Ishii Katsuhito

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  • Native name: 石井 克人
  • Also Known as: いしい かつひと
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: December 31, 1966
  • Age: 52

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Ishii Katsuhito

  • Name: Ishii Katsuhito
  • Native name: 石井 克人
  • Also Known as: いしい かつひと
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: December 31, 1966
  • Age: 52
Ishii Katsuhito is a Japanese film director.

After graduating from Musashino Art University, Katsuhito Ishii got a job at Tohokushinsha Film and began directing commercials in 1992, receiving numerous awards in this field. His first short film The Promise of August, shot in 1995, went on to receive the Japanese Film Grand Prix in the Fantastic Video Section of the 1995 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival.

He made his feature debut with Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl, based on the visual novel by cult manga artist Minetaro Mochizuki and starring regular collaborator Tadanobu Asano.

Ishii quickly followed his success with another box office hit, Party 7 (2000), which featured Masatoshi Nagase, Yoshio Harada and Tadanobu Asano among others. Between the years 2001 and 2002, he created a series of short films including the 3D animated dialogue piece Hal & Bons and the 2D animated space opera Trava Fist Planet. Among other commercials and select TV projects including the short Black Room which starred Takuya Kimura, and Music Power Go Go!, He collaborated with Production I.G for the animation sequence of Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Volume 1.

In 2004, his fourth feature film The Taste of Tea won Best Feature Film at the Hawaii International Film Festival. In 2006, he co-directed the feature film Funky Forest with fellow Japanese film makers and old school friends Shunichiro Miki and ANIKI. He founded his own production company, Nice Rainbow, in October 2006.
Director
Year Title Type Rating
2014 Hello! Junichi
Movie
8.0
2013 Yo nimo Kimyou na Monogatari: 2013 Fall Special
Special
9.0
2008 Sorasoi
Movie
0.0
2008 My Darling of the Mountains
Movie
6.2
1999 Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl
Movie
7.4
Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
2012 Higashino Keigo Mysteries
Drama
7.4
2011 Smuggler
Movie
7.2
2008 Yo nimo Kimyou na Monogatari: 2008 SMAP Special
Special
0.0
2006 Funky Forest: The First Contact
Movie
6.8
2004 The Taste of Tea
Movie
7.6
2000 Party 7
Movie
6.4
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