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Naoki Ichio is a Japanese filmmaker, director and writer.

He was born in 1965 and began filmmaking with 8mm film in University.

He started his career by writing audio dramas for NHK at 25 years old.

In 1996, the theatrical play “Death of a political boy” which was written and directed by him won the Grand Prix at Actors Festival in Nagoya.

In 2001, his first feature film ”Oboreru hito (A Drowning Man)” nominated a young filmmaker’s award in Vancouver and Pusan International Film Festival.

His second feature film is “Shinjuu tenshi (Synchronicity)” and third feature film is “Gokuraku no ojisan”.

From 2015, he is making short films and showing them on Vimeo and YouTube.

Filmography (since 2000)

2015 ~ Short Films Vimeo YouTube
2012 “Gokuraku no ojisan”
Cast: Kyoko Makino, Shinsuke Watanabe and So Kitamura
2011 “Shinjuu tenshi (Synchronicity)”
Cast: Machiko Ono, Tomohiro Kaku, Hikari Kikuzato, and others
2001 ”Oboreru hito (A Drowning Man)”
Cast: Shinya Tsukamoto, Reiko Kataoka, and others