VJ TOOWAII VISIONARY ROOM - PROFILE -

TOOWAII VISIONARY ROOM
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PROFILE

FILM DIRECTOR, VISUAL JOCKEY

TOOWAIIと書いてトウワツーと読む。 映像作家であり、VJである。ストリートダンサーを経て独学で映像制作、VJを始める。 POPでカラフル、そしてリズム感あふれる映像は、活動当初から映画監督の中野裕之やLUNA SEAのSUGIZOといったアーティストから評価される。後に中野裕之氏とは同氏監修のドキュメンタリー映画『Spoken Word!』のディレクターとして、SUGIZO氏とはJAM BAND”SHAG”にてVJとしてコラボレーションをすることになる。これまでにエヴァンゲリオンREMIX DVDへの映像提供、中野裕之氏監修のドキュメンタリー映画『Spoken Word!』、愛知万博にて上映された映像作品『地球を愛する100人』、坂上忍 作・演出の舞台『DRUG STORE』の公演を追ったドキュメンタリー作品を演出する。
14年には監督した短編映画『ENSEMBLE』がロンドンのRaindance Filmfestivalを始めNY,Washington,Seoul,Bucheon,Berlin,そしてカンヌ国際映画祭ショートフィルムコーナーに選出される等、海外でも評価されている。
また、VJとして国内外の様々なイベント、BVLGARI、MASERATI、 Esquireのレセプションパーティへの出演やFashion Showや舞台でも活躍中で、
近年は台湾のfashion event「G☆festival」でのVJ等、海外にも活動の場を広げている。
現在、新たなプロジェクトとして長編映画を準備中。


<受賞歴>
●68th Festival de Cannes — Shortfilm Corner Selection
●19th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival — Official Selection
●22th Raindance Film Festival — Official Selection
●18th Brooklyn International Film Festival — Official Selection
●2nd Annual International Film Award Berlin — HONORABLE MENTION
●14th Annual Seoul International New Media Festival — Official Selection
●7th Annual Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
●4th Annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival — Vanguard Award
●Fashion Asia2013 Asian Top Fashionable Movie of The Year Finalist
●第二回エディロールビデオフェスティバル審査員特別賞受賞



TOOWAII pronounced "toe-wah-two".
A longtime street dancer and performer,
TOOWAII started VJing in 2002.
Putting his unique background and funky sensibilities
to work, this self-taught VJ and visual direction
puts on a show that leaves party goers wondering
if the images themselves were dancing.
His ability to move audiences has found him on stage
alongside such artists as Smokin'jo, Hard Soul, Sergio Flores, Stephane Pompougnac, DJ Boris, Andy Caldwell, James Fierce, JT Donaldson, Michael Canitrot, Mitomi Tokoto, Akakage, Sugirumn, DJ Kawasaki, Cold Feet
; and his ability to move freely across the borders of fashion, dance music, and culture has earned him calls from companies such as Bvlgari and Maserati to VJ their reception parties.

Aside from his work as a VJ, TOOWAII is also in high demand as a FILM DIRECTOR. His shortfilm is selected in 68th Cannes Film Festival and Raindance Filmfes, Bucheno International Fantastic Film Festival.
Now, he is one of the most cutting edge VJ and Film director in Japan,
and he is preparing for making a feature film.

<AWARDS>
○68th Festival de Cannes — Shortfilm Corner Selection
○19th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival — Official Selection
○22th Raindance Film Festival — Official Selection
○18th Brooklyn International Film Festival — Official Selection
○2nd Annual International Film Award Berlin — HONORABLE MENTION
○14th Annual Seoul International New Media Festival — Official Selection
○7th Annual Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
○4th Annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival — Vanguard Award
○Fashion Asia2013 Asian Top Fashionable Movie of The Year Finalist
○DOTMOV FESTIVAL2009 Finalist
○EDIROL video festival vol.02 special prize award
○AMUSEART JAM2004 Finalist

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