Futagawa directed Orochi when he was 26 years old.
Buntarō Futagawa(二川 文太郎,Futagawa Buntarō, 18 Jun 1899 – 28 March 1966) was a pioneering Japanese film director and writer. So far, only two of his works have been released on DVD: Orochi (Japanese: 雄呂血, The Serpent, 1925) and the short film Backward Flow (Japanese: 逆流, Gyakuryū, 1924). In the silent era, he also worked with the actor Tsumasaburō Bandō. As a writer, he used another name: Otsuma Shinozuka (Japanese: 紫之塚 乙馬).