Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight: The Japanese War Brides

Aug. 15, 2015  :  With War Bride Daughters LLC
About the Project

Blue Chalk worked with War Bride Daughters LLC to create a 26-minute documentary exploring the experiences and identities of three Japanese War Brides and their journey from war-ravaged Japan to racially segregated 1950s America. In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of V-J Day, “Fall Seven Times Get Up Eight: The Japanese War Brides” aired on BBC World News, a global news channel distributed in over 200 countries.  

"I loved this story. It was a bit of history." - Fiona, New Cairo, Egypt

"A different kind of documentary, pensive, introspective, personal." - Nancy, Kansas, USA  

"Very interesting and quite inspiring." - Ernest, Lagos, Nigeria  

"A beautiful story of overcoming hardships." - Colin, Perth, Australia  

"Excellent idea for a documentary." - Barbara, Beziers, France 

"Very good indeed." - Ruy, Colombo, Brazil

  • Lucy Craft, Executive Producer
  • Karen Kasmauski, Executive Producer
  • Kathryn Tolbert, Executive Producer
  • Greg Moyer, Executive Producer
  • Pam Huling, Executive Producer
  • Lucy Craft, Director
  • Karen Kasmauski, Director
  • Kathryn Tolbert, Director
  • Rob Finch, Creative Director
  • Megumi Nishikura, Producer
  • Jamie Francis, Director of Photography
  • Karen Kasmauski, Additional Photography
  • Danny Guy, Editor
  • Greg Snider, Consulting Editor
  • John Davidson, Colorist
  • Digital One, Post Audio
  • Ryan Mauk, Re-Recording Mixer
  • Dan Quintero, Online Editor
  • Maria Ishak, Account Manager
Services Provided
  • Original Cinematography
  • Post-Production