Advista BioTech Eye Masks are the latest beauty must-have to end wrinkles and sagging under the eyes

Healing eye masks are fashion model Radi Budyounova’s secret solution to regenerate and revitalize skin cells 

Crow’s feet, wrinkles and bags under the eyes are three of the biggest issues individuals face as they grow older. Not only do these facial problems make you look tired, but they make you look older. In fact, you can look 10-years older than you actually are due to sagging skin. Advista BioTech has developed its all-new Eye Masks to help you combat problems that occur under the eyes using breakthrough cosmetic technology. 

Advista BioTech Eye Masks debuted in September 2019 during New York Fashion Week. Famed designer Andres Aquino introduced the gel masks at his fashion show. Attendees were fascinated with the healing gel eye masks and the results they  received. 

The innovative eye masks are the ultimate solution to skin problems under the eyes. Advista BioTech Eye Masks employ the use of Silicone Gel Sheeting  (SGC). The silicone sheets cover the scar area under the eyes allowing water to stay inside the skin. The hydrated skin enables cells to be renewed and healthy. Advista BioTech has included further innovation to the silicone sheets with added nutrients inside. They also provide nutrition and water to the eye area to remove wrinkled, sagging, and damaged skin, making it look renewed in just a few weeks. 

Since the eye masks debuted, the beauty-enhancing product has received praise from users all over the globe. A number of celebrities including actor David Banks, Miss Talent Abby Santiago, best-selling author Dr. Morissa Schwartz, and fashion model Jessi Stringer have all used and raved about the eye masks. 

Advista BioTech Eye Masks have not only won over celebrity customers, but the cosmetic product has been honored for the results they offer. The eye masks were honored with the Best Anti-Aging Product Award in 2019 at the Asia Medical Aesthetic Exchange Association conference in Korea.  

Advista BioTech Eye Masks are one of the beauty secrets of New York fashion model Radi Budyounova. The world-famous model is a brand ambassador for Advista BiotTech Eye Masks and uses the product to improve the look of her skin. 

Customers can order the Advista BioTech Eye Masks from Amazon. Each order comes with 10 pieces and a bonus anti-aging serum. The combination of the eye masks and anti-aging serum provides a truly cost-effective solution to your aging eyes. 

For more information on Advista BioTech Eye Masks and the celebrities who use the product, please visit Advista BioTech’s Instagram: @advistabiotech 

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Advista BioTech Eye Masks are an innovative cosmetic product that is the ultimate solution for skin problems under the eyes. The award-winning eye masks use advanced technologies including embedded matrix elastic fiber, aqua micro-crystal gel, and human face ergonomic design to provide the ultimate healing for aging, tired eyes. A mere 40 minutes of use will have the skin feeling noticeably hydrated and smooth. 

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AURELIEN DAVID: “I want to radically break down all boundaries between belief systems, music styles, languages!”

On the coverof "Como Life" March Issue: Aurelien David, French recording artist, singer and pianist. Aurelien shares his time between Germany, France and Israel. Aurelien David’s first album “Adon Olam” is an eclectic mix of pop ballad, influences from French Chansons and reinterpreted traditional Hebrew texts and melodies, accompanied by a piano arrangement inspired by classical composers.

His way of music started as early as at the age of 7. Later, Aurelien received classical training with renowned international concert pianists and singers. At 16 he made his mind to pursue a career as an artist. With the need of intellectual food, young Aurelien began to study engineering, politics and business. And upon receiving his master's degree at 21, Aurelien began his successful international career. 7 years later he founded his own company for international development cooperation. Since then, he has been traveling around the world working for government institutions, helping to realise sustainable projects. For a long time, he has been dreaming about reconnecting with his first passion by producing his own music. Inspired and surrounded by great people, he finally decided in 2018 to launch his own label and realise a project that is very important to him, the album "Adon Olam”.

Aurelien has always had a deep connection to Judaism and has always captivated by this musical heritage. The mission of his music is to radically break down all boundaries between religions, music styles, languages, the old and the new.

