A Short Film
Presented by Rick De Witt, MFA Cinematography, AFI
This film will showcase at:
- Domestic and international film festivals
- University film programs
- Museum installation events
- And, it will be entered for Academy short film consideration
EverWitt Productions is offering exclusive: Executive Producer Film Credits and Red Carpet Invitations for participation in production sponsorship.
To participate in sponsorship, donations, and funding for this film, please contact us via the form below.
The Benshi Tradition
Akira Kurosawa Biography
Filmmaker, Director (1910–1998)
Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa won international acclaim with such films as 'Rashomon' (1950), 'Ikiru' (1952) and 'Ran' (1985).
Born in Tokyo in 1910, Akira Kurosawa begin his career as an assistant director in the years leading up to World War II. In 1950, he gained international acclaim for the samurai tale Rashomon, which he followed with such influential films as The Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood and Yojimbo. After a difficult period during which he failed to find backing for his projects and also attempted suicide, his influence on a younger generation of directors led to the resurrection of his career with the films Kagemusha and Ran. Kurosawa died in 1998, leaving behind an impressive body of work that has earned him a place as one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. ~ Excerpt, Biography.com, 2016
Dym, Jeffery A. (2003), Benshi, Japanese Silent Film Narrators, and Their Forgotten Narrative Art of Setsumei: A History of Japanese Silent Film Narration, Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2003, ISBN: 0773466487, vi and 292 pages.