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Risa Toyama

Risa Toyama

Date of Birth
May 21, 1981
English level
Business level
While studying film at University of California, Berkeley, she took classes in film producing and screenwriting at San Francisco State University and interened at Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope as a reader. After graduating from Sophia University in Tokyo, she worked for such films as “A Man with Style” by Yuya Ishii, the Chinese film, “If You Are the One” by Xiaogang Feng, and Portuguese/Japanese co-production, “Lovers on Borders” by Atsushi Funahashi as Assistant Producer, “The Wolverine” by James Mangold as Extra Casting Assistant in Japan, and “Blazing Famiglia” and “Sketches of Kaitan City” by Kazuyoshi Kumakiri as Production Secretary. In 2016, her first film as main producer, "A Cappella," directed by Hitoshi Yazaki, was screened at various film festivals including Göteborg and Jeonju and went on to win the Special Jury Award at the Sakhalin International Film Festival, and in 2019, her second film as producer, “Sticks and Stones,” directed by Takuma Sato, won Audience Award at the SKIPCITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL after its world premiere at Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival in Hong Kong. She also distribute/promote “Sticks and Stones” as SPEAK OF THE DEVIL PICTURES.

Outstanding works

Category Year Title Notes
Movie (Live-Action) 2015 A Cappella Producer
Movie (Live-Action) 2018 Sticks and Stones Producer
Movie (Live-Action) 2019 The Interpreter Co-producer

Awards List

Year Title of Award Title
2016 Special Jury Award, Sakhalin International Film Festival A Cappella
2019 Audience Award in the Japanese Film Short Competition, SKIPCITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL Sticks and Stones