Friday, September 24th


Hickory Community Theatre

Directed by Kenjo McCurtain

Masa hires rental actress and aspiring dancer, Kanako, to pose as his fiancee to impress his estranged, terminally-ill father. But as his father’s death delays, Masa is forced to confront the spiraling web of lies and to learn to follow his heart.

Kenjo McCurtain is an award-winning filmmaker who moved to Japan to pursue his craft after graduating with a BA in Film Studies in the UK, where his work was screened at the university’s annual film festival.

Kenjo has written and directed four short films. Make-Believers (2020), a Japanese romantic musical is his feature film debut as director. Kenjo is a Kyoto Filmmakers’ Lab alumni and bilingual in English and Japanese.