· Children’s Message of Peace in production/Color, Sound/Interactive DVD/Web Project – Based on rare Hiroshima children survivors’ accounts, this video teaches US children the terror of a nuclear bomb. Aims to be used in peace education efforts in the U.S. Collaboration with Dr. Kathleen Sullivan, a disarmament educator and consultant to the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs in New York. Sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).
· The GateKeeper of Enmyoin 2008/124 min. direcotrs’s cut, 1st feature, (2007/159 min. long version) – A detective documentary on a life of a 95-yr-old Japanese female Buddhist priest in Okayama, Japan. Sponsored by NYFA.Grants & Awards Received: NEA Production Grant (2002), Japan-US Friendship Commission Grant (2001&2002), Brooklyn Arts Council’s NYSCA & DCA Regrant (2001&2002), Jerome Foundation Production Grant (2000), New York State Council on the Arts’ Individual Artist Grant (2000), National Asian American Telecommunications Association Media Fund (2000)
· March on Washington in Brooklyn 2008/11min. DV, DVD Project – This video covered an event in Jan. 08 in which children of PS 261 reenacted the historic March on Washington from their school to the Brooklyn Borough Hall. After the unexpected response from the PS261 parents, it was decided that PTA would use it for fundraising purposes. Reiko orchestrated a parent crew of volunteer videographers (include. Max) and photographers to create this moving piece.
· Bringing Literacy to Life -2002/ 30min version & 60min. version /DV documentary – This video documented a seven-week-long educational experiment by Vacilia Cassens, a Bank Street College Fellow at the time, in which a pre-k class brings their favorite picture book to a live performance employing four forms of art; storytelling, music, dance and painting. Co-production with Cassens. Screened at the Bank Street College of Education.
· Chef Kato’s French at Home, -2000/56min./DV/ cooking instructional video for survival. Self-distributed on/off-line. Sold at major Japanese bookstores and grocery stores in the US. Reviewed in Yomiuri America.· World’s Home Cuisine in NY: Greek Home Recipes -1999/30min/DVCultural cooking show made for Japanese public TV.
· Returning -1997/20min/DV/experimental narrative script – A neo-future Japanese immigrants’ story in NY co-written by Reiko & Max. Project of Film Video Arts Artist/Mentor Scholarship with Rea Tajiri (1996).
· Sound of Reality -1996/5-7min. x 3/radio essay 5-7min. x 3 – Max’s artistic study on the sonic environment of our lives and our notion of hearing and listening, broadcast repeatedly on WBAI, NY
· remnants -1995/11min/16mm film/ personal documentary (DVD on sale ) – Reiko’s personal reflection on Japan’s Westernization and the image of self and others. Poetically incorporated experimental images and intergenerational family dialogs.Screenings & Awards: Broadcast -PBS Texas The Territory. Festivals -Margaret Mead Film Fest, SXSW Film Conference & Fest (TX), NY Asian American Int’l Film Fest, San Francisco Asian American Film Fest, LA Pacific American Int’l Film Fest, Woman of Color Film Fest (CA), Woman in Director’s Chair (IL). National tours -Women in Director’s Chair, Pacific Film Archives. Other Showings: The Riant Theatre , Cinema Village, American Photography Institute, Japan Society (all NYC), NY University, the New School for Social Research, Boston University. Awards: R. G. Youngson Gold Award (best film), New School Annual Competition (1995), Honorary Mention, New School Commencement Exercises.
· Media Marginalia -1994/58min/video/doc/in Japanese – A report on NY’s alternative media support system for the fellow social filmmakers in Japan. Distributed by Video Press.
· Midnight Train -1993/experimental short video – Reiko’s poetic essay about a girl’s search for the moon.