Operation Barn Owl
Director: Satsuki Okawa
Producer: Harvey Weinstein
Writer: Satsuki Okawa
Cinematographer: Karsten "Crash" Gopinath
Editor: Sarah Broshar
Production Designer: Melanie Mandle
Synopsis: Ellen's best friend Jonah wants to create a unique and picturesque proposal to his girlfriend. Banding together with a group of friends, Ellen works diligently to ensure that the meticulously planned show of affection goes off without a hitch, but issues arise along the way. Ellen must overcome her feelings for Jonah and any past promises they made to each other for the proposal to go as planned.
Web Site: lexusshortfilms.com
Satsuki Okawa - Born in Tokyo, Satsuki earned her BA from Nihon University College of Arts and went on to graduate with an MFA from Columbia University in New York. Upon her graduation from Columbia, she directed several short films including “Koyuki’s Wandering Football”, which was commissioned for the Japanese Professional Football League as the J-league’s 20 year anniversary project. Last year’s Yubari favorite “Little Kyota Neon Hood” went on to gain acclaim on the international film festival circuit. The film not only won numerous awards domestically, but internationally.