Atsuko Hirayanagi

| August 22, 2016

Tisch Asia

Atsuko Hirayanagi was born in Nagano and raised in Chiba, Japan. She is a recent graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Asia with an MFA in Film Production, where she received the Cathay Scholarship from Singapore’s Cathay Organization. Her short films have played at numerous film festivals, including Clermont-Ferrand and Tokyo Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, where her MFA 2nd year project, Mō Ikkai, won the Grand Prix as well as the Japan Competition Best Short (Governor of Tokyo Award) and the Audience awards. Her thesis short, Oh Lucy!, screened at the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival (Cinéfondation Selection) and won the Wasserman Award at Tisch Asia’s First Run Film Festival 2014.

Atsuko is currently developing a feature script of Oh Lucy!, which has been invited to Berlinale Talent Campus Tokyo, and chosen by NHK as one of three scripts to be nominated for Sundance Institute/NHK Award and the 2014 Sundance January Lab.

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Oh Lucy!

Oh Lucy!

When her niece convinces her to take an English language class, Setsuko discovers a new identity as Lucy. A short film by Atsuko Hirayanagi.

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