CL: Thank you for making the cover of March issue! How is it going with recording the full album?  When could we expect it to go on air? 

AD: My first Album Adon Olam, was fully released in Autumn 2019. It was a very  important project for me and a first step into the music business. I created this album out of a very personal motive without really thinking about how it would be received by the public. So it was so overwhelming to receive so many messages from people from all over the world that were listening to my music. Some of them knew the melodies and texts already, but liked these innovative arrangements very much, others discovered the music for the first time. I am already working on my next EP, which will be released in 2020. It will be quite a shift in music style compared to my previous album, and I am very excited about it! It will be a surprise.

CL: Being a successful businessman and travelling all over the world is more than a full-time commitment for many. You, on the contrary, successfully work and manage to have time for your hobbies. Could you share your time management secrets how to juggle it all? 

AD: I believe everything is about motivation and balance, I don’t see the long hours doing music or business as a burden, on the contrary, it nourishes my inspiration and creativity. Sport is a necessity, and meeting my friends and family is a very important part of the balance. I can’t stand still, I see each and every minute as an opportunity to do something, to learn something, I love to read or listen to audio books while travelling, mostly about history, art, politics or biographies. I always have 1000 projects and ideas in my mind, and it is something I need, it’s my engine. I try to live each and every day as it would be not the last but the only one.

Read the full interview in "Cosmo Life" March issue

Phinova & Anfisa: the story of success

Phinova & Anfisa is totally becoming a huge successful EDM duo. The duo which was formed in the autumn of 2015 in Shanghai, China, consist of Phinova (international MC and hypeman) and Anfisa known as DJ Anfisa (popular as a fashion DJ in Asia).With the release of their most recent single 'Bomb', a collaboration with Hip Hop producer J Strong, and the closing of a successful tour in China, they are now preparing to tour outside of ASIA.'Bomb' is their third release and follow up to their previous singles 'Power Bank' and 'With You'. Their first release "With you" rushed into the Spinnin Records talent pool and was featured on MTVrock official website and Billboard music. As a result, they also get involved with massive Instagram and Twitter support. "With you" was added to several playlists including the Spotify playlists and the single with huge streams in Google Play.The ever-impressive artistry of the China-based duo of Phinova and Anfisa has never failed to surprise the audience. Nominated as the best upcoming EDM artist in 2018, this dynamic duo has electrified the ambiance with their hard-hitting EDM release ‘Dedication’. As suggested by the title, this track is a motivational shout out to all those who are grinding their mental and physical health to reach the ultimate goal. The soul of this track relies upon the enchantingly energizing and heart-thumping beats. The inarguable proficiency of both artists can be well-observed through the dynamic impact of this sonic delight.The duo are quite active and popular on social media promoting their music. Besides Google Play, Soundcloud is used as a playground to release "non-official" tracks for free downloads, gaining about thousands or songs for Soundcloud blogs for repost.Before they started producing together as Phinova & Anfisa they have been active since a resident deejay / MC at different clubs in China. Phinova has been MCing for top 100 DJs such as Mike Williams, Bassjackers and Diego Miranda and performed in Japan, Korea, China, Ukraine and Russia so far, whereas Anfisa has performed as a Porsche and Baidu international and toured many festivals in Asia.Phinova & Anfisa are a creative duo with different mindsets creating a unique universe around them both in the studio and while they're performing.
Besides being very talented they also have lots of experience with LIVE touring, enabling them to perfect their craft, their dj and MC skills.

LC: Hey, guys, how are you doing today?

P: I’m doing pretty well and I’m so grateful to be here today with the “Lounge Club”.

A: I’m good actually dealing with the cold weather.

LC: We are so exited to have you on the cover. It’s especially cool since Anfica is famous as a fashion DJ. So my first question is to Anfisa: how would you describe your style?

A: My style is just a mixture of feeling and emotion as an artist I always try my best to recreate myself and my taste. I grew up in Russia were at my young age girls were so into getting updates in any type of new trending styles back in a day. But now is another vibe I have learned to listen to myself my, energy and my feelings. So I think my style is more like a freestyle without any boundaries.

