Noka Films

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A Happy New Year: Key member bios

IMG_8577Hazuki Aikawa (Writer/Director): A graduate of the University of Tokyo with a background in science journalism, Hazuki has since worked in collaboration with NHK, BBC, ARTE France, Fuji and Kyodo Television. Film credits including directing short films such as “Reflection” “Gone” “Notes” “Violin and the City” “The Night” “Listen” “Upgrade” and feature documentary “Yancha”; producing commercials, music videos, and educational videos for MTV, ELLE TV, PBS, and major fashion brands. Hazuki is a founding partner of Noka Productions and Noka Films.


_MG_0024 Andrey Alistratov (Producer/Dir. of Photography): Filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. His work includes numerous narrative short films, documentaries, and commercial works that have appeared on the film festival circuit as well as international broadcasters such as MTV, VH1, and Japan’s NHK. Born in Donetsk, Ukraine and having graduated Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Economics and Literature, Andrey has worked in professions as varied as financial asset research, music recording, and finally, various aspects of film and video production. Andrey is a founding partner of Noka Productions and Noka Films.


TOKIO HeadshotTokio Sasaki (Ichiro): Tokio Sasaki is an actor born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, and is currently living in New York. Tokio holds a B.A. Degree in Theatre from CUNY – Hunter College and completed a full-time acting program at HB Studio in West Village. Tokio may be best known for his performances in films including Little Boy, Chasing Pavement, Seibutsu (“Still Life”), and Lawrence, which earned him a Best Acting Award at the First Run Film Festival in 2007. His theater credits in New York include Joan of Arc in Chamber Music (dir. Austin Pendleton), and Dr. Domoku in LUNA (dir. Yukako Yamazoe).


180969_3c451dfee0c32f99caf204b6ee1c36cb.jpg_srz_p_190_300_75_22_0.50_1.20_0Hazuki Homma (Sadako): Hazuki Homma is a dancer/performer originally from Japan, where she studied classical and modern dance. Since moving to NYC, she completed the international student training programs at Dance New Amsterdam (formerly Dance Space Center) and HB Studio, as well as the teacher training at OM Yoga Center. She has collaborated with artists such as Daria Fain, Yoshiko Chuma, Erin Malley, Meredith Monk, Mariah Maloney. Also she performed for LaMicro Theater at The NY International Fringe Festival 2012. Currently Hazuki is associate director and artist dancer of Blue Muse Dance.
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