Director: Hikaru Toda is self-shooting Director/Editor based in London and Osaka working in long and short format documentaries. Her films have screened on BBC Storyville, France Televisions, NHK, The Guardian and major international film festivals including Hot Docs, CPH DOX and Melbourne International Film Festival. Hikaru moved to Japan for the first time in 22 years to make Of Love & Law.
Producer: Recently awarded the prestigious BFI Vision Awards for the UK’s most exciting emerging producers, Elhum Shakerifar is a BAFTA nominated producer with an interest in the intersection between the personal and the political. She recently produced multi award-winning BFI/BBC supported A Syrian Love Story (Sean McAllister, 2015), which has also screened in both UK and European Parliaments. Elhum is an advisor for London Film Festival and film curator of Shubbak, festival of contemporary Arab culture.
Co-Producer Estelle Robin You of the French company Les Films du Balibari is based in Nantes. Her productions have been selected in festivals worldwide including Visions du Réel – Nyon, Planet Doc Review – Warsaw, Cinéma du Réel – Paris, Dei Popoli – Florence, IDFA Amsterdam, Hot Docs, Toronto and New Horizons – Wroclaw. In 2010, she was also nominated for the Procirep Best Producer award. Les Films Du Balibari
DoP Jason Brooks is a London-based cinematographer and camera operator specialising in documentary work in unfamiliar cultural contexts. Having trained in visual anthropology at Princeton University and Goldsmiths College, he has worked on several feature-length documentaries including Peace Vs. Justice (Klaartje Quirijns, 2012, Uganda); Addicted in Afghanistan (Jawed Taiman, 2009, Kabul); Uspomene 677 (2011, Mirko Pincelli, Bosnia) and; The Mouse That Roared (Judith Ehrlich, In Production, Iceland). Opticalism
Editor & Associate Producer: Takeshi Hata is an award-winning editor based in Osaka, Japan. He has recently worked on Kazuo Hara’s first feature length documentary in 10 years.