The Benza Series 2

DIRECTOR

Raito NIshizaka

Michael Williams

BOOM OPERATOR

Janni Olsson

PRODUCER

Christopher McCombs

Haku Inko

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Bob Werley

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Koto Katayama

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Masahito Kawahata

FIGHT COORDINATOR

Justin Leeper

PROPS

Kristi Woodward

Karen Callahan

Shizuka Anderson

ASSISTANT PRODUCER

Masaco Yamamoto

Karen Callahan

VISUAL EFFECTS

Michael Williams

Riot DeLuca

LEAD HAIR AND MAKE UP

Hanako Ishii

HAIR AND MAKEUP

Kaori Mori

Aya Hirakawa

Maki Takatori

Naoko Saito

Kazumi Nanbu

VIDEO EDITOR

Michael Williams

GRAPHICS AND COLORIST

Raito Nishizaka

SOUND EDITOR

Takahiro Nomiya

SUBTITLING

Christopher McCombs

Jeff Cisneros

Heather Payer-Smith

Eda Sterner

TRANSLATION

Masahito Kawahata

STILL PHOTOGRAPHY

Yukito Komine

Raito Nishizaka

Director Raito NIshizaka

Raito Nishizaka was born in 1985 in Fukushima, Japan. He studied film at Nikkatsu Visual Arts Academy. While studying he began working on a short film called "Like Back Then" that was an official selection for the West Tokyo Film Festival. Raito currently works freelance for several Japanese film and television productions while making "The Benza".

Director Michael Williams​

Michael Williams was born in 1990 in England. He studied film at Birmingham City University. He moved to Japan in 2015. During his time in Japan, he has worked on multiple short film and TV projects, including “One Step” and “I Just Wanted to See You”. Both of which went on to receive multiple festival screenings and award wins.

Michael Williams