BEST OF SONOMA: WINNER BEST DRAMATIC SHORT, SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
RICEBALLS is a heartwarming story about love, pride and resilience.
Since the passing of his Australian wife, Kenji has been doing his best to bring up his only son, Josh. While he is in two minds whether to move back to Japan with Josh, Kenji starts making clumsy Japanese rice balls for his son, with the hope he will remain connected to his cultural heritage. Eventually, those rice balls strengthen their bond and help them overcome the pain of losing their loved one.
Director: Shingo Usami
Length: 10 min 20 sec