Full House Screening

Thanks a million to everyone who came and supported the film screening of "Drive Me to the Sea"! We had a full house for every show during the two-day screening of the film.  Particularly, the turn out for the screening at Japan Society was beyond our expectations and we are sorry to those of you whom we could not accommodate that evening.  The heavy snow on Saturday didn't discourage our wonderful supporters from attending the event at The Nippon Club and YMCA in White Plains either!

A total of 550 people attended the events across two days and we are so grateful that this inspiring and educational film had reached a significant number of audience, spreading awareness of autism.

<Mr. Masaaki Tanaka, Managing Executive Officer & CEO The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, introduces the film as the sponsor of the screening @Japan Society>

<Nozomi Terao, Executie Director of HappyDoll.org; Hisako Cunningham M.S., communication therapist; Kunihiro Yamashita, screen writer; and Linda Hoaglund, translator @Japan Society>

We hope everyone enjoyed themselves and that this film was a positive impact and a food for thought.

TV Japan will broadcast a report of the screening next Saturday, Jan 28th. Don't miss it!

Also, NHK wrote a short article about the event. Please check it out:

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20120121/k10015438671000.html

The screen writer, Mr. Kunihiro Yamashita, traveled all the way from Japan. He had a passport issued just for this occasion as this was his first time abroad! Mr. Yamashita will be leaving today to return to Japan and we wish him safe travels! You can read about his fascinating adventure in New York on his blog, which he updates EVERYDAY: http://bokuumi.cocolog-nifty.com/  (In Japanese only)

Finally, we would like to thank the sponsors of the screening,  Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, ANA (All Nippon Airways Co.,), KPMG LLP, ITO EN, Tokyo-Frost Valley YMCA Partnership , and Apple Time.

Fabulous news: "Drive Me to the Sea" has been selected as one of ANA's in-flight movies for the April & May program! If you're flying during this time, you know what airline to choose!

Once again, thank you so much for coming and supporting this movie!

See you soon at our next "event"!