This is the most personal of the films I’m working on. It’s the true story of a young girl during the Second World War in Japan. It is a very different kind of story, than the one that usually gets told. Paul Leeming is on board as Director, and I am Writer/Producer. We just recently filmed Mrs. Koshida, the woman the film is based on, play the real (titular) piano. We are aiming to film the rest of it in December.
I stumbled onto this story while doing research for my feature film based on a similar topic. As soon as I heard her story, I knew that I had to make a film about it. Her story has been featured in a Piano magazine, and on Local TV in Japan, but with this short film, I hope that we can tell her story to the rest of the world. At least, those are my humble plans!