Thanks for your big supports, the target amount has successfully achieved on the 12 days from the first day. For the rest of a month, I would like to ask more supports for shooting the next short or feature films which reflects on the experience at Cannes. Please keep supporting me . 

Thank you all!




This film portrays the universal theme of family about the confrontation and reconciliation between father and son. I directed, acted, produced and wrote the film by myself, recruiting the professionals in the film industry. From scratch, it took almost a year to complete the project whose process can be compared as  the one for making a bottle of wine that is brewed for a long time with the greatest care.



The intention of making

The traditional feudalistic family system is almost abandoned in Japan nowadays; nevertheless, there still exists the universal values in every generation such as emotional dependence as children towards parents or vice verse. What I wanted to describe in the film was the distortion and divisiveness generated from the relationships among families and strangers, which come from our multiple roles and faces in our societies and families such as parents, friends, and others etc. Despite the fact, I  wanted to specifically portray the parental feelings towards the children and the children’s feelings towards the parents in the film.




Despite glaucoma, Tetsuo spends his days on drawing pictures of fireworks after his wife passed away. One day, his only son, Yuji visits him. Tetsuo is not welcoming his repudiated son, but he hands out one of his drawings that contains the old memory of his family, watching the back of his son as someone.










今回このGoodbye my sonを世界中の1人でも多くの方々に鑑賞していただきたいと思いまして英語字幕をつけカンヌ映画祭のショートフィルムコーナーに応募したところ、世界から数千点集まる作品の中から見事に選定され、オンライン上映を含め現地で作品を上映する機会に幸運にも恵まれました。


What is Cannes short film corner?

I wanted more audience to watch the film "Goodbye my son" this time, so I put the English subtitle in the film, and submitted to the short film corner at Cannes film festival. As a consequence, the film was selected among thousands of films from all over the world, and it gave the opportunity to screen the film during the festival as well as online screening.

Short film corner is the one of the renowned film markets where all the professionals in film industries all over the world gather, which sets the priceless foundation for all the film makers to grow their talents to raise the future maestros by socializing with directors, actors and actresses, producers, buyers, and other film related people as well as participating various workshops.  


short film cornerのリンク

Short film corner’s link


今回この千載一遇の映画人を育てるカンヌに今年の5/12-20にかけてGoodbye my sonの父親役を演じた河合博昭とともに飛び立ちます。

With Hiroaki Kawai, the actor for father’s role in ‘"Goodbye my son", I am going to fly to Cannes between 5/12 and 5/20 this year, which offers the solid foundation for raising the distinguished  film professionals. 




2. 世界中から集まる映画人との交流を通じ、日本だけでなく海外のファンドを調達する機会を得る。それにより低予算で最低限の人数といった環境下で制作している自主映画に関わるスタッフ、また商業映画でも低予算で苦しい制作環境にいる映画人のために、製作時間と製作費においてじっくりと余裕をもって制作に取り組むめる先例と土台を作る。その結果、日本の観客だけでなく世界の観客のためにも作品として豊かな映画を発信していけるようにする。

3. 現地で作品を上映することで自分の作品がどのように世界のプロの映画人にとって受け止められるのかを確認し、そこから得たフィードバックを次回作への学びとして生かし監督として大きく飛躍する。


Why do I participate? Manifesto as a participation purpose  

In order to do that, participating Cannes gives those reasoner listed below

1 To learn direction and production methods, latest technology for shooting, and PR method in international film market. Furthermore, participate in the workshop held by maestros from all over the world and professionals in the field of movie technology. As a result, I will come back to Cannes as a feature film director later on, knowing the height of the coming hardships and obstacles to overcome for the next stage.

2  Socializing with the people from all over the world in the film industry, I will obtain the opportunity for procuring the fund not only from Japan but also from other countries. By doing so, I can set the head start foundation for raising more talented people in the film industry so that those who works in the harsh environments for making independent films and those who struggle in suppressed environments for making commercial films with extremely limited time and budget can concentrate on film making with enough time and budget. As a consequence, I am willing to distribute more content rich films quality wise not only for Japanese audience but also worldwide audience.

3  Listening and learning from the feedback about my film from all the processionals in film industry, I can learn and improve so that I can make use of the experience for shooting next film.

I am going to make most out of those three points listed above for making next film by participating in the Cannes film festival. This process will become a booster rocket to move onto the second stage to be a world wide film director with greatest challenge. However, without your heart warming supports, nothing can be fulfilled.



Why do I need your supports?

Though participating in the workshops and socializing with professionals are free of charge, the travel expenses such as cost of staying and PR resources (posters and leaflets) are unavoidable. The key element is money. All your heart warming supports are indispensable to keep producing more films to all over the world. Given the opportunities such as socializing with world famous directors, learning from various workshops, and building the professional network and rapports with a world famous film directors at Cannes film festival, I, as a film director, and Kawai, as an actor will move onto one more step further , and bring  hot energy into the Japanese film industry. Your supports and collaborations are absolutely necessary to achieve the goal.


