【 REALITY 】
I did a lot of interviews with people who visit "The Drifting Post" and send letters through the post.
I then used their true story to make my film. All the letters that appeared in the film are real letters.
Through them, I was able to emphasise the true extent of what happened in the disaster.
When I conducted interviews with the people who wrote the letters,
all the actors joined us so they could face the reality and make full use of the humanity they were witness to.
【 DRAW THE INSIDE 】
I also did a unique audition for the actors.
For example; I set up a scene where they read letters that delivered to ‘The Drifting Post’.
To draw their reaction, I then recorded the video for the actors when they read out the letters.Of course, they didn’t notice that the camera was on.
In addition, when I did auditions for the student role, I let them write letters to their best friends,
because I also needed to see their emotional reaction.
In exploiting their personality, I could pursue the reality and use it for my own creation.
【APPEAL TO THE SENSES】
By conveying people’s emotional difficulties, I was trying make a film that showed the five senses of being human.
How a beautiful life was suddenly taken away by the disaster, like bubbles popping, or a calm sea becoming a rough sea. The film contains beautiful scenes and sounds effects, using poetic expression and a sense of distance.