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The Real Exorcist – Yoichi Utebi

Loretta’s guest today is Yoichi Utebi, Executive Vice President of HS Productions. Born in Japan in 1968, Yoichi Utebi grew up in Beirut, Lebanon, and New York City. Raised in a rare Japanese Christian family, he was deeply touched by Muslim culture and the beauty of Lebanon during his formative years in Beirut. However, the Middle East also exposed Utebi to the horrors of war, as he and his family dodged bullets and bombings before fleeing to London and back to Japan, leaving everything behind in a sudden evacuation. In the 7th grade, Utebi moved to New York for 10 years, where he was exposed to friends from multiple cultures and ethnicities. His rock band produced a popular album and gained quite a following in the city before Utebi decided to forego his musical pursuits and return to Japan.

After 12 years of experience in marketing and senior management at various American IT companies in Japan, Utebi joined Happy Science in 2010, where he quickly rose to Director of International Communications. Utebi is currently leading Happy Science’s International Media Division and is the Executive Vice President of HS Productions and producer of “The Real Exorcist.”
The Real Exorcist was # 1 at the weekend box office for FIVE CONSECUTIVE WEEKS in Japan and the film has won over 30 awards including Best Feature Film and Best Supporting Actress at the EKO Film Festival!!! This Supernatural film from Japan dramatizes the effect of negative energies and illuminates the power of a positive mindset

“The Real Exorcist” follows Sayuri, a young coffee shop waitress, as she uses her spiritual powers to help customers troubled by supernatural phenomena. The supernatural drama by HS Productions, which is set to open in the United States this August, explores the laws of attraction that govern our lives and afterlives and characterizes the mindset we can all employ to stay the right path, ward off negative influences, and lead happy, fulfilled lives.

Limited theatrical release August 7 in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Tampa, Honolulu, and Orange County, CA.

Available on VOD early September 2020.

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