Ik-Tong Ryo 呂翼東
English / Japanese bilingual filmmaker

IK-TONG RYO
呂 翼東

About Me
Career
Awards
About Me
Award Winning Film Director, Content Producer, and Digital Marketer

3.5th generation Zainichi Korean filmmaker working across the globe.

Utilizing my native Japanese and English skills, I was involved in the film production of 40+ motion pictures in Hollywood and countless video content in Japan.

Skilled in directing, producing, editing, and cinematography.

Has been nominated/awarded in notable film festivals around the world.

Also a digital marketer with skills cultivated during 3 years of experience in a digital marketing agency as an Online Video AD Sales consultant and Online Content Producer.

Career
Career focusing on Film making and Marketing

Born in Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi, Japan.
Raised at St.Mary’s International School in Tokyo.

2014 – Earned BFA cum laude (Film and Television Production) at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles

2015 – Joined OPT, Inc., a digital marketing company in Japan as an online video AD consultant / digital marketing planner

2017 – Established McGuffin, an online video medium for Japanese male millennials

2019 – Became independent film creator / digital marketer
・Joined runAway Inc. as Digital Marketer Manager to support content producing and international influencer castings
・Joined CNN Create APAC team as a Creative Producer

Awards
Awards, Nominations, and Screenings

Ressentiment (Short Narrative Film)

Joseon (Short Documentary Film)

・Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2016 – Official Selection
・Athens International Short Film Festival Psarokokalo 2016 –

Digital Tattoo (Short Sc-Fi Film)
・Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2021 – Official Selection
・Shenzhen International Film Festival 2021 Winner – Best on a Small Budget
・Toronto Shorts International Film Festival

Featured skills

Directing
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Producing & Creative Planning
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Cinematography
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Editing
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Translation
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Digital Marketing
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Works

Blogs

2022-04-26
映画Digital Tattooについて
無自覚な”デジタルタトゥー”を問う近未来を舞台にした社会派SF映画として制作された本作。2019年に5日間の撮影を行い、2020年の10月に完成した22分の短...
2022-04-22
TVアニメ『氷菓』10周年
2022年4月22日は、京都アニメーションのTVアニメ『氷菓』の放送開始からちょうど10年。自分にとってこの作品は人生に最も大きな影響を与えた作品の一つ...
2022-02-02
2021年の振り返り
2022年はすでに2月へと突入。1月は仕事に忙殺され、編集室で2週間ずっと作業をしたり、ノロウイルスに感染して1週間以上ダウンしたりと散々な日々を送る...
2022-01-02
2021年 私が選ぶ映画トップ10
2020年は映画界にとってビジネス構造を見直す転換期ともなりましたが、2021年はその延長みたいなものでしたね。MCUシリーズを2年ぶりに劇場で観ることが...