Haru’s New Year (2018, Canada)

Genre/Runtime/Production Country: Drama, 18 min 50 sec, Canada

Language: Japanese, English (English Subtitle)

Format: Flat 2K (1.85:1), Colour, DCP & ProRes

Logline: Haru, a newly immigrated Japanese girl, struggles to make new friends on her first day of school in Toronto.

Synopsis: Haru’s New Year is a short film about isolation and solitude in a new land. Having recently arrived in Canada on New Year’s Eve, Haru finds difficulty in relating to the other girls at school on account of language barriers while searching for a new friend.

Director, Producer, Writer: Alice Shin
Co-producer: Eiko Brown
Co-writer: Ian Hynd
DoP: Jordan Kennington
Set Designer: Shiori Haba
Hair/Make Up: Ritsuko Watari (W Style)
Editor: Taylor Golledge (Coma Edits)
Composer: David Federman
Cast: Erika Ing, Ella Walsh

*Supported by: Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts

*Pitch Competition Winner: Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival 2017

*Artist In Residence: Charles Street Video (2017-2018)

*Article: Forest City Film FestivalLondon Fuse

*Press Kit