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Safu - Funge and Sashimi - Directed by Wilson Mbiavanga


When superstar NY Chef and notorious playboy, James Masala runs away from his successful career and his overbearing traditionalist father he finds himself “crash landing” in Tokyo, Japan with his only belonging, a mysterious old diary called “Safu”. Without a cent to his name and no where to go he is forced to stay with his ex-girlfriend, Kaori, in her families modest Japanese bed & breakfast.

Temperatures rise when he clashes with the manager of the B&B who also happens to be Kaori’s stubborn little sister, Hanae.






  • Wilson Mbiavanga Director, Writer

  • Mari Kawade Writer

  • Wilson Mbiavanga Producer

  • Nergis Senturk Producer

  • Jamaal Green Producer

  • Thom Sanchez Producer

  • Natski Key Cast “Hanae Mizoguchi”


  • Stephen Cofield Jr. Key Cast “James Masala”

  • Erica Westgate Key Cast “Kaori Mizoguchi”

  • Nobu Ishii Key Cast “Kenya Mizoguchi”

  • Shin Okooji Key Cast “Sonosuke”

  • Project Type: Television, Web / New Media

  • Runtime: 39 minutes 48 seconds

  • Completion Date: February 10, 2020

  • Production Budget: 40,000 USD

  • Country of Origin: United States

  • Country of Filming: Japan

  • Language: English, Japanese

Director Biography

Wilson Mbiavanga

Born in Luanda (Angola), Wilson is an award winning Director and Screenwriter. His short film, "5 Minutes," which was released in 2012 was selected at NYLA Film Festival, Williamsburg International Film Festival and many more. Mbiavanga has also won awards at the Los Angeles Movie Awards. He is currently working on the political drama "Enlightenments"