An outcast Japanese street musician who suffers from flying bug in his brain, finds himself in Brooklyn to get away from his pain.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Kenji Hayasaki was born in Saitama, Japan in 1981, and left his country by himself at the age of 16. Since studying film at NYU, Kenji has produced and directed many documentary, narrative, and experimental films.Some of the films are nominated and screened at various international film festivals, one of which titled “Life” was even broadcasted through cell phones in Japan as a new stream of internet services. “Life” was also marked as a top film at Con-Can Movie Festival, by Jean Michelle Frodon, a renowned film critic/ editor in chief of Cahier Du Cinema.His artistic and productive approach was widely recognized in many TV productions and commercial videos.Kenji, however, has resigned the production company he has worked for 2 years, to explore more artistic videos.Shortly after his resignation, Kenji produced Music Video “Balis” in collaboration with a respected experimental musician Takuya Nakamura. “Balis” earned him a Remi Award at World Fest in Houston, as well as a nomination at Fest Film Festival in Portugal.Kenji’s most recent short film “Brain Bug” is made to hit the festival circuit starting from October 2009. He is currently in pre-production for his debut feature film “Off the Route”.