RETSU MOTOYOSHI

Film Director


Retsu Motoyoshi is an award winning filmmaker based in NY. He studied film directing at the School of Visual Arts in NY, where he made a couple of narrative and documentary films, with focuses on the interpersonal relations against the background of the present society and the culture. His film “the day, the summer” was screened at the NEW FILMMAKERS and the Williamsburg International Film Festival, and his documentary “The Changing Tradition”, thematically related to “the day, the summer”, was given the best short documentary award at the NY EURASIAN FILM FESTIVAL. In 2012, he joined the producing team for the sequel of the award winning feature documentary “Herb & Dorothy 50X50”, which was widely distributed and well received in the US and Japan. Retsu is currently developing his new narrative film “Dirty Cloth”.


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“FINE LINES” by LOVESKILLS

Music Video

Music Video for Loveskills’ new song “Fine Lines”

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“FINE LINES” by LOVESKILLS

There are so many divergent influences manifested in Loveskills "Fine Lines" that we don't even know where to begin: lush indie-rock, pop sensibilities, some latent house vibes, and a whole lotta breakbeat samples come together to make this track a really unique proposition.
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Changing Tradition

Short Documentary

Award winning short documentary about a small town which is famous for producing one of the most traditional and high-quality fabrics and Kimonos.

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Changing Tradition

A city called YUKI, 50miles away from Tokyo, which is famous for producing one of the most traditional and high-quality fabrics and Kimonos. Since Japanese culture has been changed drastically, people don’t wear them as before. The film is about the workers and the changes to their industry.
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