November 21, 2016

KAIZEN Studios presents Fil-Am Director Anthony Diaz V film : “BREAK” ( crime, drama, love story and action film )

KAIZEN STUDIOS presents “BREAK” a crime, drama, love story and action film written and directed by Anthony Diaz V, who is also the lead star of this full feature film. 

“BREAK” is a story of a young Japanese-American man who crosses the line with the underworld element in Tokyo, while dealing with his own personal struggle of being an outsider trying to fit in with Japanese society. The story is told with the backdrop of the American and Japanese Hip-Hop & Rap scene.

The 1st Hollywood style movie that was shot in Japan, with Japanese actors speaking both English & Japanese throughout the film, “BREAK”  movie caters to a Global Audience.

“BREAK” press conference on Saturday, November 19, 2016,  Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati, Philippines

“BREAK” starring Anthony Diaz V, Namihiko Oomura, Kaede Ishizuka & Tohru Watanabe. Japanese rapper Ish-One and American rapper Crazy-T infuse hip-ho into the movie soundtrack and are also showcased in the film.

Anthony Diaz V discovered his love for film and has since completed dozens of short films starting from the young age of 15. This has given him a broad range of hands on experience through screen writing, directing, producing, acting and editing his own short films.

His passion for film-making led him to enroll at the University of Las Vegas Film School, USA (UNLV) where many famous movie directors and producers have taught. He graduated with high honors with a Bachelor Degree in Film in the year 2010 at the age of 20 making him the youngest graduate in the history of the program.

Anthony wrote, directed and acted in a short film called “Delusion” which was specially showcased at the UNLV Film Festival. The next film he wrote, directed and acted in is called “Forgotten Heroes.”This film is about the war in Afghanistan and how it affects a U.S. military family. It received rave reviews and has played at various movie festivals and is under consideration to be showcased at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

“BREAK” press conference on Saturday, November 19, 2016,  Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati, Philippines 
In 2012, Anthony started a film production company called Kaizen Studios in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. In 2013, he also established Kaizen Studios Co., Ltd. in the Shibuya District in the heart of Tokyo, Japan. He recently completed an Independent Hollywood movie, called “BREAK” in which he wrote, directed and acted in which uses Japan as a backdrop. He is currently in Pre-Production for his next film to be produced in Tokyo and is also playing the Lead Actor in an upcoming Gorio Vicuna Film. Anthony Diaz V has been visiting Japan each year since the age of 8, which has greatly influenced his journey in the world of film.
"When I was a kid, my family had movie night every Friday. After every film I would ask my parents..."what motivated the characters actions?" At age 8 my dad let me watch The Godfather, Taxi Driver, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, El Mariachi, The Shawshank Redemption etc. Films that many kids my age at the time wouldn't be interested in. Also, for as long as I can remember, I along with my brother and sisters would always re-enact movie scenes and quoted movie lines everywhere we went," shared Anthony Diaz V regarding his journey in films.
"I always wanted to be an actor first and was in school plays since I was 5 years old, in Kindergarten. I thought that actors were the extent of the "movies." Not realizing till later on that there was a whole process behind what we see on screen. So when I became aware of the process, thats when I asked my dad for a camera and he gave me a cheap China made digital 4MB SD card palm camera," said T-Boy, as Anthony is called.
""BREAK" was actually inspired from a short film I made when I was 17 years old called "Lunch Break" which I shot with my high school friends in Vegas. The premise of the story is similar, but I expanded the universe and characters against the backdrop of Japan. 
This film is really unique as it blends American storytelling with Japanese cinema infused with hip-hop. Its the first time to my knowledge that a film has simultaneous English and Japanese language throughout the movie with supporting subtitles.
But most importantly, the overall theme is of a foreigner trying desperately to fit in. It is what most of us have experienced in some form or another."

Anthony (T-Boy) hopes “Break” will be chosen to compete at the next Sundance International Film Festival.
“We are waiting for the announcement in December. This is my first submission, but I’ve attended the festival several times, years ago. The event is the perfect place to meet new people I can learn a lot from. Also, most film buyers and distributors attend Sundance more than any other film festival in the world. So if you are accepted into Sundance, it’s the closest to hitting a home run.”

For more info and updates, visit  Anthony DiazV 

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