Sophia reflects on her past in the last hours of her life - She is a young, vibrant woman who falls in love with a gypsy boy, Leo. Through dance movements, we shed light on the many faces of love and life, the pressures we place upon ourselves, and those that others place onto us. Where We Begin is a story of courage, perseverance and the strength to endure all other obstacles.
Iris Karina, Arielle Elonys, Derrick Butler
Peter Maestrey, Yvonne Jimenez
Thomas A. Krueger
Aaron C. Smith
Originally from Osaka Japan, Mitsuyo Miyazaki is an award-winning writer, director and producer. Her USC thesis film Tsuyako (2011, Drama) visited over 100 film festivals worldwide, and received 47 awards including DGA Student Award for the Best Female Filmmaker, and qualifications for the Oscar in 2012 and 2013. Her past work include live action/animated short film A Better Tomorrow (2013, Fantasy Adventure) for Lexus Short Films (produced by The Weinstein Company), Subaru Dramatic Cinema Series -- commercials and short films that features Subaru's traditional cars to their latest models. Her latest dance short film Where We Begin (2015, Drama) premiered at 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, received 7 awards at Idyllwild Film Festival, and currently in festival circuit. Miyazaki believes in the power of visual communication, and that it changes society and the minds of the people.