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"A Highly Artistic Work With a Prayer For Peace And a Message To Humankind." - Asahi Family Newspaper
A Riveting First Person Account of The Horrors of Nuclear War And
The Power of Love & Forgiveness
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At 8:15am on August 6, 1945, Shinji Mikamo, a teen in the center of Hiroshima City, was on the roof of his home when the atomic bomb exploded.


This hybrid documentary - narrative film is narrated in English with Japanese subtitles and features never before seen audio and video recordings, evocative reenactments, and archival images — “bringing the past into the present.” (Modern Times Review)



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is an award-winning director and producer and the founder of the creative agency Runaway Horses.

His mission as an artist is to unveil hidden truths about the human condition, give voice to the voiceless and make the invisible, visible. His clients include HBO, Facebook, Disney and Avenues The World School.

J.R.'s debut feature film 'Niji No Shita Ni' (Under The Rainbow) had its world premiere at the 28th Mill Valley Film Festival and reviewed as being touched by the spirits of Kurosawa and Imamura, filled unexpected wonders and gentle humor and radiating with the resilient glow of life.



published 8:15 - A True Story of Survival and Forgiveness from Hiroshima (formerly Rising from the Ashes in 2013) to spread the message of resiliency and forgiveness for betterment of humanity from her father’s story she grew up listening to. No detailed accounts of a Hiroshima survivor have been presented in this format in English before. 


Being raised by two Hiroshima survivors, she promised herself as a child to contribute to world peace. She has dedicated her career in leadership development, mental health, and education to promote peace and betterment of humanity among diverse groups of people to create a harmony as a medical psychologist, executive coach, consultant, author and speaker. 


In 2014, Dr. Mikamo received the Award for Exceptional Services for World Peace and Humanity from World Peace and Prosperity Foundation at House of Lords in London for promoting forgiveness and empathy through her writing and speaking.

Executive Producer

& Writer

is an award-winning film producer and an Asian American actress. Nini's short film, The Dark of Night, starring Sam Rockwell and Leslie Bibb, had a successful run during the film festival circuit. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, won Best Short at the La Femme International Film Festival and nominated for best short at the Mill Valley Film Festival. In 2014, Nini made her acting debut on the highly acclaimed Netflix original series House of Cards. She concluded her role as Lynn Phang on the sixth and final season.
Nini has worked in the film industry since 2009 and has gained her knowledge and work ethic through productions such as Blade Runner 2049, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Wonder Woman and more. 


& Actress


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