LC: Do you mix brands in your closing same as tracks? What are your favourite designers?

P: That’s interesting! Anfisa and I are working to develop a clothing line so we don’t really think about other brands. We just do it according to the mood!

A: Exactly!

LC: Wow, that is so coll! We are looking forward to this launch, guys! Is chinese fashion different from European and US one?

P: Chinese society is almost 5000 years of history and the fashion scene is totally something intense and unique just as food and other sectors. But nevertheless Chinese youth are getting day by days close to Western fashion as they also riding according to the influence of social media. But I still appreciate some pure traditional Chinese fashion designers.

A: According to me there is a huge difference. In China tradition and culture will always be the front door of any fashion creation even if the modern society is taking over.

LC: What’s your favorite city you performed in China?

P: Shanghai is always the craziest place to perform the crowd can still follow the viens without the lyrics. 

A: Especially the lantern festival!

LC: So we understood Anfisa is responsible for beauty in your duo and phinova is more about music. Did we get it right?

P: Actually we both are just in to all the process together.

A: Yeah together! But we know already what we have to do and how the process will be. For example, we use our strengths and weaknesses to get the whole puzzle. And we just use a natural connection to know who and how we can make each decision as we know each other very well.

P: That’s really how we decide for dresses and tracks even a picture and the music we gonna perform and how the track gonna sound.

A: Any way I’m the one in charge of everything that concerns the beauty side the fashion taste with presentation.

LC: How did you guys came up together as a duo?

P: Anfisa is a real inspiration for me. We knew each other even before I get into music industry. She was already a great international DJ with a lot of experience. She’s my inspiration and kind of mentor. So I remember when I was playing as resident MC in Guangzhou at Hepburn Club we were always on the phone.

Read the full interview in the "Lounge Club" Ferbruary issue.

Follow Phinova & Anfisa:   Insta:  @djanfisa @phinovaentertainment    Twitter:  @phinovaofficial 

Download their tracks on:  ditto.fm/evolution-phinovaanfisa-featuring-rudybundini

 

Neil Nayyar: Get to know world's youngest multi-instrumentalist!

