Magazine article Screen International

Fortissimo Drinks to Kampai! for the Love of Sake

Magazine article Screen International

Fortissimo Drinks to Kampai! for the Love of Sake

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Fortissimo takes world rights except Japan for Mirai Konishi's feature documentary Kampai! For The Love Of Sake.

Fortissimo will start pre-sales at AFM for the film, which is currently in production. Early footage will be shown to buyers.

The English and Japanese-language film delves into the fascinating world of the Japanese liquor -- as seen through the eyes of three unique outsiders who devote their lives to becoming sake experts. They are a sake brewer, a sake journalist and the young president of a century-old sake brewery.

The film is produced by Konishi's L.A. based Wagamama Media LLC, along with LA based producer, Chiaki Yanagimoto (Samurai Avenger).

The film is executive produced by Nao Komai and SYNCA Creations CEO, Soojun Bae and will be presented In Association with Fortissimo Films.

The deal was strucky by Fortissimo chairman Michael J Werner and Yanagimoto. …

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