Huyuko’s Summer

Grand Jury Award

“Beautifully crafted and timed on all levels, with a sharp contemporary balance of snark and exuberance.”

– F3 Film Magazine

Huyuko’s Summer

In their last summer of high school, Huyuko and her best friend, Noel, spend their time idly, at a crossroad to decide their career paths.

Director Profile

Shinichiro Kanagawa

Director Bio :

Commercial Film Director, born in 1980. joined Hakuhodo Products in 2003 and joined WHITE Inc. in January 2013. Major works include Meiji “R1 Lactobacillus”, “Milk Chocolate”, “TANPACT”, KIRIN “Hyoketsu”, “Sumikiri”, “Ichiban Shibori”, DODA, UNIQLO, Taisho Pharmaceutical “Taisho Kampo Gastrointestinal Treatment”, P&G “Ariel”, “Fabreeze”, Suzuki “ALTO”, Kubota, Suntory “Kinmugi Sugar 75% Off Renta!/ SoftBank/ Year-end jumbo lottery ticket/ maruho/ En転職/ Mars Japan “Be KIND”/KUMON/ McDonald’s Japan “Chicken Tattuta” “Hawaii! All Together” / LION “NANOX”, “CHARMY Magica”, “Stoppa Anti-diarrhea EX” / Yamasa / Asahi Group Foods “MINTIA” / Aflac / Nikkei Electronic Edition / Rakuten “Rakuten Travel” / JT “Hitoki-Habits Series” / FamilyMart, etc. This short film is his film debut.

Director Statement :

I have tried to express the inner conflicts that everyone experiences in their teenage years in a light-hearted way that is appropriate for the current era, without being too gloomy. I am confident that this work will be enjoyed by both those who are in the midst of their teenage years and those whose teenage years have come to an end far in the past. I have been making TV commercials for 20 years. I may be what you would call a veteran, but I am a complete newcomer to the film industry. Please give me your support.