航空券 (カタール航空 羽田発ニース行き)= 10万円
宿泊費 1泊1万円×8泊= 8万円
食費 5千円(3食)×8日= 4万円
交通費(ニース空港からアンチーブ 往復 )6 ユーロ+(アンチーブからカンヌ往復 ×8日)16ユーロ+(バス・タクシー現地での臨時の費用:1日20ユーロ×8日)160ユーロ=2万円



DCP format変換費用=15000円




How I use the fund

Cost of staying

Flight ticket (Katar airline from Haneda to Nice) =100,000yen

Hotel 10000yen/ night×8nights = 80000yen

Food 5000yen(three meals)×8nights = 40000yen


(A round-trip from Nice airport to Antibe ) 6euros+(A round-trip from Antibe to Cannes×8nights) 16 euros + (unexpected expenses for bus and taxes: 20euro/day×8nights) 160 euros = 20000 yen

*Hotel is located in Antibe, an suburban area of Cannes.

PR cost

The poster production cost (employment cost of a designer + leaflets &poster&postcard print costs) - 50000 yen

The screening cost at Cannes 120 euros = 15000 yen

DCP conversion cost = 15000 yen

(The acceptable digital film format at Cannes is DCP only.)


The commission charge for campfire 12% + clearance charge 5% +miscellaneous charge will be deducted , which will be about 80000yen.

 Therefore, the target amount is 400,000 yen.

Though only the minimum goal is achieved, I can still absorb a lot of experiences at Cannes and return, becoming much bigger as a film maker. The fund from all the supporters will be allocated to travel expenses and PR fee, but I can add more rewards such as specialties around Cannes if the fund exceeds the target amount.  

Staff Profile

監督・脚本・主演: 中田 雄一郎 






Nothing ventured, nothing gained. 


東京生まれ千葉県育ち アメリカ、カリフォルニア大学サンタバーバラ校物理学部卒業後、ドイツ、ミュンヘン大学大学院にて天体物理学を専攻。中退後外資系メーカーや国立天文台などを経て映像の道に踏み込む。映画24区にて脚本のワークショップを受講後、自主ベースで作品を作り続けている。大の猫好きで自ら外で保護した2匹の猫と暮らしている。

Director, writer and Actor: Yuichiro Nakada

Changing from a telescope to a camera for looking into the inside of human

Nice to meet you. I am, Yuichiro Nakada, a director of the film.  After graduating from high school, I went to a language school for a year as a newspaper student, and graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara, majoring in Physics with the aim of becoming an astronomer. Afterwards, I majored in astrophysics at Munich University graduate school in Germany.

After returning to Japan, I worked as a research assistant and engineer at the National Astronomical Observatory in Japan, JAXA, and a chemical industry, etc.  In those days, I had a chance to take the script analysis workshop for movies held by a professional script analyst from Hollywood, and learned all the behind structure of movie making. Having such experience, I decided to quit the company, and took the childhood dream path to be a worldwide film director, which I felt as if I were jumping off from the cliff as a main stage in my life. 

After that, I participated in screenwriting workshops and independent and commercial film production sites as an assistant and studied storytelling, acting and directing in the film. Currently, I am working as a writer and a translator, and movie director for promotion video of enterprises while developing the idea of next film project and writing plans and scripts for them.

Taking advantage of the unique career such as studying abroad as a physics major, I would like to deliver more unique and entertaining works to everyone as a director and an author not only by looking at the world from Japanese perspective but also by looking Japan from cosmopolitan perspective in macroscopic way.

Thank you very much.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

If you do not enter the tiger's cave, you will not catch its cub

<Brief history> born in Tokyo raised in Chiba, After graduating from University of California at Santa Barbara as physics major,  he studied astrophysics at Munich University Graduate School in Germany. After dropping out from the graduate school, he worked for foreign manufacturing company, JAXA, and National Astronomical Observatory in Japan. He gradually stepped into the movie industries while taking a ghostwriting workshop held by Eiga 24ku. He constantly produces Independent films. As a big fun of cat, he lives with two adorable cats that he rescued from his neighborhood


主演: 河合 博昭 






Actor: Hiroaki Kawai

Searching for something good movie, the first thing that popped into my eyes was the casting call for the film making project. That whisper kindled the middle aged man's heart facing the retirement age. When I first read the script, I found the main part was the conversation between mother and son. So, I felt it was a piece of cake since father's dialogue was only a few lines. However, mother's part eventually disappeared while the script was revised over and over, the only character left behind the story were just father and son, which put heavy burden on my shoulder. 

