Pictures Dept, Co., Ltd. / President
SHIOMAKI is a long time industry expert, a founder and the owner of Japanese production/distribution company Pictures Dept, Co., Ltd. Aside from many of her acquisition of internationally acclaimed titles, as a feature film producer, SHIOMAKI produced, SAKE-BOMB in 2013 and it was awarded Best Screenplay at Los Angeles Asia Pacific Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature at San Diego Asian Film Festival. SHIOMAKI has produced FROM ALL CORNERS which was officially selected at SXSW 2018 in its Documentary Spotlight section and wide-release theatrical success film. HOMECOMING - The Journey of Cardboard, the episodic sequel of this documentary which SHIOMAKI directed, has been selected for SXSW Episodic Pilot Competition in 2020. Since 2018, SHIOMAKI has been appointed as Japanese Co-Producer of Academy Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences, Visual History Projects. She has been helping to produce two hour documentary archives of Japanese legend filmmakers including, director YAMADA Yoji, YOSHIDA Kiju, SHINODA Masahiro, OBAYASHI Yoshihiko, composer HISAISHI Joe, NOGAMI Teruyo, scripter for most of KUROSAWA Akira films, YAMANOUCHI Shizuo, the producer of OZU Yasujiro films, actress KAGAWA Kyoko. Those documentaries will be archived at the Hollywood Film Museum which will be opened in September 2021. She is working on several documentary projects to aim for world premiere and Japanese theatrical distribution in 2022 including a non-fiction film about two time World Champion of Rock Climbing legend, HIRAYAMA Yuji.