Haru’s New Year (2018, Canada)

*Supported by:

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*Artist In Residence:

*Article: Forest City Film FestivalLondon Fuse, Official Blog of Embassy of Canada in Korea

*Screening (up-to-date):
Bengaluru International Short Film Festival (2019, India)
Canadian Diversity Film Festival (2019, Canada – Best Cinema of Canada)
Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival
(2019, Korea – Best Short Film Award)
Busan International Short Film Festival (2019, Korea)
Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (2018, Canada)
Hanoi International Film Festival (2018, Vietnam)
Forest City Film Festival (2018, Canada)
Durham Regional International Film Festival (2018, Canada)

*Exhibition/Event:
Geographies of Belonging @ Toronto City Hall (2019, Canada)
Asian Heritage Month School Tour with Haru’s New Year Screening (2019, Canada)

*Press Kit | *Trailer

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.

Credits: 
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