Isamu Hirabayashi

Tokyo, Japan

The director was born in 1972 in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.  After graduating from Musashino Art University, he became a graphic designer at an advertising production company. He then left this job and became a freelance film director. He has worked on the production of numerous commercials in Japan. While working on these commercials he set out to produce experimental films.


(Isamu Hirabayashi, 2011)

Once in 66 years, there is a chrysalis emerges above ground and becomes a cicada. In order to shed his chrysalis, he is intently ascending with his eye on reaching...