Open main menu

Hiro is a short film written and directed by Matthew Swanson. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, won Best Short Film at the SXSW Film Festival, and was the first Canadian film to win the "Spirit of Slamdance" Audience Award at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. It was also nominated for a Genie Award for Best Live Action Short Drama.

Hiro movie crouch.jpg
Movie screenshot
Directed byMatthew Swanson
Produced byOliver Lindsay
Written byMatthew Swanson
StarringHiro Kanagawa
Vicky Huang
Music byDon MacDonald
Distributed byPaper Cut Films (Canada)
Release date
  • January 20, 2006 (2006-01-20) (U.S.)
Running time
20 minutes
English subtitles


After a chance encounter with a young girl, a shy Japanese insect collector finds himself thrust into a wild chase to recover a stolen beetle.

External linksEdit