“The Birth of Sake” is a documentary film that explores how sake is handcrafted at a family-owned Japanese brewery named Tedorigawa. Produced by NYC based filmmaker Erik Shirai, the “The Birth of Sake” explores the 2,000 year old art of making the traditional Japanese spirit at the brewery. The documentary follows a team of trained artisans who spend six months away from family and friends, forming a tight brotherhood as they commit themselves to producing the finest sake possible. Funded partially by a Kickstarter campaign, “The Birth of Sake” successfully  raised over $55,000 to help complete the film. Even more good news, Shirai was  able to get “The Birth of Sake” into the Tribeca Film Festival. Check out the trailer and the film if you attend the Tribeca Film Festival. I’m just a sucker when it comes to learning how things are made.


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Originally from the Bay Area, who then moved to Los Angeles, then out to New York City. NYU Stern MBA c/o 2014. Inspired by the grind of NYC to create something that has value. Lover of all things digital, culture, and brand strategy.

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