You won’t believe it! At the age of 14, Neil Nayyar has already mastered 107 different musical instruments. If you love a particular type of music, chances are, Neil plays it and he plays it well. Classical, Bollywood, jazz, rock, and sounds from all over the world flow from this musician, but this is not the only amazing thing about him. He is only 14 years old and getting better every day!
At the age of five years when most of the kids can just sing along to the tunes hearing from the media Neil’s parents realised his talent and how good he was to the instruments. After seeing his talent they got registered him for summer camps where Neil learned how to play several instruments. He has music teachers from across the world; China, India, Italy and several others remotely. Neil holds the Assist Foundation’s world record as the youngest person to play all those instruments from all parts of the planet. He is also recognised with Medal of Mayor given by Mayor Steve Ly of Elk Grove, California and has been awarded by World Records India for title “Worlds’s Youngest multi-Instrumentalist”.
CC: You’ve shaken the world by your talent, 107 music instruments - it’s unbelievable! When you take a new music instrument, what do you usually do? What is your process of mastering it? 
NN:
When I pick any new instrument, first I like to play without any help. I figure it out myself. Then I look for techniques on youtube or Books and learn them. Some instruments, I go offline/online take lessons with professional musicians/Teachers as well. To master, it takes time/dedication/focus. That is continuous process. I practice around 8 hours per day to refine my skills on variety of instruments. We, all musicians/artists keep refining as we move on on this journey.
CC: You’ve started playing at the age of 5. Do you remember your first steps as an instrumental player?
NN: I started with Drums. I remember I picked up drum sticks and started to make beats right away and amazed the kids.
CC: What was the first melody you played?
NN: My first melody was to play Drums along with Jai Ho Song from movie "Slumdog Millionaire" at school recital. That was my first performance at age of 6 or 7.
CC: That’s amazing! And at the age of 12 you’ve set a World record by playing 44 musical instruments. Were you recognised by the Guinness World Records?
NN:
We contacted them and waited for 8 months. But they were not able to figure it out to make it as a world record. Now I am working on my album which will include 107 world music instruments. We will submit this album for Guinness World records. Hopefully, they will approve it.
CC: Of course, we hope for you! Adding to this, music is not the only thing you've mastered. As far as we are concerned, you can paint, is good in martial arts and even Bollywood dance. Are you home schooled? 
NN:
Yes, I am homeschooled from grade 1 to up to now in 9th grade and will continue. It gives me more time and flexibility to adjust my schedule. I can choose my study time according to my schedule. 
CC: How do your coevals react to your extraordinary talent? 
NN:
I feel they get inspired when those kids meet me or see me performing or see my news. I love to see them play music. Music is a great hobby and fun activity.
CC: Are you coming from a musical family?
NN: No one in my family plays music. When I was around 5, my mom took violin classes for 6 months and lost interest. 
CC: Do you think you've inherited your talent? 
NN:
No one before me in our whole family played or plays music so far. I am the first one. When I was not born My Dad read in a book from library that classical music impacts heart and soul of baby while in womb. My Dad used to put Mozart music on womb, while I was in womb. Now you can see it has huge impact on me and making me world class musician. 
CC: You have a lot of luck: your parent are so supportive in preserving and developing your talent! Where do you usually train? Do you have a studio?
NN: For sure, parents support is a big plus, without their support, I cannot reach where I am today. They provide me all instruments/resources, lessons etc. I have few music teachers local in Elk Grove, rest of them I take classes through Skype globally. Due to nature of my instruments, I cannot find all teachers local. Teachers are from Italy, Spain, India, China, Canada, Middle East, England, Macedonia etc.
CC: Where do you store your multiple instruments?
NN: That is a good question. We do have two rooms where we store instruments. 
CC: Do you have any favourite instruments? If you would be forced to choose just one to play, what would it be? 
NN:
Then I will choose two, Indian Sitar and Saxophone.


Read the full interview with Neil in the recent issue of "Cosmo Chic".
Follow Neil at  neilnayyar.com

Neil's talent is greatly appreciated worldwide! Check out these pictures captured at Harlem Globetrotters:

 

Christine Reidhead, Founder and CEO of AfrikRising: My best role is a Mom!

Educator and Humanitarian, Christine Reidhead, is an Assistant Professor and the Founder and CEO of the Nonprofit Organization, AfrikRising. The youngest of five children, she was born in Mesa, Arizona to Phyllis and Daniel Cluff. Christine is a native of Benson, Arizona, where she learned the importance of hard work and dedication. She had the pleasure of growing up in a great and supportive community. Today, she works at Navajo Technical University as an Assistant Professor of Business and Program Manager for the Department of Transportation Grant. She is also a Business Department Chair and Faculty Vice President. 

Alongside these roles, Christine serves her own nonprofit organization, AfrikRising, which provides critical resources to the children of Africa who face starvation, educational limitations, and health disparities. Whether it is in her own local community or multiple populations across the world, it has always been her desire to help others, especially children. She also hosts her own podcasts, which focus on nonprofits, advocacy, the Tribal College Movement and sports talk. She just published her Tribal College Movement Podcast with the Tribal College Journal.

Outside of this and her career, she works tirelessly in serving as a positive example for her two amazing sons. It is her mission to make certain that they always know the importance of education and feel the joy of helping those who need it most. 

We decided to meet this inspirational woman and ask her about her life, career and dreams. 

CL: Hi Christine, how are you feeling today? 
CR: I’m doing great, thank you!


CL: It is always a pleasure to meet woman that inspire, and you are definitely one of them! You have so many roles: being an assistant professor, faculty vice president, serving a non-profit organization for helping children in Africa and being a mom of two. What role do you consider the most important of all? 
CR:
 Definitely, being a mother. My boys are amazing and I love being an important part of their lives. They are growing up too fast!