However, when I read the script that changed one after another, I came to notice that this work is based on a true story of Mr. Nakada and his father. So, I was also trying to overlay the feeling towards my father in the film as well.  The relationship between mother and daughter is quite different from the one between  father and son.  I got advice from the director and reviewed the relationship between various fathers and sons from various books and movies. I also tried to review the thread with my dying father.

I think all those processes linked to the film. At the shooting site, I learned a lot, seeing each person make a professional movement, which is different aspect from the one for an actor. Director Nakada faced shooting with a strong will that does not bend his belief.

From now on, I would like to become an actor who can accept all the thoughts of everyone who makes movies throughout the whole body. I would like to encourage audiences to act with a wide range so that the audience can see my thoughts from images. Finally, I would like to express my gratitude to my family who are always amazed and warmly watching the bohemian father.

<Brief history> After graduating university as economics major, He worked for one year to save his money for travailing all over the world for three and a half years. When he returned to Japan, he got a job at a US military base where he still works as the fire brigade staff up to now. He took an acting class in 2013, and acted in some short films and tasted the unknown world. However, he realized the lack of experience as an actor, so he started to gain more experiences as an actor by participating in various workshops, musicals and the stage play . Thanks to auditions and various networks, he still continues acting in short films. He values bond and encounter. He would like to be a spicy old man who can add condiments to his work in the future.

音楽・作曲:ゼミソン ダリル





<略歴>ゼミソン・ダリル 1980年、カナダのハリファックス生まれ。オンタリオ州ウォータールーにあるウィルフリッド・ローリエ大のグレン・ビュアー氏、リンダ・ケイトリン・スミス氏のもとで最初の音楽的訓練を受ける。その後渡英、ギルドホール音楽演劇学校でダイアナ・バレル氏に師事(修士号)、ヨーク大ではニコラ・レファニュ氏のもとで研鑽を積む(博士号)。文部科学省の奨学生として来日後、東京藝術大学の近藤譲氏に作曲などを学ぶ。平成30年度から昭和音楽大学で非常勤講師。



Music・composer: Daryl Jamieson

The story is about the wide emotional distance between the father and son, so my first idea was to have that aspect of the story symbolised by two instruments from different instrument families (in the end, clarinet and guitar) playing related music, but not at the same time (at least not at the beginning). The melodic fragments feel yearning, incomplete, like they’re searching for each other in a way. The musical story is not an exact parallel with the story on screen, but makes its own musical sense and, I hope, deepens the emotional impact of the film.

We recorded in a small studio which is a converted pre-war storehouse. It has really thick walls, is tall and narrow, and it was very cold! I hit upon the idea of enhancing the sense of distance between the two instruments by having the clarinet (which is in any case the louder instrument) stand in the loft while the guitar was on the ground floor quite close to the microphones. We had fun experimenting a lot with different positions, but this setup gave the best balance and physical sense of the different musical/emotional spaces these instruments are in.

I thought the film was restrained in tone, and I liked how the characters developed so very slightly over the 14 minutes – it didn’t feel too much, unnatural or forced. The pacing seemed just right, and the mood fit my temperament very well!

This film is only my second film score, and my first in over 15 years – I have been mostly writing chamber music and operatic works for the past decade or so. It was a great experience writing and recording, and working with the Yuichiro on editing the recordings to fit the film. The open, spacious, fragmentary quality of my music precludes a second-by-second scoring, so we recorded many takes quite freely in terms of tempo, always going for the most musical interpretation of timing – the fitting of score to film came later, during the editing. This way of working allowed us to focus on the music as music first, which I think comes through in Ryuta Iwase (clr) and Gaku Yamada’s (gtr) performances. Overall, I really enjoyed it, and I look forward to scoring my next film!

<Brief history> Daryl Jamieson is a composer, sound artist, and researcher based in Kamakura, Japan. Born in 1980 in Halifax, Canada, he first studied at Wilfrid Laurier University, then moved to the UK to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama the University of York. He then spent a postdoctoral year in Tokyo, studying composition under Jo Kondo and Nō theatre. Daryl composes for both Japanese and western instruments. His music has been performed across Europe, Japan, and Canada by the Quatuor Bozzini, the Orchestre National de Lorraine, Satoko Inoue, and Ko Ishikawa. As a researcher, his principal interest is in contemporary music and spirituality, and the contemporary Zen philosophy of the Kyoto School. He is a co-founder of music theatre company Atelier Jaku, the mmm... trio, and the composers' collective "Music Without Borders". He is also a member of the "Hogaku 2010" Japanese traditional instrument composers' group.








