Filmmaker/Japanese Linguist

Bobby White is fluent in filmmaking, music and audio production, and speaks fluent Japanese with no discernable accent. His work is comprised of some combination of these skills. Experienced in all formats and venues from theatrical motion pictures, TV, theme parks, photo books, advertising, and internet. Highly experienced at mixing creativity, technology, the East and the West amongst the highest circles in the entertainment industry.

Bobby White has worked one-to-one in various capacities as producer, director, screenwriter, and linguist/dialogue coach with the following artists and specialists on location and in studios:

Actors: Geena Davis, Rinko Kikuchi, Diane Lane, Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Koh Shibasaki, Brooke Shields, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis.

Filmmakers: producer - Pam Abdy, animal trainer - Ray Berwick, imaging technology - Evans and Sutherland Real Time 3-D Satellite Imaging Systems, vfx supervisor - Charlie Gibson, vfx producer - Pamela Easely Harrison, vfx production - Industrial Light and Magic, executive producer - Laurence P. Pereria, motion picture director - Carl Rinsch, vfx supervisor - Doug Smith, motion picture director - Ronny Yu.

Musicians: guitarist - Adrian Belew, singer - Pat Boone, drummer - Clayton Cameron, pianist - Billy Childs, singer - Julio Iglesias, band - Kid Creole and the Coconuts, producer - Tetsuya Komuro, film composer - Anthony Marinelli, drummer - Mitch Mitchell, composer - Rick Nowels, percussionist - George "Baboo" Pierre, composer - Billy Steinberg, composer - Shigeru Umebayashi, band - Yellow Magic Orchestra.

Videogamers: XBox Co-creator - Seamus Blackley, developer - Tomonobu Itagaki, developer - SEGA Sonic Team, developer - Suda 51.

BOOKS:

"Brooke Shields: Secrets", photo book, Creative Producer.

"LA Exotica", photo book, Creative Producer.

THEME PARK SPECIAL ATTRACTION FILMS:

"Voyage of De Liefde", 70mm live action sea battle movie shot with multiple 65mm cameras for the world's largest 236 seat Great Voyage simulation theatre at Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park, Nagasaki, Japan. Grand Prix-1989 Int'l Audio/Visual Fair, Live Action Unit Director/Producer/Music Producer.

TELEVISION COMMERCIALS AND PRINT ADVERTISING:

"Noevir Cosmetics, Fly Away" with music by Lenny Kravitz, Creative Director/Producer.

"Kirin, Mets Softdrink" with music by Queen and Vfx Supervisors Doug Smith (Oscar, "Independence Day") and Pam Easely (Vfx Producer, "Cliffhanger", "True Lies", "Terminator 2"), Producer.

"NTT, Mova Cellphone" with Bruce Willis, Director .

"Daihatsu, Move Automobile" with Evans & Sutherland Real Time 3D Satellite Imaging, Concept/Producer .

"From A to Z Magazine" with Industrial Light and Magic and CG Supervisor Charlie Gibson (Oscar, "Babe"), Producer.

"Daikin Air Conditioners" with Adrian Belew of King Crimson, Producer/Vfx Supervisor.

"Daikin Air Conditioners" with Adrian Belew of King Crimson, Producer/Vfx Supervisor.

"Honda, Torneo Automobile", Stills Image Concept/Producer

"Honda, Del Sol Automobile", Stills Producer

"Tsukasa Land Developers", Concept/Producer

"Kyushu Credit Card", Producer

"Toshiba Aurex Audio Beatbox", Producer.

"Toshiba Aurex Audio Components" with music by Pet Shop Boys, Producer.

"Yukijirushi Vintage Ice Cream" with music by Art of Noise, Producer.

TELEVISION:

"CineChart-USA", Weekly Movie Info Show for the Japan Satellite Broadcasting System. Show Creator/Director.

"Komuro Magic", Reality Talent Search Show for Japanese and Taiwanese TV networks. Co-Producer.

INTERACTIVE VIDEO GAMES:

"Sonic Adventure 2", SEGA, Producer/Director of Cinematic Computer Graphics.

"Burning Rangers", SEGA, Producer/Director of ADR, Localization and Dialog Editor.

"Enemy Zero", SEGA, Producer/Director of ADR, Localization and Dialog Editor.

"Lunacy", SEGA, Producer/Director of ADR, Localization and Dialog Editor.

"Three Dirty Dwarves", SEGA, Producer/Director of ADR and Localization.

"Jurassic Park", SEGA, Producer/Director of ADR and Localization.

ADVERTISING MUSIC:

"Toyota Prius 10th Anniversay" featuring Leigh Nash with Rick Nowels and Billy Steinberg, Producer.

"Honda Innova" featuring Geena Davis, Producer.

"Access Toothpaste Rock Version" featuring Tatum O'Neal and John McEnroe, Producer.

"Access Toothpaste Tango Version" featuring Tatum O'Neal and John McEnroe, Producer.

"Kenwood Cordless Phone", Producer.

"Kenwood Answering Phone", Producer.

"Kenwood Cordless", Producer.

"Daimaru Men's Suits", Producer.

"Southern Kyushu Credit", Producer.

"Tucasa Group", Producer.

"Lumax", Producer.

"Best Electric", Composer/Lyricist/Producer.

"Canon Europe" featuring Monica Seles, Guitar/Producer.

