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Post Screening Panelist, Black Box Diaries

Eric Nyari


Producer, Instruments of a Beating Heart, and Black Box Diaries

Based in Tokyo and New York, Eric is President of Cineric Creative and International Representative for renowned film restoration house Cineric, Inc.

Eric has produced numerous films in Japan, including director Amir Naderi’s Cut, which was the Opening Film of the 2011 Venice Film Festival’s Orizzonti section. He produced Monte, an Italy/USA/French co-production, which premiered at the 2016 Venice Film Festival with Naderi receiving the Glory to the Filmmaker Award. In documentary, he produced the critically acclaimed portrait Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (Venice 2017) and companion concert film, Ryuichi Sakamoto: Async Live At The Park Avenue Armory (Berlin 2018). Eric has managed 4K restorations of Japanese classics such as Kenji Mizoguchi’s Ugetsu with Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation, as well as Yasujiro Ozu’s Late Spring.

In recent years, he has produced Yoichiro Okutani’s Odoriko, which won two awards at Cinema du Reel in 2021; Takeshi Fukunaga’s Ainu Mosir, which was awarded a Special Jury Mention in Tribeca’s International Narrative Competition in 2020, and Fukunaga’s Mountain Woman (Tokyo International 2022); Ema Ryan Yamazaki’s Koshien: Japan’s Field Of Dreams (DOC NYC 2019). He has served as a Producer on director Neo Sora’s Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus, which premiered at the 2023 Venice and New York Film Festival, and Sora’s upcoming narrative debut; Shiori Ito’s self-documentary Black Box Diaries, which premiered to critical acclaim at Sundance 2024.