Watanabe Kazutaka was born in Fukui, Japan, in 1986. After being gratuated from Keio University, he started to work in the cinema industry : distribution, artistic agency, film festivals... In 2014, he created E.x.N K.K., a production and distribution company. He is also coordinator of « Yamagata Rough Cut ! » at Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival since 2017. He produced Along The Sea, a Japan-Vietmanese production presented in first world screening at the San Sebastian INternational Film Festival.