Ryo Okawara

大川原亮

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Born in 1986 Yokohama, he graduated in 2009 from the Department of Graphic Design, Tama Art University. And completed in 2012 from Department of Animation, Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts. He is a freelance animation director and illustrator.

His 2012 film, A Wind Egg, was awarded the Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. His other films include the collaborative work Orchestra (2008) and Animal Dance (2009) and His work has been shown at animation festivals in Hiroshima, Toronto, Ottawa, and Annecy, France.

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