Guests


Kazuki Omori

Kazuki Omori is a filmmaker best known to genre fans for writing and directing GODZILLA VS BIOLLANTE and GODZILLA VS KING GHIDORAH. He also wrote the screenplays for GODZILLA VS MOTHRA and GODZILLA VS DESTOROYAH. In 2005, Omori reunited with Heisei Godzilla special effects director for SUPER FLEET SAZER-X: THE MOVIE. He now teaches film production at Osaka University of Arts.


Tsutomu Kitagawa

Tsutomu “Tom” Kitagawa is a stuntman best known for playing Godzilla in all but one of his appearances in the Millennium series (1999-2004). Kitagawa has done a considerable amount of suit acting apart from the King of the Monsters, his credits including several Super Sentai TV shows and playing King Ghidorah in REBIRTH OF MOTHRA 3 (1998).

Fuyuki Shinada

Fuyuki Shinada is a sculptor whose tokusatsu credits include building monster costumes for GODZILLA VS BIOLLANTE, GODZILLA VS KING GHIDORAH, GAMERA 2: ATTACK OF LEGION, GAMERA 3: REVENGE OF IRIS, and numerous tokusatsu TV shows. In 2001, he was hired by director Shusuke Kaneko as the suitmaker for GODZILLA, MOTHRA, KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK.


William Stout

William Stout is an award-winning illustrator specializing in paleontological art. He’s worked on a number of films, contributing posters, storyboards, production design, and presentation art to titles such as RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, FIRST BLOOD, INVADERS FROM MARS, and MEN IN BLACK. Stout created presentation art and storyboards for Steve Miner’s unmade film GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS IN 3-D.


Linda Haynes

Linda Haynes is an actress whose credits include COFFY, THE NICKEL RIDE, ROLLING THUNDER, and THE DROWNING POOL. In 1969, she co-starred in Ishiro Honda’s science fiction extravaganza LATITUDE ZERO, as part of an international cast that included Cesar Romero, Joseph Cotten, Richard Jaeckel, and Akira Takarada.


Tiffany Grant

Tiffany Grant is a voice actress, best known as Asuka from NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, with 1700+ credits including Shusuke Kaneko’s GAMERA trilogy, BLUE SEED, INFINITE STRATOS, FULL METAL ALCHEMIST, AKAME GA KILL & GIRLS UND PANZER. Video games include WARFRAME, NEVERSONG, BRAWL STARS, PALADINS, SMITE and DEUS EX II: INVISIBLE WAR. She’s written ADR script adaptations, including INFINITE STRATOS, PARASYTE-THE-MAXIM and subtitled projects like the live-action TOKYO- THE LAST MEGALOPOLIS. She’s also worked many years in theatre, commercials and film.

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Norman England

Norman England is a filmmaker, journalist, and photographer who moved to Japan from New York City in 1992. He began covering Japanese movie sets with GAMERA 3 in 1998, writing for publications such as Fangoria, Starlog, The Japan Times, etc. He directed the documentary BRINGING GODZILLA DOWN TO SIZE, and his first film, THE iDOL, is now available from SRS Cinema. Today, Norman lives in Tokyo where he subtitles feature films, shoots production stills on Japanese movie sets, and writes a monthly column for Eiga Hiho, Japan’s biggest selling cinema magazine. His new book, BEHIND THE KAIJU CURTAIN, will be published by Awai Books in fall 2021.


Jasper Sharp

Jasper Sharp is a disc producer for Arrow Films, an author, filmmaker, curator and independent scholar known for his work on Asian cinema and co-founder of the Japanese film website Midnight Eye. His books include THE MIDNIGHT EYE GUIDE TO NEW JAPANESE FILM (2004), joint-written with Tom Mes, and THE HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE CINEMA (2011). He also has written for Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Variety, The Japan Times, Kateigaho, and Film International, contributed to numerous home video releases, and co-directed with Tom Grabham the documentary THE CREEPING GARDEN.


Kevin Derendorf

Kevin Derendorf is a lifelong fan of Japanese genre fiction, resulting in the creation of the Maser Patrol blog (maserpatrol.wordpress.com), the book Kaiju for Hipsters: 101 “Alternative” Giant Monster Movies, and a guest essay in the recent DAIMAJIN Blu-ray set released by Arrow Video. You can find him at anime conventions talking about tokusatsu, at tokusatsu conventions talking about anime, as a guest on various podcasts, and generally being a nuisance on social media.



John LeMay

John LeMay is the author of more than 20 published books, many of them on film history. He is also the editor and publisher of The Lost Films Fanzine and has been published in magazines like Cinema Retro, G-Fan, and Mad Scientist.

Mike Bogue

Mike Bogue is a writer whose articles have appeared in Mad Scientist, Wonder, The Lost Films Fanzine, and G-Fan. His column “Kaiju Korner” (a Rondo runner-up for Best 2020 column) regularly appears in Scary Monsters Magazine. In addition, he wrote the well-reviewed book APOCALYPSE THEN: AMERICAN AND JAPANESE ATOMIC CINEMA, 1951-1967 (McFarland, 2017), which received an endorsement from NPR.