Aiko Masubuchi is a producer, film curator and translator based in Tokyo and New York. After working at MoMA’s Film Department and the American Museum of Natural History, she was the Senior Film Programmer at Japan Society in New York. Since becoming freelance, she has guest-programmed at venues such as Film at Lincoln Center, Film Forum and Anthology Film Archives as well as in Japan. She has produced short films such as The Chicken (dir. Neo Sora, Locarno 2020), What it is that you said? (dir. Shun Ikezoe, New York 2021) and a feature documentary called One Hundred Years and Hope (dir. Takashi Nishihara. DMZDocs 2022) that have all played at international film festivals. Earthquake, Neo Sora's debut feature film is currently in pre-production.
Zakkubalan - Japan
Zakkubalan is a team of filmmakers based in New York City and Tokyo.
Drawing from a diverse slate of disciplines — including film production, fine art, and curation — Neo Sora, Albert Tholen, and Aiko Masubuchi create engaging and thoughtful narratives with humor, a political bent, and an international perspective.
Earthquake by Neo Sora (Feature, drama)
The Chicken by Neo Sora (short)
What it is that you said? by Shun Ikezoe (short)
Sugar Glass Bottle by Neo Sora (short)
The Song of Rain by Tetsuichiro Tsuta (mid-length)
One Hundred Years and Hope (feature documentary)
Rotterdam Lab alumni in 2023
Our returning Rotterdam Lab graduates in 2023.