New Japanese Kaiju Film ATTACK OF THE GIANT TEACHER To Premiere At G-Fest
Source: Avery Guerra
The new independent daikaiju film ATTACK OF THE GIANT TEACHER (アタック・オブ・ザ・ジャイアントティーチャー, Atakku Obu Za Jaianto Tīchā, 2019) will have its premiere at this year’s G-Fest, running Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, IL. The movie will screen on both Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.
ATTACK OF THE GIANT TEACHER is a classic style tokusatsu film that tells the story of Kenzo Miyazawa, an earnest teacher who works at a night high school. His class is filled with unique and slightly odd students. Suddenly, the night school witnesses a drop in student numbers and has no choice but to shut down by the end of the year. Mr. Miyazawa’s class decides to create a musical for the school’s last festival. Then, an alien beast invades Earth and begins destroying the town. Mr. Miyazawa challenges the alien beast to a fight.
The film was made by Yoshikazu Ishii, one of the few directors in Japan to also carry the title of special effects director. A familiar face to G-Fest attendees, Ishii was born in Tokyo on November 27, 1965. After serving as an assistant director on various products, he met Toho special effects director Koichi Kawakita and began studying special effects. He would go on to work as a special effects assistant director on GODZILLA: FINAL WARS (ゴジラ ファイナルウォーズ, Gojira Fainaru Uōzu, 2004), NEGOTIATOR: MASHITA MASAYOSHI (交渉人 真下正義, Koshonin Mashita Masayoshi, 2005), SINKING OF JAPAN (日本沈没, Nihon Chinbotsu, 2006), DAIMAJIN KANON (大魔神カノン, 2010), GANTZ (前編, Gantsu, 2011) and ULTRAMAN SAGA (ウルトラマンサーガ, Urutoraman Saga, 2012).
Yoshikazu made his debut as a director in 2006 with the film COOL DIMENSION (クール・ディメンション, Kūru Dimenshon). His directorial credits include JUNE 6 OMNIBUS MOVIE; EPISODE 2 MISSION (6月6日 オムニバス映画「エピソード２密命 mission」, 6 Tsuki 6-Nichi Omunibasu Eiga `Episōdo 2 Mitsumei Mission’, 2013) and GAME MASTER DEATH SUSHI (ゲームマスター, Gēmumasutā, 2016). He went on to assume the roles of director and special effects director for the television dramas ULTRAMAN GINGA Episode 2: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (2013) and ULTRAMAN GINGA S Episode 4: THE MEANING OF STRENGTH (2014). In addition to working on movies and television dramas, he has also dealt with the making of videos for commercials, games, Pachinko, events and other various genres.
The crew for ATTACK OF THE GIANT TEACHER includes production supervisor Hiroshi Kashiwabara (GODZILLA 2000, GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS), director of photography Yoshishito Takahashi (DEATH KAPPA, UlLTRAMAN MEBIUS), gaffer Atsushi Ogasawara (ATTACK ON TITAN, SHIN GODZILLA), special effects production designer Akio Fukushima (SHIN GODZILLA), puppeteer effects creator Akihiro Tsujikawa (GMK) and VFX Supervisor Osamu Izumiya (GODZILLA: FINAL WARS, TAKESHI’S).
Release Year: 2019
Run Time: 70 Minutes
MIYUKI TAKASE (Actress Girls)
NAOMI HASE (Special Appearance)
Directed & SFX by: YOSHIKAZU ISHII
Production Supervisor: HIROSHI KASHIWABARA
Executive Producer: HIROYUKI HASEGAWA
Producer: HIROYUKI HASAMA
Original Story and Adaptation by: YOSHIKAZU ISHII
Written by: NOBUHIKO ISHII
Director of Photography: YOSHIHITO TAKAHASHI
Gaffer: ATSUSHI OGASAWARA
Sound Mixer: HIDEHIKO AMETA
Edited and VFX by: MASAHITO HIRAI
VFX Supervisor: OSAMU IZUMIYA
Music by: HIROAKI ITO
Special Effects Team (TOKUSATSU Team)
Director of Photography: YOSHIHITO TAKAHASHI & SHINYA HARA
Gaffer: ATSUSHI OGASAWARA & FUMIHIKO TAMURA
Special Effects Production Designer: AKIO FUKUSHIMA
Puppeteer Effects: AKIHIRO TSUJIKAWA
Production Cooperation: TEAM BETTER TOMORROW
Production: LEAD ONE PROMOTION
© 2019 Attack of the Giant Teacher Film Partners