In the near future when water is scarce, Shin and Myra, two orphans following in their scientist father's footsteps, develop a technology that could turn the tides of time and heal the earth. But when dark forces kidnap them in an attempt to steal their father's invention, the device is mistakenly activated and a mysterious power unleashed. While trying to escape their captors, they are magically transported on a voyage out of this world.
Originally from Osaka, Japan, Miyazaki began her career as a stage performer and actress at a very early age. Her directorial debut short film TSUYAKO opened at the 2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest where the film won Future Filmmakers Award and Audience Award.
TSUYAKO went on to screen at over 60 film festivals worldwide, winning 38 awards including the DGA Award for the Best Female Student Director and Grand Jury prizes at Academy Award qualified film festivals.
She holds a B.S. in Theater Arts, Dance Performance and Fine Arts from Southern Utah University and an MFA in Film & Television Productions from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Shooting a film with a one of a kind concept car for her Lexus Short Film “A Better Tomorrow” thrilled and challenged director Mitsuyo Miyazaki. In this behind the scenes piece, Miyazaki and producers reveal how they overcame the obstacles and imbued even more Japanese authenticity into the story-with the help of world-renowned animator Koji Morimoto.
Young actor Kaito Kobayashi plays a very mature boy with a serious mission in director Mitsuyo Miyazaki's short film “A Better Tomorrow”. In this actor profile, watch how the youthful spirit of Kobayashi and his even younger co-star Suzuko Hara have everyone acting like a kid when the film camera stops rolling.