Haru’s New Year (2018, Canada)

*Upcoming Screening: Busan International Short Film Festival (April 25 & 27, 2019 / Korea), Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival (May 14, 2019 / Korea)

*Upcoming Exhibition @ Toronto City Hall (May 9-16)

*Supported by:

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*Artist In Residence:

*Article: Forest City Film FestivalLondon Fuse

*Screening (up-to-date): Durham Regional International Film Festival (2018, Canada), Forest City Film Festival (2018, Canada), Hanoi International Film Festival (2018, Vietnam), Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (2018, Canada)

*Press Kit


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

Language: Japanese, English (English Subtitle)

Format: Flat 2K (1.85:1), Colour, DCP & ProRes, 5.1 ch+Stereo

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
Casting Director: John B. Howie
Post Production: SIM Toronto, CineSend