THE SCARECROWS

Dir. by Dan Hodgson
Short documentary nominated for the GRIERSON AWARDS, 2021

the scarecrows
  • Year2021
  • Countries of ProductionUNITED KINGDOM
  • Running time18 min

Obon, or simply Bon, is the most important celebration for Japanese people.
This national holiday celebrates the dead and it is believed that their souls come back to Earth during the celebration. In a small village called Nagoro, in the Osaka province, Obon brings back families together to celebrate their own ancestors. But the village is very peculiar: only 27 people live there, while everyone left during these last decades.
Although people had gone, a woman started to make human-size dolls which resemble the people that had left. The result is a small gem in the middle of nowhere where gorgeous dolls replace human beings.

Award Nominations
The Grierson Awards, Nominated for Best Short Documentary 2021
Encounters Film Festival, Nominated for Best Short Documentary 2020
Indianapolis Film Festival, Offical Selection 2021
International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Official Selection 2020
Rhode Island Film Festival, Official Selection 2021
Adirondack Film Festival, Offical Selection 2021
Twister Alley Film Festival, Offical Selection 2021
Euroshorts Young Filmmakers, Official Selection 2020
Norwich International Film Festival, Offical Selection 2021
SENE Film, Music and Arts Festival in Rhode Island, Official Selection 2021

 

  • Producers JULIA ALCAMO & DAN HODGSON
  • DirectorDAN HODGSON
  • EditorCHIARA ARMENTANO B.F.E.
  • Assistant Producers HIROMI TANOUE & MARIANA TORII
  • Cinematography DAN HODGSON
  • Sound REBECA ALVARO
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