Goro Toshima is an award winning documentary filmmaker.  His film, A Hard Straight, received the jury award for best documentary feature at the South by Southwest and Santa Barbara Film Festivals.  In addition to screening at dozens of other festivals, including LA and Chicago, A Hard Straight broadcast nationally on PBS' Emmy award winning series, 'Independent Lens'. Variety said “riveting…it's a dramatic and up-close look at the temptations and frustrations faced by three parolees...It won't be hard for this documentary to gain global festival and tube exposure."

His most recent film, Broken Doors, received a best documentary short nomination from the International Documentary Association.  It also received the jury award for best documentary short at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and New Orleans Int'l Film Festival, and screened at numerous festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe.

In addition to his film and TV work, Goro also directs web commercial spots for various advertising agencies, including Goodby-Silverstein and 72 Sunny (clients include AT&T, Hyundai and Bugaboo).  Goro received a Masters Degree in Documentary Filmmaking from Stanford University.

Films by Goro Toshima

A Hard Straight

A Hard Straight is a documentary about doing time on the outside.