Hiro Oda


Hiro Oda (Hiroyuki Oda) was born on November 4th, 1972 in Tokyo.
After studying history at university in Tokyo, he packed his bags and moved to London where he worked at a Japanese international school for four years.
While in England, he took up the bass and released three albums with a band before he decided to move to LA, where he spent two years and released his final album.
After returning to Tokyo, he decided to change his course and entered “The Film School of Tokyo” where he started making films.
Several years and films down the road, he met Tom Flint and the two of them worked to set up TFG.  Since then, Hiro has worked as a director and photographer on a variety of productions and continues to collaborate with people all over the world.

In 2007, he moved his base to France.  In 2011, he returned to Japan where he currently resides and continues to work on film and photography-related projects.

Walking” (Director, 2003)
One Night of Dreams”  (Director, 2004)
On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning”  (Director, 2005)
The Stories of the Dreams”  (Director, 2006)

Danses de travers“(Director,post)

Une élève”(Director,post)

Tom Flint

Tom Flint grew up outside of Boston and started making films when he was 12. While studying filmmaking at Temple University and New York University, he directed several shorts and worked on a number of other productions.  He spent his final two years of university studying film theory and cinematography in Florence, Italy and LA where he shot various shorts and worked on a number of features and commercials.

Upon graduating in 2004, he decided to move to Tokyo where he set up the tokyofilmgarage with Hiro Oda. His first short with TFG, “On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning” was adapted from a short story written by Haruki Murakami. He is currently working on his first feature, “Unravel.”


On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning”  (Director, 2005) (Con-Can Movie Festival)

Forgiveness”  (Director, 2009)  (post)

Unravel”  (Director, 2010)  (post)

Daniel Lavin

Daniel Lavín (Madrid, 1977) is an international filmmaker, hailing from Spain and currently based in Tokyo, Japan.


Feature films:
Acrobats”  (Director, 2008 ) (Gijon International Film Festival)
Hajime”  (Director, 2009) (filming)

Shorts:, Tokyo Series” (2007-2008 )

Hunters”  [documentary]  (Editor, 2005)
La Habitación Contigua”  [short film]  (Art Director, 2006)
Serendipity Visa Card China”  [commercial]  (Director of Photography, 2007)
Twin – “How We Do”  [music video]  (Director of Photography. 2007)
Map of the Sounds of Tokyo”  [feature film]  (Making of, 2009)

Cliff King


Clifton King (Cliff King) is an American filmmaker born in Philadelphia who grew up overseas in Okinawa, Japan.  He began making short films with friends at the age of 14.  In High school he won a Far East media award for best film and best editing.  He continued to work on his editing and cinematography skills by making basketball and soccer highlight videos for family and friends.  After finishing high school, Cliff embarked on a new journey studying filmmaking at the Academy of Art in San Francisco.

He has made several short films while collaborating with other artists on a variety of commercials and music videos.  His short film, a kung-fu spoof “Bruce Leon’s Hip Hop Style,” won the best film and best editing Golden Buddah school awards for new filmmakers.  After moving to Tokyo in 2002, he focused more on writing and decided to get in front of the camera and try acting.  He met Tom Flint and Hiro Oda, founders of tokyofilmgarage and decided to form his own production company, “Eye on the Prize Productions”.  Cliff is looking forward to leading the charge of foreign filmmakers in Tokyo making great films for all to enjoy around the world.  He is currently working on a 10-episode webseries called “The Date Team.”


“Bruce Leon’s Hip Hop Style” (Director/Writer, 1998)

“The Pizzaman Delivers” (Director/Writer, 2000)

“Gaba Commercial” (Director/Writer, 2004)

“The Date Team” (Director/Writer, 2009)  (pre)

“The Curry Challenge” (Director/Writer, 2009)  (pre)


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