Fiction Film

Junko Kajino and Ed M. Koziarski wrote, produced, and directed the feature film The First Breath of Tengan Rei, starring Erika as a young Okinawan woman who kidnaps the teenage son of a US Marine convicted of raping her when she was a girl.  

We also made the short film Homesick Blues, starring Zoey (now Remah) as a girl spending her last days in Osaka before she runs off to America to become a blues singer.  Homesick Blues won best film at the IFP Chicago Film Festival and screened at festivals including Chicago International and Hawaii International.

Narrative Film Credits

  • Co-Producer/Line Producer & Unit Production Manager, Anguish, Anguish Film LLC, dir. Sonny Mallhi

  • 1st Assistant Director, Hannah Free, Ripe Fruit Films, dir. Wendy Jo Carlton, Starring Sharon Gless, distributed by Wolfe Releasing

  • Line Producer & Unit Production Manager, Street Thief, Bader Brothers Pictures, Dir. Malik Bader, Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival, distributed by A&E Indie Films

  • Co-Producers, Meditations on Trafficking, Waitergonebad Productions, Dir. Noel Olken

  • Production Manager & 1st Assistant Director, The Acedia Thing, Exus Films, Featuring Stana Katic (Castle)

  • Production Designer & Production Manager, Adrift in the Heartland, Tiny Leaps Productions, Dir. Brigid Maher

  • 1st Assistant Director, Windy Field comedy pilot, I-Media Entertainment, Dir. Wojciech Lorenc

  • Production Manager, Dead Letters, Eye of the Chicken Films, Dir. Scott Cozzolino