My name is Hiro Masuda. I am a Japanese film producer in Tokyo.
My country has just experienced the most devastating earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear crisis. It's still impossible to believe what could possibly make that happened.
As being a Japanese citizen, I want to contribute all I can do for helping my people and country of this national crisis. However, I am not powerful enough and may not have much to contribute. Beside, all I have is this movie which I spent two years of my life to create, promote and distribute it. Hotel Chelsea was theatrically released in Tokyo and two other cities in Japan and on DVD in July 2010.
I know this little independent film might not make any differeneces as I do. However, if there is any chance that I can contribute this film to the world in order to obtain help for my country, I want to believe the power of entertainment and give it try. So I have made my entire film available online for free and established this long term relief fund for Japan to have hope. Al donation will cotribut to the Ashinaga Education Fund to support orphens of the disasters.
All of your vews, supports and thoughts with all victims will be sincerely appreciated.