Short film [10 to 45 min]
This is a story of an adolescent boy living in a burning house with his parents. He can't drink black coffee yet he refuses his mother's offer of sugar lump.
Born in 1986 Yokohama, Ryo Okawara is a freelance animation director and illustrator. He graduated in 2009 from
Department of Graphic Design, Tama Art University and in 2012, from Department of Animation, Film and New
Media at Tokyo University of the Arts.
Ryo's 2012 film, A Wind Egg, was awarded the Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film at the Stuttgart
Festival of Animated Film. His other films include the collaborative work Orchestra (2008) and Animal Dance
(2009). His work has been shown at animation festivals in Hiroshima, Toronto, Ottawa, and Annecy, France.