Cloud Kumo

A Film by Yvonne Ng

Synopsis

CLOUD KUMO is an experimental film that recounts the devastation of Hiroshima atomic bombing when Satoko Ishii, a real atomic bomb survivor revisit the darkest days of her life. Reiko, her granddaughter who suffers from the genetic radiation poisoning draws strength from Satoko to choreograph dance performance based on her life story. Together they face the future with hope and perseverance.

Director

  • Picture of Yvonne Ng © Yvonne Ng

    Yvonne Ng

    Yvonne Ng is an international multi-award winning photographer and filmmaker. Her debut short film CLOUD KUMO won the 43rd Student Academy Award, 59th Cine Golden Eagle Award, City Vision’s Technical Achievement Award 2016 and A Grant from New York Women In Film & Television. She also won the 2016 City Vision’s Best Cinematography (Fiction) Award for her work on “Astral Migrant”. As a commercial photographer she has photographed for editorials in Vogue, Glamour, People and Nast Travel among many others. Her photography has won the prestigious International Photography Award, medalled multiple times in the Prix de la Photographie Competition in Paris and been featured on the front page of the New York Times. Her works has been showcased all over the world including Paris, San Francisco, New York; Macau, Singapore and China. Yvonne Ng received her MFA FILM & PRODUCTIONS from City College in New York and is a graduated of the prestigious BROOKS INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY.

Awards + Festivals

  • *BEST TECHNICAL AWARD*
    CITYVISION 2016 (Official Selection, New York City, USA)June 3, 2016
  • *WINNER STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS COMPETITION*
    43rd STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS (Official Selection, Los Angles, USA)September 27, 2016
  • HIROSHIMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hiroshima, Japan)November 7, 2016
  • 1st IMAGINE THIS WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brooklyn, NY, USA)November 7, 2016
  • *WINNER*
    59th CINE GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD (Official Selection, New York, USA)November 18, 2016
  • 18th NEW FILMMAKERS NEW YORK (Official Selection, New York, USA)December 7, 2016
  • 1st FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DEL CONO SUR (Official Selection, Valparaíso, Chile)April 20, 2017
  • 15th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SIGNS OF THE NIGHT (International Competition, Bangkok, Thailand)May 5, 2017
  • NEW FILMMAKERS LOS ANGELES (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)May 13, 2017
  • 12th MONACO CHARITY FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Officail Selection, Monaco)May 14, 2017
  • 2nd FICII - INCA IMPERIAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lima, Peru)May 19, 2017
  • 1st PORTOVIEJO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ecuador)June 1, 2017
  • 3rd DOC SUNBACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mulvane, Kansas, USA)June 22, 2017
  • 4th FIRENZE FILMCORTI FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Italy)July 1, 2017
  • NATURVISION FILMFESTIVAL LUDWIGSBURG (NaturVision-Competition, Ludwigsburg, Germany)July 13, 2017
  • 2nd PANAMA CANAL INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Panamá)August 17, 2017
  • 9th SEOUL INT'L EXTREME-SHORT IMAGE & FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, South Korea)September 12, 2017
  • 2nd CIUDAD DEL ESTE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay)September 19, 2017
  • 3rd ANOTHER INDEPENDENT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA)September 22, 2017
  • 3rd MINIKINO FILM WEEK - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BALI (Official Selection, Denpasar, Bali Indonesia)October 7, 2017
  • 4th ARTCITY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buea, Cameroon)October 10, 2017
  • *BEST DIRECTOR OF EXPERIMENTAL FILM*
    1st BLUE DANUBE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)November 4, 2017
  • 2nd CUCIF - CUZCO UNDERGROUND CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cuzco, Peru)November 8, 2017
  • North Carolina Film Award (Competition, North Carolina, USA)November 16, 2017
  • 21st FALUDI INTERNATIONAL YOUTH AMATEUR FILM FESTIVAL AND PHOTO COMPETITION (Official Selection, Hungary)November 17, 2017
  • 14th MANCHESTER INT'L SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)November 20, 2017
  • *BEST FICTION UNDERGRADUATE*
    UNI SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Zealand)November 23, 2017
  • 15th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SIGNES DE NUIT (Official Selection, Lisboa, Portugal)November 23, 2017
  • 2nd CROSSING THE SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Eastbourne, UK)November 24, 2017
  • *FINALIST*
    ISCA 2017 - INT'L STUDENTS CREATIVE AWARD (Official Selection, Osaka, Japan)December 1, 2017
  • 11th PENTEDATTILO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)December 7, 2017
  • *BEST DIRECTOR*
    4th LEBANON INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nabatiyeth, Lebanon)December 16, 2017
  • 2nd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 24, 2017
  • 10th JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jaipur, India)January 6, 2018
  • FOUR SEASONS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)February 3, 2018
  • *WINNER BEST EXPERIMENTAL*
    2nd MALATESTA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Cesena, Italy)March 12, 2018
  • *BEST DIRECTION*
    GLOBAL INDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Pune, India)March 24, 2018
  • 10th FESTIVAL CHALON TOUT COURT (Official Selection, Chalon-sur-Saône, France)March 29, 2018
  • *INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART*
    2nd DFK NEW WAVE (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)March 30, 2018
  • 5th EMERGE FILM FESTIVAL OF MAINE (Official Selection, Lewsiton/Auburn, USA)April 26, 2018

Trailer

Crew

Screenplay
Yvonne Ng
Producer
Natasha Soto, Tohru Mishima, Tomoko Nishizaki
Director
Yvonne Ng
Director of Photography
Luigi Benvisto A.I.C
Art Direction
Valerie de Felice, Mendel Jonkers
Costume Design
Youri Kwon, Ayako Saito, Ritsuko Sawai
Sound
Olaitan Augueh, Kohei Matsumiya, Jiro Yokota
Editor
Spencer Morin
Sound Design
Obai Sakur
Music
Yasuhiko Fukuoka

Details

Running Time
14:46 min.
Shooting Format
RED
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.35
Sound
uncompressed audio stereo (16 or 24 bits) peaks at -2db
Website

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

The City College of New York
160 Convent Ave,
New York, NY 10031, USA

DIRECTOR

Yvonne Ng

yngfilmdirector@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/cloud.kumo.movie/
www.cloudkumomovie.com