ABOUT:

Narrative fiction / short

Running time : 23 min 50 sec

Completed : February 2017

Production Location : Scotland, United Kingdom

Filming location : Tokyo, Japan.

Language : Japanese (English subtitles)

Picture format : Colour / 2k

Official web site : www.nosongtosing.com

contact email : nosongtosingfilm@gmail.com

contact cell : +4407956 355054

 

 

SYNOPSIS:

Natsu, a professional femme fatale works for a typical Tokyo “Telephone Date Club”. She enjoys selling fantasies to lonely men, but as she becomes emotionally entangled in the web of her own deceptions, she finds herself unable to pay the price of her own merchandise.

 

 

 

 

Director and photographer: Lukasz Gasiorowski is an independent photographer and filmmaker born  in Poland, currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland.  His solo photography exhibitions took place in the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Sapporo Contemporary Art Institute and his Cinematography work was screened during the San Sebastián International Film Festival, Berlinale, São Paulo International Film Festival, Málaga Film Festival, Prague Film Festival and others.  No Song to Sing marks is his debut as a director. He is currently working on publishing his book The Two islands. www.lukaszgasiorowski.com    

Director and photographer:

Lukasz Gasiorowski is an independent photographer and filmmaker born  in Poland, currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

His solo photography exhibitions took place in the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Sapporo Contemporary Art Institute and his Cinematography work was screened during the San Sebastián International Film Festival, Berlinale, São Paulo International Film Festival, Málaga Film Festival, Prague Film Festival and others. 

No Song to Sing marks is his debut as a director. He is currently working on publishing his book The Two islands.

www.lukaszgasiorowski.com

 

 

Screenwriter and leading actress:  Actress and writer Maiko Takeda was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, and since graduating Temple University in Philadelphia she resides in New York City and Tokyo.  Maiko has performed in numerous New York short films over the last few years including The Misadventures Of Incredible Dr. Wonderfoot, which won a Best In Show award at Fluxfest and“Swell” which won “Best Narrative Feature” at NYLA International Film Festival. No Song to Sing marks Maiko’s debut as a screenwriter. She is currently hard at work completing her first feature script “Hiss Noise” Maiko Takeda IMDb

Screenwriter and leading actress: 

Actress and writer Maiko Takeda was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, and since graduating Temple University in Philadelphia she resides in New York City and Tokyo. 

Maiko has performed in numerous New York short films over the last few years including The Misadventures Of Incredible Dr. Wonderfoot, which won a Best In Show award at Fluxfest and“Swell” which won “Best Narrative Feature” at NYLA International Film Festival.

No Song to Sing marks Maiko’s debut as a screenwriter. She is currently hard at work completing her first feature script “Hiss Noise”

Maiko Takeda IMDb

Producer: Ewen Bremner is known for his work as an actor with directors Danny Boyle, Ridley Scott, Harmony Korine, Mike Leigh, Werner Herzog, Joon-ho Bong, Woody Allen and many other celebrated directors. Ewen produced No Song to Sing alongside filming on Patty Jenkins forthcoming Wonder Woman film and Danny Boyle’s T2 Trainspotting sequel. He is currently filming with director Shekhar Kapur on the new TNT series Will. Ewen Bremner IMDb

Producer:

Ewen Bremner is known for his work as an actor with directors Danny Boyle, Ridley Scott, Harmony Korine, Mike Leigh, Werner Herzog, Joon-ho Bong, Woody Allen and many other celebrated directors.

Ewen produced No Song to Sing alongside filming on Patty Jenkins forthcoming Wonder Woman film and Danny Boyle’s T2 Trainspotting sequel. He is currently filming with director Shekhar Kapur on the new TNT series Will.

Ewen Bremner IMDb

CREW:

Director : Lukasz Gasiorowski

Written by : Maiko Takeda 武田麻衣子

Producer : Ewen Bremner

Cinematography : Lukasz Gasiorowski

Editor : Masahiro Hirakubo 平久保 正博

Sound recordist : Jaime Sotelo

Composer : Ewen Bremner

Production manager : Megumi Sano 佐野恵巳

Assistant editor : Macarena Sierra

Camera assistant : Joshua Noel ジョシュア·ノエル

Colourist : Jon Bruce

Sound designer : Karen Imbusch

Roto Artist : Craig Lamberton

Sound editor : Kevin Walls

Makeup artist : Nao Yoshida 吉田奈央

Hair stylist : Tomoko Sato 佐藤知子

Costume designer : Tomoko Shimozaki 下﨑智子

Titles design : Maria del mar Reche

Post facilities : Edit123 / Glasgow

Song :

“Can’t Remember the Song” “あの歌が思い出せない”

Composer : Seiichi Takeda 作曲 / 武田清一

Lyricist : Kiyoshiro Imawano 作詞 / 忌野清志郎

Karaoke version arranged and produced by : Marty Hailey

Performed by Maiko Takeda 武田麻衣子

 

CAST:

Natsu : Maiko Takeda 武田麻衣子

Makoto : Takuji Suzuki 鈴木卓爾

Satoshi : Kenichi Masuda 増田健一

New suit guy : Ryubun Sumori 須森隆文

Flower guy : Issei Yamashita 山下一世

Cat guy : Shinjirou Takahashi 高橋信二郎

Cat : Miyata ミヤタ

Stubborn man : Nobuyuki Kobayashi 小林伸行

Wife of Stubborn man : Kayo Takeda 武田加代

Shibuya gal

Idol gal

Modest lady : Maiko Takeda 武田麻衣子