Art: Atyako Watanabe

I met the director Nakada at the screenwriting workshop, and even after that I had been watching that he was working very hard without giving up his dream for many years through FB etc. At one point , I heard he would finally direct the short film, and after a while I heard the story that he needed a picture of "fireworks". I heard the pencil was used at the shooting site, though I thought "Fireworks are difficult to draw with pencils!", I read the script and I realized that what he wanted was not well drawn pictures but something which the father fiercely draws while rubbing his blurry eyes. Yes, as Director, Nakada repeatedly rewrote the scripts over and over, that was the very "fireworks" that he just engrossed in drawing.  In that case, I thought that I might be able to help something for the director, Nakada who had been working hard all the time, Having those processes, I joined in his team.

<Brief History> After graduating from Musashino Art University Oil Painting Course, she went through sound engineering and graphic design. Now she works as WEB designer mostly and Illustrator at times. After settling down her childcare, what she calls, the "second stage of life", has begun. She used to write film script, hold art therapy classes, and direct some musicals, but she happened to act and dance as an musical actress in the stage play even though she had worked in the backseat role for long. Now, she tries everything that seemed interesting. She actively involves with various performance arts with her great interest.



記録 スクリプター: 飛田龍太







<略歴>埼玉生まれ東京育ち。都立北園高校卒業後渡米。カリフォルニア サンノゼ州立大学卒業 現在ソフトウェアエンジニアとして勤務

Scripter: Ryuta Tobita

I provided the location and worked as a scripter because I was linked by fate.

Yuichiro is an old friend of mine since we both studied at California. He is rather silent but he has passionate feeling when it comes to working on what he likes. It has been almost ten years, but I have never met anyone like him who have been so persistent with what he believes in despite occasional conflicts, which I envy and admire as the person who belongs to a same generation as him.

I am not familiar with movie making at all. However, having participated in the shooting and watching the final version of the film, I was able to feel that there exists the world where only he can create. I find the possibility in his unique career which gives rise to the perspective and worldwide view.

I believe that everyone reading this message can sympathize with his worldview and his character.

 Thank you very much for your support.

<Brief history> Born in Saitama and raised in Tokyo, After graduating from Kitazono high school, he studied at San Jose state university and obtained computer science degree. Now, he works at Tokyo as software engineer. 


撮影監督 Director of Photography: Shaun NEO

Graduated from Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media, DigitalFilmmaking, 2015
Directorial Works


2014 - Bond - Singapore-Official Selection, Finalist, Tropfest SEA 2015 (South East Asia)

2015 - Happily Ever After - Singapore Official Selection,

Singapore Paranoma, Singapore International Film Festival ,

5th Singapore Chinese Film Festival,13th Singapore Short Cuts,

Nominated Best Screenplay, National Youth Film Awards 2016

​2015 - 5 Dollar for a Passport - Malaysia/Singapore 13th Singapore Short Cuts

​2015 - She Eats an Apple - Singapore

Official Selection, EIDOLON Philosophical Film Festival 2015 (France)

Official Selection Gstaad International Film Festival 2015 (Switzerland)

Finalist, Yahoo Fast Flicks 2015 (Singapore)

​2015 - The Mystery at the Laudromat - Singapore

Nominated Best Cinematography, 48 Hour Film Project (Singapore)

​2017 - 1 Percent of Sunshine - Taiwan

Official Selection, Utah Film Festival and Awards 2018

Official Selection, London International Short Film Festival

8th China International New Media Short Film Festival

​2017 - The Man with Winged Tigers - Japan

Official Selection, In Competition, 4th New Directors Film Festival (Japan)

Official Selection, In Competition, Japan Art Center 9th Grand Prix

Official Selection, Art House Urban Film Festival 2018 (India), Grand Prix, Golden Wood Winner

Official Selection, Unrestricted View Film Festival 2018 (UK)

Home Page: http://shaunnsj2.wix.com/shaunneo



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▪️3000 yen

・Thank you email
・One month limited acccess to the film

▪️6000 yen

・Thank you email
・Permanent digital copy of the film
・Digital copy of script and story board
・List your name as supporter on end-roll

▪️10000 yen 

・Thank you email
・Digital copy of the film
・Digital copy of script and story board
・List your name as special promoter on end-roll

▪️30000 yen 

・Thank you email
・Digital copy of the film
・Digital copy of script and story board
・Special gifts from Cannes film festival (only for those who purchased by 5/10)
reference page from last year:(http://umikarahajimaru.at.webry.info/201605/article_40.html)
Please note that this year's items will be different from the one showed on the web page above.            The goods won't be something bulky and heavy such as mug and box, and the price will be less than 10 euros.
・Write short story for you
( Since it takes time to write story, the tentative deadline is set as October 2018. It may vary.)
・List your name as executive producer on end-roll




At last

None of the supports is too small for me. Though I have several part time jobs for accumulating more budget for this trip, it is very difficult to cover all the expense for travel and PR by myself for such a short period. Therefore, I need your warm supports for stepping up my career in film industry with experiences and learning obtained in Cannes film festival. I am willing to produce more and more films for you and all the other people as well. Thank you for your supports!



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