CL: You’ve been born in a large family with five kids. Was it tough being the youngest? 
CR: 
I had older brothers and a lot of male cousins so I had to hold my own, but I loved it! It instilled toughness in me and a sense of fight.


CL: What is the warmest memory from your childhood? 
CR:
 I was always involved in sports and really loved the relationships I built through that.


CL: Do the values from your family play an important role in your active necessity to support others and help people that have less than you? 
CR:
I loved being raised in the Benson and Pomerene communities. I grew up among many great families that just embraced me and helped me grow. To a certain extent they did, but even from a very young age, I felt the need to help others. 

 

CL: You founded AfrikRising that provides critical resources to children in Africa. How did you come up with this idea? 
CR: 
My family and I have been going to Mexico for the past 30 years to enjoy the environment, and, to serve. We were doing a service project at the beginning of the year in Mexico, and I happen to tell some of my friends in Africa about it. They told me of the struggles they faced every day and how it was worse than what Mexico was experiencing. It moved me so much that it made me want to make a difference and start some service projects there.

 

CL: What was your way from idea to the actual AfrikRising creation? Did you have people who guided you in this journey? 
CR:
 I just did A LOT of research. Typically, in everything I do, I go out and teach myself. There is so much good online information that is easily accessible. So, I just immersed myself in learning and basically, taught myself how to start the process. I have worked with several nonprofit organizations, which have given me the experience and knowledge on how to operate an organization. I’m very passionate about nonprofits as they are helping those in need.


CL: What would you recommend to a person who has a brilliant idea for a non-profit organization, but does not know where to start? 
CR:
 Do your research. Reach out and connect with some nonprofits and ask a lot of questions.


CL: Could you tell us more about the activities of the AfrikRising foundation? What kind of support did you manage to provide already? 
CR: We’ve gone into several orphanages and schools and help provide relief and basic necessities.

 

CL: What are the future projects of the foundation? 
CR: We are currently raising funds to start a trades school in Nigeria. We want to provide something sustainable, where Africans can help other fellow Africans out of poverty. Most of our board members are educational professionals and are very passionate about the project. We feel this will certainly provide positive outcomes for the people.

Read the full interview in December issue of "Cosmo Life". 

 

Listen to Christine’s podcasts: https://christinereidhead.com

Follow Christine on social media: https://www.facebook.com/chris.reidhead

Tips to Starting College website: https://tipstostartingcollege.com

 

AfrikRising Nonprofit Organization: https://afrikrising.org

Ugo Lanaro. American dream: from ashes to fame

Paris-born in  an artistic family of a producer Mick Lanaro and iconic hair stylist Valerie Gerin, the world would say that little boy Ugo had it all. Ironically, his life was far from being perfect. Often rejected and having no friends in childhood with rare mom’s attention and having not seen his father for years, the boy was left by himself. Early enough, Ugo grabbed the his life by the horns and took independence in everything he did. He travelled the world alone: lived in Singapore, Spain and France and NY, USA. He’s always had a passion for music. Following his dream, he released the first single “I’am away” with a great success. On his rise to success, there is only one thing he never did: Ugo never took anything for granted.

CL: Hey, Ugo, great to have you! How are you today? 

UL: Thank you for having me that’s an honour ! 

CL: You’ve released “I am away” which hit more than 20k stream views. That’s quite a bit for the first track! What was your inspiration? 

UL: I’ve always been kind of in the clouds and away from reality which can be a default or a quality it depends. Growing up I learned how to embrace some of my defects and …yeah made a song out of it. 

CL: You reflected a lot in the song about survival and not giving up. Does it has a dedication? 

UL: Yes this song meant a lot for me, when I started music a lot of people considered that I wasn’t good enough or should sing in French or even said it was too hard. That was a challenge, I wanted to achieve it and talk about the subjects that built me growing up such as what you mentioned. Not giving up.

CL: Despite being a “golden kid” of famous parents, in reality you had quite a very difficult childhood. You’ve got your independence too early, suffered harasments and drug problems. How did you manage to get away of those and not give up? 

