Shuhei Fujita was born in Kobe, Japan. After he majored in English literature in Kyoto University, he went to study filmmaking in USC film school, in which he met Taiwanese filmmakers. They invited him to come to Taiwan for their projects and this was how he started involved in filmmaking in Taiwan. He visited a lot of local families as a researcher and cinematographer for the documentaries. While working in Taiwan, he stayed in the old district of Taipei and shared the difficulties of lives with the Filipino laborers. Inspired by his personal experiences and the stories he encountered, he decided to direct his first feature-length film QUIET SUMMER in Taiwan.Shuhei Fujita recently co-produce the documentary, SHONENKO, with Taiwanese director Liang-Yin Kuo.




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