static1.squarespaceA few months back we asked our folk to help Amber and Oliver raise funds for their short film, Kusuda. From their crowdfunding campaign they were able to raise over $7,000 (359% of their initial $2000 target) and produce this amazing three-minue documentary about legendary Japanese winemaker, Hiroyuki ‘Hiro’ Kusuda.

Based in Martinborough (NZ), Kusuda follows Hiro during a particularly challenging harvest, when Cyclone Pam threatens the loss of his entire crop.

Knowing his grapes aren’t ready for picking, Hiro can only hope his vines survive the stress and be ready to pick at a moment’s notice. Hiro reflects on the uncontrollable forces of nature, his winemaking process, and the fragility of life itself.

Amber and Henry continue to film with Hiro in hopes of developing a feature.

via Winefolk