UL: growing up I unfortunately lost a good friend of mine who suicided and gave up. This event confused me a lot and made me realise at the same time that life is a test, it’s a war. You either win or loose but in both case you will eventually have to fight for it. I just realised that my life was waiting for me to change in order to progress and change. And not the other way around. 

CL: You are releasing a new single “Sober”. Does it reflects your experience of substance abuse and getting clean? 

UL: Correct. It’s also a way for me to confess. Music is a therapy for me allowing me to just say straight what I do and what I feel. 

CL: You’ve not seen your father since early  childhood. Would you like him to be more present in your life? 

UL: Good question. I used to suffer a lot from it. But today I’m older and you know.. When you don’t have any connection with someone it’s like a stranger so I don’t really miss him. He chose to give up on me I have an awesome mom that I love more then anything and that’s all I need. 

Read the full interview in December issue of "Cosmo Life".

Meet Todd Barrow, Texas Based Independent Country Artist

Cosmo Press presents an exclusive interview with a Texas based independent Country artist, Todd Barrow. Get to know more about Todd Barrow and be sure to visit his website after our interview: http://www.ToddBarrowMusic.com

CP: What made you decide to jump into the music industry or music business?

Its in my blood. I was born in a musical family and at a early age began performing both instruments and vocals. Another reason is the adventure involved with the music industry. No other thrill like it.  

CP: What do you think makes you stand out from all the other aspiring and upcoming artists in your genre of music?

I was called to do this as a artist/musician/songwriter. Fueled with a passion like a Nascar driver or a bull rider. Music is constantly in my heart and spills over into great country music. Competition makes me work harder to be my best.

CP: If you could collaborate with ANY artist/band… Who would you choose and why?

I would like to collaborate with a variety of artist but here are a few. Blake Shelton, Dolly Parton, Kenny Chesney and Neil Diamond.

CP: What do you think is your biggest Advantage and your biggest Disadvantage about being an Indie artist?

Love all these questions! My biggest advantage is the freedom to self manage my music career. Disadvantage is capital that the big labels acquire for their artist.      

CP: Do you prefer the Independent route or would you rather sign to a major record label, and why?

I see the benefits for both being a Indie artist and a signed artist. I would be open minded to signing with a major record label if the terms were agreeable. The integrity of my music and staying close to my roots Is important.

CP: Out of all the songs you’ve released, what do you think is your Best song and why?

My best song is Guadalupe River. Inspired by true events and recorded with some cool musicians formally with Miranda Lambert. 

CP: Do you miss the era of CD sales OR do you prefer the new wave of music streaming?  Explain…

Totally miss the CD sales era. Streaming is only making the Big companies richer!!! CD’s are more personal in my opinion.

CP: Between creating in the studio OR performing live on stage, which is your most enjoyable one and why?

I enjoy all the dynamics of studio recording and a place to get creative in production. However I would rather be on a stage in front of a live audience. The energy level is so much better!!!

CP: During your entire journey through the music business, what would you consider your Worst experience?

My worst experience would have to be dealing with some owners at a bar that made me get off stage because they wanted a certain sound of country. Mind you the crowd was going crazy and rushed the stage to get me back up there. Wrote a song called, “Concho Palace” soon to be released.   

CP: What would you consider your most successful or proudest moment in your music career, so far?

My proudest moment actually happened a few weeks ago in Nashville. I was asked to perform at the George Jones for a charity event. It was called Kickin Cancer in honor of a young female country artist who has leukemia.  

CP: If any, what discourages you the Most about music industry these days?

Wow! This could take awhile but in a nutshell a lot of talented people are not getting in the game. It is so overcrowded and hard to find your place. This is from talking with discouraged artist when I’m out performing.  Need more depth in songwriting. Take time to really prepare a song before releasing it.      

CP: What inspires you the Most about the music industry these days?

The endless opportunities to go global. Access to the same tools & processes that Major labels use. That is good news for the Indie artist.

