Third", THX, 2009, Creative/business presentation and negotiations with Seamus Blackley for Valhalla Game Studios.

-"Sonic Adventure 2", SEGA, 2001, Producer/Director of Computer Graphics.

-"Burning Rangers", SEGA, 1998, Producer/Director of Localization/ADR, Dialog Editor.

-"Enemy Zero", SEGA, 1997, Producer/Director of Localization/ADR, Dialog Editor.

-"Lunacy", SEGA, 1996 Producer/Director of Localization/ADR, Dialog Editor.

-"Three Dirty Dwarves", SEGA, 1996, Producer/Director of Localization/ADR.

-"Jurassic Park", SEGA, 1992, Producer/Director of Localization/ADR.

Books:

-"Iron Stills", 2013, photo book of iconic 1930s American art deco by Photographer Yasushi Handa, Co-Producer.

-"Brooke Shields: Secrets", 1992, glossy coffee table photo book of Brooke Shields, Creative Producer.

-"LA Exotica", 1992, a glossy photo book of nudes featuring former Playboy and Penthouse models. Producer.

GENERAL BACKGROUND:

1993~present:

Independent Director/Producer/Japanese Linguist

1987~1992:

Chief Producer-AT&Cosmo/Brentwood Pictures. Principal in building a $15 million per year boutique commercial production house. Billings ranged from $1~2million per finished minute.

1983~1986:

Independent Japanese Bi-lingual Production Manager/First Assistant Director for 35mm film format movies and commercials.

1980~1982:

Fuji Telecasting/Sankei Media Group, Los Angeles Bureau.  Assistant to General Manager.  Functions: field director-news, remote sports broadcast truck director, unit director-sports, live satellite feed coordinator, entertainment business interpreter, group committee media research and strategy, network programming strategy.  On international live satellite shows, I've worked on two PGA Championships, a Dodgers/Yankees World Series broadcast, and two music variety shows in various capacities as Unit Director, Satellite Feed Coordinator, TV Production Manager. 

Education:

Bachelor of Science, International Business Marketing, Cal State University, Los Angeles. 

Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Dean's List.

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles , California, USA

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