Storytelling Lab Mentor Big River Films Japan
Funahashi studied film directing in New York. His debut Echoes (2001) won three jury awards at Annonay IFF, France. His second fiction, Big River was selected for Berlin, Pusan, Karlovy Vary, Shanghai, etc. He has moved to Tokyo in 2007. Deep in the Valley, Nuclear Nation I & II, and Cold Bloom were all premiered at Berlin IFF. Raise Your Arms and Twist-Documentary of NMB48, was screened at Hong Kong and Jonju. His latest Lovers on Borders has been premiered at Sao Paolo IFF and distributed all over the world.