Japanese studio Toei has pre-sold US-Japan co-production Memoirs Of A Teenage Amnesiac to Hong Kong distributor Golden Scene.
Directed by New York-based filmmaker Hans Canosa, the film revolves around a girl at an international school in Tokyo who loses four years of memory after an accident.
It stars Japan’s hottest heartthrob, Kenichi Matsuyama, and Maki Horikita who shot to stardom with her performance in blockbuster Always: Sunset OnThird Street2. US actor Anton Yelchin and Yuya Tegoshi, a member of J-pop group News, round out the cast.
Filmed in both the US and Japan, the film is a co-production between the director’s own production outfit, Canosa Productions, and a Japanese production committee. Around 40% of the dialogue is in English and the rest in Japanese.
Canosa was winner of the special jury prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2005 for Conversations With Other Women.