Jeff Chiba Stearns interview – One Big Hapa Family – 2010 CIFF Calgary International Film Festival

One Big Hapa Family posterJeff Chiba Stearns interview - One Big Hapa Family - 2010 CIFF Calgary International Film Festival

I had a great time interviewing Jeff Chiba Stearns, filmmaker of “One Big Hapa Family“, last night and I am looking forward to watching his feature-length documentary One Big Hapa Family on Sunday, Sept 26, 2:45pm.

In the interview Jeff and I chatted about what inspired him to make the documentary, why he thinks may explain the stats of 95% of Japanese-Canadian marries inter=racially or Japanese of non-Japanese decent (South Asian is 13%), why can we learn from this difference. Jeff and I also talk about the animation techniques he used, what inspired him to draw some of the scenes in his over 1.4 million views “Yellow Sticky Notes“, his recommended animation book “The Illusion of Life“, and other animation/filmmaking ideas. Enjoy.

One Big Hapa Family - Jeff & GrandpaOne Big Hapa Family - Sushi

One Big Hapa Family - Chalk HapasOne Big Hapa Family - Koga Reunion 2009

2 Responses to Jeff Chiba Stearns interview – One Big Hapa Family – 2010 CIFF Calgary International Film Festival

  1. […] The Ideas Revolutionary blog has an interview with Jeff Chiba Stearns talking about ‘One Big Hapa Family’ where he discusses what inspired him to make the documentary and it reflects on Canada’s social experiment during wartime WWII and the subsequent impacts. He also discusses his other award-winning films that he animated on Post-It Notes. Be sure to check it out over HERE. […]

  2. […] interviewed Jeff Chiba Stearns in advance of the world premiere screening his first feature-length documentary One Big Hapa […]

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