• SUB CATEGORY :
    PRODUCTION DESIGN
  • COMPANY ENTERING :
    HAKUHODO KETTLE INC., TOKYO
  • ENTRY TITLE :
    HOT DRIVE
  • BRAND :
    JMS
  • ADVERTISER :
    TACTI INC.
  • AGENCY :
    HAKUHODO KETTLE INC., TOKYO/HAKUHODO INC., TOKYO
  • EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR :
    KENTARO KIMURA
  • COPYWRITER :
    YUSUKE KANDA
  • ART DIRECTOR :
    KEI KAWABE
  • ACCOUNT DIRECTOR :
    DAN NAMIHISA
  • ACCOUNT MANAGER :
    KOSUKE TAKAGI/TEIJI SUDO/MICHITAKA HOBO/TETSUYA NAKANE
  • AGENCY PRODUCER :
    MASANOBU HINO/YOSHINORI SASAHARA/HIROSHI KAMIYA
  • FILM PRODUCTION COMPANY :
    TOHOKUSHINSHA FILM CORPORATION, TOKYO
  • DIRECTOR :
    TSUGIHISA TANAKA
  • D.O.P/CINEMATOGRAPHER :
    ORIE ICHIHASHI
  • GAFFER :
    TAKUYA SAKIMOTO
  • EXECUTIVE PRODUCER :
    KOJI JOKE
  • FILM PRODUCER :
    NAOKI MIYASAKA
  • PRODUCTION MANAGER :
    YUSUKE MIKATA
  • PRODUCTION DESIGNER :
    MAMORU FURUMOTO
  • LOCATION CO-ORDINATOR :
    TAKEO FUKAKUSHI
  • COOKING CO-ORDINATOR :
    ERIKO SAKATA
  • CAR CO-ORDINATOR :
    NOZOMU SATOH
  • POST-PRODUCTION COMPANY :
    OMNIBUS JAPAN INC., TOKYO
  • GRADING-PRODUCTION :
    IMAGICA CORP.
  • EDITOR :
    NORITAKA IMAMURA
  • COLORIST :
    AYAKO OSUMI
  • FLAME ARTIST :
    YOKO IZUMI
  • SPECIAL EFFECTS COMPANY :
    OMNIBUS JAPAN INC., TOKYO
  • SOUND PRODUCTION COMPANY :
    AIIN CO., LTD., TOKYO
  • SOUND STUDIO PRODUCER :
    KATSUYA YAMADA
  • MUSIC COMPOSER :
    GUTEVOLK
  • VOCALIST :
    GABRIELLE
  • ENGLISH SYNOPSIS :
    IT’S 103 SECONDS FILM IN WHICH TWO FRENCH CHEFS COOK GENUINE FRENCH CUISINE USING THE HEAT INSIDE A CAR AND THE CAR BODY HEATED BY THE HOT SUMMER SUN. DRIVING A CLASSIC 1973 TOYOTA CORONA MARK II VAN DELUXE, THE TWO CHEFS HEAD FOR THE BEACH IN MIDSUMMER. THEY START COOKING WHEN IT REACHES THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF THE DAY, AND BAKE A CHICKEN SAUTÉ WITH CAST-IRON PAN ATTACHED UNDER THE SEAT. THEN, THEY MAKE RATATOUILLE WITH A PAN INSIDE THE DASHBOARD, CRISP BACON IN THE HEATED FOIL, AND SO ON. BECAUSE SUMMER OF JAPAN IS VERY HOT, THE CLIENT "JMS", THE THIRD BIGGEST AUTO CAR PART SHOP CHAIN IN JAPAN, DECIDED TO OFFER "COOL DRIVE" SERVICES FOR COMFORTABLE DRIVING WITH A COOLER ENVIRONMENT.
  • ENGLISH CONTEXT EXPLANATION :
    RECENTLY, THE SUMMER TEMPERATURE IN JAPAN IS BECOMING DRAMATICALLY HIGH AND HUMID. THE AIM OF THIS FILM IS TO EXPAND THE RECOGNITION OF “COOL DRIVE” CAMPAIGN HELD BY JMS; THE AUTO CAR PART SHOP, OFFERING SERVICES AND ITEMS TO MAKE INSIDE OF A CAR MORE COMFORTABLE ENVIRONMENT. WE CAME UP WITH THE IDEA “HOT DRIVE” TO MAKE THE JAPANESE ENJOY THE HOT WEATHER FASHIONABLY INSTEAD OF ENDURING IT. WE MADE THE WHOLE MOVIE WITH FRENCH CINEMA STYLE IN ORDER TO MAKE IT ATTRACTIVE FOR THE JAPANESE PEOPLE. WITH FRENCH CUISINE, FRENCH CASTS, AND FRENCH JOKES WE SUCCESSFULLY MADE THE FILM AS IF WE HAVE SHOT IN FRANCE, BUT THE WHOLE MOVIE WAS ACTUALLY SHOT IN THE RURAL AREA IN JAPAN, AND WE WERE ABLE TO SHOOT WITHIN TEN MILLION YEN OF PRODUCTION COST.