CP: If you wasn’t in the music business or industry, what do you think you would be doing with your life instead?

I think I would be a veterinarian.  Sounds funny I know but I adore my dog, cat, chickens and parakete.

CP: What is your latest release and where fans can find it?

“Hell and Back” is my latest country release. Available on all digital stores such as I-Tunes, Amazon, Spotify and Pandora.

CP: What is on your agenda or what can fans expect to see from you in 2019?

I’m working on releasing an EP this year. Speaking with music supervisors about song placement in TV/Film with companies like HBO, Netflix, ESPN and Paramount Pictures.  

Follow Todd Barrow on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ToddBarrowMusic1

Follow Todd Barrow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ToddBarrowMusic

Exclusive interview is with Hiroki Ohsawa

Our exclusive interview is with Hiroki Ohsawa, LA-based Japanese film director. Hiroki’s directed movie “The Alc-Man” is just released and available online. The movie won 1 award and 5 nominations at film festivals, and was screened at TCL Chinese Theater, the most iconic landmark in Hollywood. Today, Hiroki confessed the source of the imagination and the way of story visualization.

Hiroki Ohsawa studied filmmaking and media literacy at Waseda University in Japan. While still at school, he directed and produced two award-wining documentaries. After working as a Consumer Toy Sales Operations in Bandai Namco Group, Hiroki moved to Los Angeles and earned his MFA in filmmaking at the New York Film Academy. His works have earned him 7 awards, including Best Drama from the LA Shorts Awards, and have been nominated for 10 awards.


CP: Hi Hiroki, congratulations on your movie “The Alc-Man”! 
HO: Thank you so much, and thanks for having me!


CP: Can you please explain the story of the movie?
OH: It’s about a superhero called Alc-Man who transforms by drinking alcohol to save the world from alcoholic monsters. After his arch nemesis Booze The Great comes back from Alcohol Hades, a retired Alc-Man is forced to train his rebellious minor daughter to follow in his footsteps in order to protect herself. So, the story is pretty much about the relationship between the father and the daughter.


CP: The concept of “The Alc-Man” is unbelievably unique. How did you come up with the brand-new idea?
HO: I don’t think that’s brand-new, actually. I just combined a few well-known ideas in one in my style. Here is the thing. Can you imagine a non-existent new color? No, it’s impossible. However, you can make a new mixed color with the unique combination of existent colors. That’s what I did in “The Alc-Man”. Power Rangers was one of the products when I was working at a toy company, and I had experienced heavy drinking parties consistently since I was a university student. I put those two factors, superhero and alcohol, together and it was a new combination which no director has ever done before.


CP: After creating an amazing story, the next step is visualizing it as a director. How did you do that?
OH: I believe everything in the screen must have a reason to be there, and color is one of them. The alcoholic father and the hot-blooded daughter have wounded relationship at the beginning of the movie, so I used toxic green for the father and bloody red for the daughter as their theme colors, especially wardrobes. Green and red are opposite colors and describe a rupture between them. When the father and the daughter fight together against their arch nemesis at the end of the movie, the father’s superhero suit glows yellow. According to the three primary colors of light, it becomes yellow when green and red are mixed. That describes their relationship is eventually restored in harmony.


CP: You designed and made the superhero costumes by yourself. Did you also have a reason for the design?
HO:
Oh yeah. Please look at the design of the title logo and the glowing lines on the superhero suit. They match.


CP: Are you working on different projects?
HO:
I directed a Japanese language educational web series “NihonGO NOW!” supervised by Mari Noda, Professor of The Ohio State University last March in Japan. Next year, the videos will be available online and a textbook series by the same name will be published from a major publisher in Oxford, England. I’m also working on a feature film and a TV series as a director, but they’re still in the confidential pre-production phase. Hope I will announce something about them soon!

“The Alc-Man” Movie: https://youtu.be/FF3wep5Gum8
“NihonGO NOW!” IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11095584/
Hiroki Ohsawa Productions: https://hirokiohsawa.wixsite.com/hirokiohsawa