A native of Tokyo, Japan, filmmaker Ichiro Toyoshima received his B.F.A. in cinema studies from CUNY Brooklyn College in 1992. He has worked as a production assistant and an assistant production manager for TV commercial film production companies both in Tokyo and New York City, and has a number of short films to his credit including Departure, The Price You Pay, Purity of Blood, Before All That Happens, and Eladia’s Wisdom starring Charlie Hofheimer (Black Hawk Down).
In 1995, Ichiro turned to writing and developing his first feature film project. This project counts with the participation of Christine Laurent, Jacques Rivette's long-time writing collaborator, writer /director Pierre Hodgson, director of photography Jeanne Lapoirie, and renowned French actors Bulle Ogier and Laurence Cote.
Recently two of his short screenplays - A Sickness of Love and What Jessica Brown Saw - made the Special Honor List
and received Honorable Mention in the 3rd Annual 2004 American Gem Short Screenplay Contest. Currently pursuing his M.F.A. in film production at Columbia University, Ichiro is working on his dissertation film project and graduates in the 2006 class.
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