The award ceremony took place on Friday, July 18th in Sydney, Australia.  Here is a clip of Dean Yamada accepting the Inigo Award. 


It is now official that MNK has won a significant award in Australia — 1st place — that comes with a cash prize of 2,500 EUR.  Dean Yamada, the director of MNK is in Australia at this time to receive the award.

For more information go to:   Worship And the Arts Blog

The Los Angeles premiere of “Mujo No Kaze” is set for Saturday, December 1st at the AFI Ted Ashley Screening Room in Los Angeles and will run from 8:30-11pm.

Doors open: 8:15pm

Showtimes: 8:30pm (followed by Q&A with writer/director Dean Yamada and crew); 9:15pm.

Dress is semi-formal. Reception at same location. Admission is free!

Directions from Biola:
1. Start out going south on Biola Avenue toward Cortina Dr 0.3 mi
2. Turn right onto Rosecrans. 2.3 mi
3. Turn slight right onto Firestone Blvd. 0.3 mi
4. Merge onto I-5 N. 12.1 mi
5. Keep LEFT to take US-101 N toward Los Angeles/Civic Center. 8.6 mi
6. Take the Hollywood Blvd exit- Exit 8B. 0.2 mi
7. Take the Hollywood Blvd East ramp. <0.1 mi
8. Turn slight right onto Hollywood Blvd. 0.3 mi
9. Turn left onto N. Western Ave. 0.3 mi
10. End: 2021 N Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027, US

Time: about 30 minutes (watch out for traffic, though!)

Mujo No Kaze was picture-locked in July (or thereabouts). Dean then began working with various post-houses on sound-mixing, and color correction. Many of you may be wondering what the blazes has been going on with this film since then. A lot, actually. I’ll attempt to corral all that information here:

>>The completed film was submitted to Sundance and Slamdance, mid-October. We’ll hear if we’re in at the end of this month/beginning of the next.

>>The premiere is set for December 1st at the AFI Mark Goodson Theatre in Los Angeles. Doors open at 8:30. Admission is free.

>>The website has been launched! A high quality version of the trailer is now available! Visit at:

>>The trailer is also on YouTube. The quality leaves much to be desired, but if it would tickle your fancy to see it on that massive purveyor of media, I present you with the link here

>>We have created a Facebook group, so if you would like to support us or want to catch the latest news, join us at: “Mujo No Kaze: The Wind of Impermanence”

Mujo No Kaze has been one heck of a wild ride, and it’s not over yet!

–posted by alyssa iwata

Is the film premiere already here and gone?
I would love to have a copy of the press kit and I want to see the film!!! : )

How is everyone doing?

~Posted by MeiYen~