Takahisa Shiraishi

Takahisa Shiraishi

Opalescent Films

Director and editor in Los Angeles, California

About Takahisa

Takahisa started his academic education of filmmaking at University of Southern California in 2008, but in 2009 he transferred to New York University Tisch School of the Arts to develop his unique visual style.

In 2011 Takahisa interrupted his education at NYU to work in Japan on TBS Vision, INC as an assistant director and a director of a TV documentary series called "ONE×TIME -the World Architecture."

In the summer 2012, Takahisa came bask to NYU to finish his program and to complete his film projects. His short films, "Judith" and "Salome" have been selected by several festivals over the world, including Festival de Cannes - the Short Film Corner (Cannes, France), Big Apple Film Festival (New York, NY), Berlin Independent Film Festival (Berlin, Germany), NewFilmmakers New York (New York, NY), and etc.

Name: Takahisa Shiraishi

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Company: Opalescent Films

Occupation: Director and Editor


  • Harper & Kai in Five Parallels Chapter One: Demon Date

    Harper & Kai in Five Parallels Chapter One: Demon Date (2016)
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  • Dead Men Don't Talk

    Dead Men Don't Talk (2016)
    Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Editor Add a Plot »

  • Wouldn't It Be Funny

    Wouldn't It Be Funny (2016)
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  • More Than One

    More Than One (2015)
    Film (short) by Takahisa Shiraishi (Drama) Editor, Director, Producer More Than One tells the story of Daniel, a young man who's forced to reconcile the differences of his dreams with the reality of his present in order for him to live a truthful life. Daniel lives with his college girlfriend, Audrey, but their relationship is far from stable. As they grow individually, their goals change, and their values change. Alienated from one another, they go through the motions and Daniel ignores their issues. When Audrey discovers she's pregnant, Daniel hopes that it will resolve itself. His resolve is tested when Audrey tells Daniel she wants an abortion. Fearful to make a life changing decision, Daniel left Audrey with the responsibility of making a choice. Confused by what he's suppose to do, and his emotions, Daniel struggles with how to support Audrey. Whatever the choice they decide on, they will have to live with in the aftermath.

  • Class

    Class (2015)
    Television (Drama) Editor

  • Margreet

    Margreet (2015)
    Film (short) by Katharine Nova (Drama, Romance and War) Editor, Producer, Editorial department, Sound department In Paris during World War I, the notorious femme fatale Margreet stage name Mata Hari, a Dutch exotic dancer-courtesan and a French Officer fall madly in love until he's told she spies for Germany.

  • The Meet

    The Meet (2014)
    Film (short) by Richard Calderon (Crime, Horror and Thriller) Editor Amber is a waitress living a dull life in a small town. Eddie, a cute guy she met at a party, bumps into her coming out of work and convinces her to join him for a ride to a remote house for a party. What Amber does not know is that a plan has been hatched and her fate already sealed. When another stranger arrives on the scene her comfort will transform to fear. Amber realizes she has made a terrible mistake. She trusted the wrong person. She does not know what they are after. She is embroiled in a cycle beyond her control - a cycle that must come to a conclusion. 'The Meet' is a 34-minute short.

  • Dango Samurai

    Dango Samurai (2014)
    Television (Action) Editor, Director, Cinematographer, Writer, Sound department

  • The Guys Upstairs

    The Guys Upstairs (2014)
    Television (Comedy) Editor, Director, Cinematographer

  • The Silent Message

    The Silent Message (2014)
    Film (short) by Pesang Sangsuwan (Drama and Romance) Editor When a deaf man falls in love with a blind woman. He need to overcome the communication barrier to express his feeling to her.

  • The Last Moonlight

    The Last Moonlight (2014)
    Film (short) by Lidia Estrada (Western) Editor

  • Blue Tide

    Blue Tide (2014)
    Video by Chisako Yokoyama (Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Editor, Writer A man, who once lost his love, tries to find another. The only obstacle is within himself.

  • Awaking

    Awaking (2014)
    Film (short) by Katharine Nova (Drama) Editor The life of an ambitious young writer changes forever after she meets a ballet dancer who lost her vision in a tragic accident, but still continues to dance.

