Tai Kato Film ‘The Ondekoza’ to Screen at The 73rd Venice International Film Festival
The 1979 film about Kodo’s antecedent group Sado no Kuni Ondekoza, entitled “The Ondekoza,” has been selected as one of two films from Japan to screen in the Classic Category of the 2016 Venice International Film Festival from Aug. 31 through Sep. 10. The other film from Japan is Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai.”
This screening commemorates the 100th birthday of director Tai Kato. The film will also be shown in Japan from Nov. 19 through 27 at Tokyo Filmex. Further screenings are also being planned.
Kodo Members Record Music for New BoBA Short Film
“DRUMMANz (The Unexpected Happening of Stick)”
The trailer has just been released for a new short film directed by BoBA (Yohji Tanaka) called “DRUMMANz (The Unexpected Happening of Stick),” starring Flower Companyz drummer Mr. Konishi. It also features drummers Tatsuya Nakamura and Steve Eto.
▶︎Watch on YouTube https://youtu.be/AO-OBMNGrWg
This short film is one of four made to shine a light on the local area surrounding Cinema Skhole in Nagoya.
The director approached Kodo and asked us to provide some music for the soundtrack, which we recorded at our rehearsal hall on Sado Island. Yuichiro Funabashi composed the music and performed it for the recording with Mitsuru Ishizuka and Masayuki Sakamoto.
Recording at Kodo Village for the soundtrack
Short Film “DRUMMANz (The Unexpected Happening of Stick)”
Director /Script Writer /Editor: BoBA (Yohji Tanaka)
Featuring: Mr. Konishi, Tatsuya Nakamura, Steve Eto, Flower Companyz, Tadahisa Fujimura, & others
Cinematographer: Rokuro Terada
Sound Engineer: Kenji Sakaue
Lighting Designer: Ken Horiguchi
Art Director: Koji Nagasawa
Music by: Flower Companyz, Kodo (Yuiichiro Funabashi, Mitsuru Ishizuka, Masayuki Sakamoto), Shleeps