New York-based documentary film-maker Heath Cozens spent five years following the mainly-disabled Japanese pro-wrestling group “Doglegs” to produce his eponymous feature-length documentary. This barrier-free “Doglegs” screening and talk event with Japanese and English subtitles gives the audience an opportunity to deepen its understanding of the existence of the “barrier” between disabled and able-bodied people, as well as the “barrier” of language.
Directed and produced by Heath Cozens
Star of the film: “Sambo” Shintaro, “Antithesis” Kitajima and others
The company was established in 1999 as a movie theater specializing in the screening of short films by young film makers from Japan and overseas. In 2003 Tollywood entered into film production with young screenwriters, and in 2006 it partnered with Tokyo Visual Arts College to launch the ongoing Tollywood Studio Project, which focuses on the concept of producing commercial films by students. Students are in charge of everything from planning and production to advertising/publicity; the resulting films are then released theatrically and on DVD.
Shimokitazawa Tollywood (Setagaya City, Tokyo)
Pole-Pole Higashinakano (Nakano City, Tokyo)