This article was written By Jon Jung on 31 Jul 2010, and is filed under ALL Episodes, Bonus Episodes, Interviews.

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About Jon Jung

Jon Jung (aka “Coffin Jon”) is the producer and host of the VCinema podcast and editor-in-chief of the VCinema blog. He contributed several essays to World Film Locations: Tokyo (Intellect, 2011). Jon lives in San Francisco, but wishes he was back in Japan where he lived for seven years.

Shinsedai Special Podcast Report #1 Director's Spotlight: Momoko Ando

This is the first of four podcast episodes recorded for the Shinsedai Cinema Festival which happened on July 22nd – 25th.  Specific details about the festival can be found in the remaining three special episodes and at the Shinsedai official website.

In this episode, we shine the spotlight on Momoko Ando, a new, young, and talented director from Japan.  In 2009, she completed her debut feature length film “Kakera: A Piece of Our Life” which has since received many accolades and been the darling of the festival circuit.  The film has since been released on DVD in the UK on Third Window Films.

In the first half of this episode, I sit down with Marc Saint-Cyr of the Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow and we discuss and review the film.  In the second half, we interview Momoko herself about her film, being a female director in Japan, and her next film project.

Directly download this episode here.

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  1. […] weekend, check out Jon Jung’s photo album he put up on Facebook and take a listen to his VCinema podcast on the website Varied Celluloid, in which he and Marc Saint-Cyr talk about Kakera, followed by an […]

  2. Peni Gardner
    21 May, 2012

    Interesting first episode. Can’t wait to DL your other episodes.

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