The lost & found the future dokumentary film – videoreport


the feature documentary film



Imagine losing everything. Your home, your business, all your worldly possessions. Gone forever… or are they?


Right now an epic endeavor is underway involving 2 continents, 3 countries and the largest body of water on earth. Join us as we go on a journey to discover the stories of those whose lives were stolen by the sea. 25 million tonnes of wreckage from Japan’s devastating tsunami was washed into the Pacific Ocean and some of that is now destined to wash up on North America’s shores.


The debris – fragments of coastal towns, fishing communities and rural villages – is evidence of the 15,000 lives lost to the waves. Across North America & Japan government officials, scientists and beachcombers alike are coming together to track & collect all that was lost. What is their mandate? To gather these items that have traveled across the world and as they wash up on North America’s shores to return them their rightful owners in Japan.


Strangers, continents apart, are coming together to salvage the memories amidst the debris. Discover the stories of the people whose lives will be forever changed.








SCREENING 6:30 pm The Bloor Cinema


AFTERPARTY 9:00 pm The Gladstone Hotel (sponsor)






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An ENORMOUS thank you to all the people who have help made this film a reality by contributing to our crowd funding campaign:

Cara Lewis-Watts

Jivan Nagra

Debby Walker

Sharon Colle

Ian Beube

Paulina Robak

Shannon Hart

Maria Shin

Lana Gorlitz

Madalyn Lanni

Samantha Sarafinchan

Natalie Cornett

Mary Catherine Raterman

Natalie and Jeremy Michael

Sandra Kim

Stephanie McArthur

Nick & Nanci Lanni

Vicki Terrant

Yuki Nakamura

Will Woods

Pasquale & Lori Lanni

Ashley Anderson

Dennis Laprairie

Young Choi

Sandra Watson

Mark Mainguy

Yasmine Louis

Tom & Cathy Hughes

Natasha Hesch

Lena Raterman

Thanh Nguyen

Val Carega

Lauren Breecher

Connie Canal

Katie Malisani

Allison & Mike Gryspeerdt

Jordan Armenise

Chuck Templeton

Joseph Dilibero

Mary Henricksen

Gino Stroffolino

Owen Williams

Yuri Hong

Julia Course

Sean & Allie Hazell

Eunice Lee-Dyal

Pat Barrett

David Draper

Elaine Snider

Michael McMahon

Doug Nichol

Sean Cisterna

Dennis Vidaic

Frank Park

Suzanne Perkins

Micha Dahan

Laurie & Rita Haines

Joe & Celeste D’Addio

Joseph Lanni

Scott Rutherford

Tanya Blake

Doug Crosbie

Judy Roads Pickrell

Angelo Stroffolino

Jean-Pierre Champagne

Edward Doran

Ariel Jones

Robert Eaton

Pierina and Carlo Felicetti

Peter Vitaterna

Jason MacIntyre

Jean-Pierre Champagne

Monica Kalmanovitch

Nadia Fazio

Mark Dellora

Simon Cheesman

Robert Day

Leanne Rosteing

Elsielyn Ng

Heather Burns-Shillington

Sharon Colle

Delores Lanni & Ian Barrett

Glenn Paradis

Peter & Cindy Lanni

Paula Jubinville

Margaret Hardman

James Bartolomeo

Carmen & Marilyn Lanni

Jenny & Ivan Maglicic


Jill Borra

Sky Lamothe

Shelly Lyonnais

Kathryn Ruppert-Dazai

Lauren Brecher

Maureen Grant

Anne Marie Hudak

Jeff Vanderwal

Nelson Ferreira

Liam Colle

Ian Beube

Karin Wiens

Courtenay Betts

Jen Hanson

Margaret Forsyth

Margaret Lloyd

Sharon Zupancic

Mark Burgess

Lana Gorlitz

Susan Yoon

Brian Cox

Nina Stephen


Helen Morris

David Raterman

Tara Anderson

Jedd Jones

Joan & Sungja Yoon

Nickolaos Stagias

Christine Kohut

Wanda Ely

Elizabeth Ryu

Heather Renzella

Lauren Davies

Anne Murray & Branko Boskovic

Meredith McCarthy

Shannon Hart

Sera Ki

Kathryn Dingle

Craig Moffit


Kristen Colle

Jason Taylor

Martha Collyer

Eric Schouten


Dean Pollock

Dave Tebby

Kristin Nelson

Traven Benner

Ric Esther Bienstock

Ed Krupa

Andrea Menzies

Jayne Shewman Vickers

Theresa Snape

Todd Brooks

Liisa Allen

Zoë Mitchell

Marc Mitchell

Greg Terakita

Carol Strom


Melissa Dozois

Michael Macdonald

Rob Burns

Jan McCharles

Carrie Janisse

Jennifer MacLachlan

Valerie Tih

Keren Jackman

Randy Chase

Michele Stanger

Marco Avolio

Mafie Hughes

Marco Difelice

Moira McQueen

Keyvan Foroughi

Dylan Macleod

Kaitlin Knyf

Sean Wainsteim

Tara Elwood

Janelle Zhao

Gabriel Goodenough

David Suddaby

Corynn Kokolakis

Sandra Meret

Elizabeth Radshaw

Aeschylus Poulos

David Lam

Franco Rovazzi

Amy Wilson

Graham Hill

Scot Mcfadyen

Robin Mirsky

Josh Colle

Kelly Scissons

Martha Dorion

Mary Paul Wells

Brett Hendrie

Ian McLeod

Nobu Adilman

Keisha Bell

Jennifer Koestler

Aileen Gardner

Matthew Henderson

Alicia Belvedere

Erin Berry

Carl David Onofrio

Alex Contini

Paula Talesnik

Wesley Legge

Nicole Fritz

Andrea Menzies

Michelle Lalonde

Jennifer McNaughton

Ginger Jarvis

Michael Schaus

Brent Craig

Luba Lesychyn

Jennifer Marinelli

Nick Godwin

Alex Kell

  1. Michelle Klein-Hass

Jun Dazai

Paul Mann

Ao Loo

Amber Baker

Tara Sutton


Darlene Gwodz


Ann Davidson


Natalie & John Lee


Jeri Littlewood



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The Team

Nicolina Lanni:          Director / Producer (download CV)


Nicolina Lanni is a Toronto based filmmaker with a background in Journalism.  She began her career working in public radio at the CBC but quickly turned to documentary film making.  She has worked on numerous award winning programs like Nazi Hunters and Manson.  Nicolina has the ability to gain unprecedented access to difficult subject matter and loves the challenge of creating evocative story telling.  LOST & FOUND is her first feature length documentary film to be released in 2016.



John Choi: Director / Producer / Director of Photography (download CV)


John Choi: is a Toronto based filmmaker. He began his career as a photo assistant in NYC but quickly turned his sights to motion picture film. He has worked on numerous studio feature films as a camera assistant including Oh Brother Where Art Thou, Godzilla and The Bone Collector. After working his way up to Director of Photography he moved back to Toronto to produce and shoot his own work. One of the first series he Directed/DPed was the eclectic Food Network series Foodjammers and then he went on to create, Direct/DP Fresh With Anna Olson another series for The Food Network. He has currently Directed and DPing factual series on Discovery ID including Murder in Paradise and Motives and Murders.


John is currently about to release his first feature documentary LOST & FOUND which included international co-production broadcast partners including Canada SHAW, Japan NHK and Australia SBS.


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