Tomo Suzuki in front of the Mueum of Art, Kochi, Japan
Tomo Suzuki is a Japanese producer/distributor specializing in art films.
Born in 1967 in Tokyo and graduated from New York University, he acquired an MBA at Bond University, Australia. In Japan’s leading cultural organization, Art Tower Mito, Suzuki developed feature films and organized screening events from 1996 to 2002.
Since 2002, he has worked for Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s production company as a business manager. After founding Tomo Suzuki Japan Ltd. in 2006, he began to emphasize art films throughout the company.
He has produced The Park (2017/18) by Ari Marcopoulos, The Longing Field (2021) by Apichatpong, and X (2022) by Maiko Endo. The films he has distributed include Trilogy about Clouds by Naoyuki Tsuji, who was asked to design the official poster of the Directors’ Fortnight in 2005; The Swim (2017) directed by He Xiangyu; and Redoubt (2018) by Matthew Barney.
Currently, he is involved with the film productions of independent filmmakers such as Maiko Endo, Vajiko Chachkhiani, and Ai Weiwei.