ATTACK OF THE GIANT TEACHER Licensed By SRS Cinema For North American Release
Source: SRS Cinema LLC
Special Thanks to Avery Guerra and Ron Bonk
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
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) has been licensed for North American distribution by SRS Cinema LLC. A classic-style tokusatsu movie, ATTACK OF THE GIANT TEACHER will be available on limited edition Blu-ray and VHS in early January 2020, with wide release DVDs planned for next summer.
Kenzo Miyazawa is 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.
ATTACK OF THE GIANT TEACHER was made by Yoshikazu Ishii, one of the few directors in Japan to also carry the title of special effects director. Ishii was born in Tokyo on November 27, 1965. The summer after graduating high school, he went on a short-term study abroad program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Upon his return to Japan, he was invited to work on movie sets by screenwriter and director Hiroshi Kashiwabara (GODZILLA 2000, GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS). Shortly thereafter, Ishii studied under director Norifumi Suzuki (Toei’s “Torakku Yarō” film series) and served as an assistant director for films, including LITERARY AWARD MURDER CASE (文学賞殺人事件 大いなる助走, Bungaku-shō Satsujin Jiken Oinaru Josō, 1989) and BINBURI HIGH SCHOOL (びんばりハイスクール, Bin-bari Haisukūru, 1990).
Yoshikazu Ishii 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).
Ishii 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, 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
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