MASHIMA Riichiro was born in 1972 in Saga Prefecture. After finishing his studies at Chiba University, Faculty of Engineering, following both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, he worked in the environmental design field for three years, then went on to learn 3DCG at Digital Hollywood. His graduation production Ski Jumping Large-hill Pairs won many prizes, beginning with recognition by the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, which was followed by both national and international recognition elsewhere. It was released as a DVD after it had been shown in more than 40 film festivals in 28 countries in the world. He is now intending to produce a long documentary about the history of the Ski Jumping Pairs Game. He hates pigeons.
( 2003 )