LOST & FOUND
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)
Please visit – www.tsunamireturn.com
An ENORMOUS thank you to all the people who have help made this film a reality by contributing to our crowd funding campaign:
Mary Catherine Raterman
Natalie and Jeremy Michael
Nick & Nanci Lanni
Pasquale & Lori Lanni
Tom & Cathy Hughes
Allison & Mike Gryspeerdt
Sean & Allie Hazell
Laurie & Rita Haines
Joe & Celeste D’Addio
Judy Roads Pickrell
Pierina and Carlo Felicetti
Delores Lanni & Ian Barrett
Peter & Cindy Lanni
Carmen & Marilyn Lanni
Jenny & Ivan Maglicic
Anne Marie Hudak
Joan & Sungja Yoon
Anne Murray & Branko Boskovic
Ric Esther Bienstock
Jayne Shewman Vickers
Mary Paul Wells
Carl David Onofrio
- Michelle Klein-Hass
Natalie & John Lee
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.