Born in New Orleans, writer-director John Cairns has lived and worked as a writer, director and producer for commercial and independent film and video productions in America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He holds an MFA degree in film production from Syracuse University, and also studied film theory at the Paris Center for Critical Studies, Sorbonne. Cairns has lived in Tokyo for 15 years, and is a director at Lantis KK. This is his feature debut.
Producer Yukie Kito is an independent producer with credits that include Ethan Hawke's "The Hottest State," which premiered at the 2006 Venice International Film Festival, Wayne Wang's "A Thousand Years of Good Prayers," which won Best Film at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Tokyo Sonata," which won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard Section and the Best Picture at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong. She is currently producing Seijun Suzuki's "A Sense of Honey."