  • Without You

    Without You (2014)
    Film (short) by Takahisa Shiraishi (Drama) Editor, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Writer Without You is a short silent film. A girl sits on a bench in a park, closing her eyes and remembering the memory of hew lost boy friend. When she opens her eyes, she sees her boy friend walking away before her eyes. She follows him and eventually she meets her again. She tries touching him but she can't, then suddenly the dream collapses and she wakes up. She cries with her memory of the boyfriend. Written by Anonymous

  • Ghost Goggles

    Ghost Goggles (2014)
    Film by Creep Creepersin (Adventure, Family and Horror) Editorial department When a lonely orphan discovers a pair of glasses that, amazingly, enables the wearer to see ghosts, his life becomes a living nightmare.

  • The Saggy Saddle

    The Saggy Saddle (2014)
    TV Movie by Esteban Pedraza (Comedy) Editor

  • Judith

    Judith (2013)
    Film (short) by Takahisa Shiraishi (Drama, History and Music) Editor, Director, Producer, Writer, Production designer This is a silent short film based on the Book of Judith from the Bible. In the eighteenth year of his reign, Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians commanded Holofernes the chief general of his army to avenge the land of Jordan, which he tried to invade once and failed. Holofernes destroyed the cities of Israel one after another. Now the army surrounded the city of Bethulia. All of the men in the city trembled with hear of Holofernes's brutal manner and decided to surrender without a resistance. However Judith refuses their decision. Judith goes to the camp of Assyrian army alone to kill Holofernes. Written by Anonymous

  • Men at War

    Men at War (2013)
    Film (short) by Rakesh Baruah (Drama) Editor

  • Salome

    Salome (2013)
    Film (short) by Takahisa Shiraishi (Drama) Editor, Director, Producer, Cinematographer The film Salome is an experimental film based on the theatre play 'Salome' written by Oscar Wilde, The voice of John the Baptist - who is imprisoned by Herod, the ruler of Judea - is echoing in the prison, predicting something terrible will be caused by Salome, who is the daughter of Herodias, the wife of Herod. Salome is attracted by John and his voice. She tries kissing him. However, John rejects Salome and accuses the improper relationship between her mother and Herod. On the terrace of the palace, Herod asks Salome to dance for him and will give her whatever she wants for her reward. Salome dances and asks Herod to get her the head of John. Written by Anonymous

  • Aissa's Story

    Aissa's Story (2013)
    Film (short) by Iquo B. Essien (Drama) Editor An African immigrant housekeeper and single mother must decide whether to move on with her life or fight when the case against her assaulter is dismissed.

  • One Time -Kenchiku No Kioku-

    One Time -Kenchiku No Kioku- (2012 - 2013)
    Television (Documentary) Director

  • Nemo Nisi Mors

    Nemo Nisi Mors (2011)
    Film (short) by Gisella Bustillos (Drama) Editor, Sound department NEMO NISI MORS is a poetic story capturing an elderly couple getting ready to take one last journey together. What seems like any ordinary day for married couple Christine and John, slowly turns into a day of remembering the past, their passion for work, and most importantly, their love for each other as they make the decision to be together till the very end. Written by Anonymous

  • White Sugar in a Black Pot

    White Sugar in a Black Pot (2011)
    Film (short) by Rachel I. Johnson (Drama and Family) Editorial department, Art director What appears to be a good opportunity for a diligent mother and her family to move ahead, forces her to make one of the toughest decisions of her life.

  • Two Tall Women

    Two Tall Women (2010)
    Film (short) by Takahisa Shiraishi (Drama) Editor, Director, Producer

  • Dear My Super Agent

    Dear My Super Agent (2009)
    Film (short) by Yoichi Hosono (Action, Adventure, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director An FBI agent tries to protect Rina, his girlfriend and also an archaeologist, from the arm smuggling ring 'Ares' which wants to take the mysterious stone that Rina brought back from Antarctica.

  • Key Hole

    Key Hole (2008)
    Film (short) by Kyosuke Yamagishi (Horror) Producer On his way to home from the school, a college student sees a strange woman walking on the street. For his curiousness, he follows the woman, but when he reaches an apartment, she suddenly disappear in front of a door of a room. He tries to see inside of the room though the key hall, then I sees a strange room which is totally colored by red. It is just a beginning of his nightmare. Written by Takahisa Shiraishi


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