"Mitsubishi Gallant", Lyrics/Producer.

MUSIC VIDEOS:

"Full Moon", artist Wu Amin, the first music video of a mainland Chinese pop artist shot in the US, Director/DP.

OTHER COMMERCIALS:

"Bridgestone, BEAM Golfballs", Producer.

"Suntory Whiskey" with Keanu Reeves, Stills Director.

"Sato Kogyo Land Developers", Producer.

"Lumax Restaurant Group", Producer.

"Best Electric Retail Electronic Appliance", Producer.

"Nikko Shoken Stock Brokerage", Producer.

"Bridgestone Tires", Producer/Technical Director.

"Japan Bicycle Assoc.", Producer.

"Fuji Camera", Producer.

"Craven Cigarettes", Producer.

"Panasonic HDTV", Producer.

"HeartCard", Producer.

"Japan Bicycle Assoc.", Producer.

"Lever Shampoo", Producer.

"TDK Audio Tape", Producer.

"Nihon Usen Shipping", Producer.

"Honda Motorcycle", Producer.

"Bridgestone Bicycle", Producer.

"HeartCard Credit Card", Producer.

"Toshiba LapTop", Producer.

"Honda Motorcycle", Producer.

"Bridgestone Bicycle", Producer.

"Kao Shampoo", Producer.

"All Nippon Airways", Producer.

"HeartCard Credit Card", Producer.

"Kirin Orange Softdrink", Producer.

SUBTITLE EDITOR/TRANSLATOR:

Feature Films on DVD:

- "Ju-on, the Grudge", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Boa vs. Python", feature film, English to Japanese Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Shogun's Assassin", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Karate Inferno", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "The Executioner", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "A Touch of Fever", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Female Yakuza", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Three Extremes, Box", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Kadokawa Horror Anthology", video series, Subtitle Editor.

- "Tokyo Psycho", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "The Last Supper", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Who's Camus, Anyway?", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Juon, the Grudge 2", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Wandering Ginza She Cat Gambler", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Horrors of Malformed Men", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Sexy Deadly Legend; Female Demon, Ohyaku", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Sexy Deadly Legend, Okatsu's Epic Journey", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Three: Going Home", feature film, Subtitle Editor.

-"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", feature film, Japanese Subtitle Format Editor.

-"Gone in 60 Seconds", feature film, Japanese Subtitle Format Editor.

-"High School Musical 2", feature film, Japanese Subtitle Format Editor.

-"Alias", DVD, Japanese Subtitle Format Editor.

-"Casanova", feature film, Japanese Subtitle Format Editor. Television Series:

-"Thick and Thin", NBC TV pilot, English to Japanese Translator.

-"Sons and Daughter", NBC TV pilot, English to Japanese Translator.

-"Desire", TV series, English to Japanese Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Takeshi's Castle", TV series, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Captive Factory Girls 1", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Captive Factory Girls 2", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Maid Droid", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Tokyo Train Girls 1", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Tokyo Train Girls 2", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Tokyo Train Girls 3", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Tokyo Train Girls 4", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Killer Car", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Roommate", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Scream Girls", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Slaughter Island", feature film, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

Concerts, Music Videos, Documentaries:

- "Draco, Al Natural", concert documentary, English to Japanese Translator.

- "Ben Harper", music video and concert documentary for DVD, English to Japanese Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Perfect Circle", music video collection for DVD, English to Japanese Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Beenie Man", music video and concert documentary for DVD, English to Japanese Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Sunday Driver", documentary for DVD, English to Japanese Translator.

Videogames:

- "Smackdown vs. RAW, 2008", videogame, Subtitle Editor.

Featurettes, Promos, Trailers:

- "Audtition", DVD director's introduction, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Battle Royale", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Dead Leaves", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Ghost in the Shell", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Arakimentari", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Premonition", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Street Fighter", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Street Fighters", movie promo, English to Japanese Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Marebito", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Reincarnation", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Three Extremes, Box", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Masters of Horror, Imprint", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Blind Beast vs Killer Dwarf", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Screwed", movie promo, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Karas", movie promo, English to Japanese Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "The World's Fastest Indian", movie trailer, English to Japanese Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "One Last Thing", movie trailer, English to Japanese Subtitle Editor/Translator.

- "Fido", movie trailer, English to Japanese Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Captive Factory Girls 1", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Captive Factory Girls 2", DVD featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Killer Car", featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Roommate", featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Scream Girls", featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

-"Slaughter Island", featurette, Japanese to English Subtitle Editor/Translator.

1992-2004: Independent Director/Producer

1987-1992: Chief Producer-AT&Cosmo/Brentwood Pictures.

1983-1986: Independent Bi-lingual Production Manager/First Assistant Director for Japanese 35mm film format movies and commercials.

1980-1982: Fuji Telecasting/Sankei Media Group, Los Angeles Bureau. Functions: assistant to general manager, field director-news , remote sports broadcast truck director, unit director-sports, live satellite feed coordinator, entertainment business interpreter, group committee media research and strategy, network programming strategy. On international live satellite shows, I've worked on two PGA Championships, a Dodgers/Yankees World Series broadcast, and two music variety shows in various capacities of Unit Director, Satellite Feed Coordinator, TV Production Manager.

Education: Bachelor of Science, International Business Marketing, Cal State University, Los Angeles. Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Dean's List.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles , California, USA

email bobbywhiteco@earthlink.net