Shunji Iwai — Renowned for his innovative storytelling and distinctive visual style, Shunji Iwai is a
film director, video artist and writer. For his film SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLY (1996), Iwai teamed
with Takeshi Kobayashi, producer of the popular rock group, Mr. Children. In 1998, he released his
interactive novel All About Lily Chou-Chou online as an experiment in BBS style participation.
Three years later he adapted the novel into an award-winning film. His short film HANNA & ALICE
was first released in 2003 online, and then as a feature film the following year. Iwai recently directed
FILMFUL LIFE 2006, the story of renowned director Kon Ichikawa.