Hiro (film)

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Movie screenshot
Directed by Matthew Swanson
Produced by Oliver Lindsay
Written by Matthew Swanson
Starring Hiro Kanagawa
Vicky Huang
Music by Don MacDonald
Distributed by Paper Cut Films (Canada)
Release date
  • January 20, 2006 (2006-01-20) (U.S.)
Running time
20 minutes
Country Canada
Language Japanese
English subtitles

Hiro is a short film written and directed by Matthew Swanson. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, won Best Short Film at the SXSW Film Festival, and was the first Canadian film to win the "Spirit of Slamdance" Audience Award at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. It was also nominated for a Genie Award for Best Live Action Short Drama.


After a chance encounter with a young girl, a shy Japanese insect collector finds himself thrust into a wild chase to recover a stolen beetle.

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