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Actor/Director/Producer/Writer living in Tokyo. Bilingual in English and Japanese.

Kenichi Iwabuchi


is a versatile film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor with a presence in both Japan and the United States. His achievements in the industry are commendable. Notably, his film "Tengu" (2013) earned the Best Short Film award at The Los Angeles Thriller Film Festival. As a talented screenwriter, he penned "Crimson Pledge" (2014) in Japanese, which received screenings in both Hollywood and Japan. In the realm of acting, Kenichi played a significant role in "Interwoven" (2016), a film featuring Mo'Nique, an Oscar winner for her performance in "Precious." Moreover, he has taken on the roles of writer and producer for "Phase Q" (2020).

Kenichi's journey in the film industry began after several years as a manager at a Tokyo-based modeling agency. Inspired by the renowned David Fincher, he made the bold decision to relocate to the United States in his 30s, where he stayed until 2017. During his time there, he founded WildBlue Entertainments, his own company, and successfully produced films like "Into Darkness" (2016) and "Bear Tours" (2015). He also ventured into directing TV commercials and even appeared on ABC's "FlashForward" (2012) and numerous TV commercials across the United States. Since returning to Japan, he has impressively produced "The Catastrophic Roar" (2018).

With a diverse background in the corporate world and acting, he keenly observes people and draws genuine emotions from the actors, creating compelling visual stories. As a Japanese filmmaker with a deep understanding of international cultures, his films resonate worldwide, offering a realistic perspective. His profound knowledge drives him to pursue excellence in every project.

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