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2017 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

Directed by Leandro Tadashi

Shorts / Brazil, United States / 2015 / Drama / 14 mins


Little Bruno’s life is turned upside down when his “Bá” (from Bachan, grandma in Japanese) is brought to live in his house.

Director's Bio

Leandro Tadashi was born in a Japanese-Brazilian family in Manaus and studied Film and TV Production at the University of São Paulo. His 15-minute movie called “Encanto” (Enchanted), was shot in 35mm and released in 2006. “Naiá e a Lua” (Naiá and the Moon), based on an ancient myth from the Amazon Rainforest, was released in 2010 and was screened in over 60 festivals worldwide, including the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in 2011. Currently, Leandro lives in Los Angeles, where he’s an MFA candidate in the Film and TV Production Program at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. In LA, he  directed the LGBTQ-themed short films “Absent” (2013) and “Tomorrow” (2014).