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Award Winner for the Best Composer, Philadelphia Arthouse Film Festival, September 2023 with « PULSE », USA

Award of Recognition for the Best Music Video, Best Shorts Competition Award, September 2023 with « PULSE », USA

Award of Merit for the Best Experimental, Best Shorts Competition Award, September 2023 with « PULSE », USA

Award Winner for the Best Music Video, Independent Film Festival, Montreal, 2020 with « SEXUAL »

Award of Merit for the Best Women Filmmakers, Best Shorts Competition Award, September 2023 with « PULSE », USA

Award Winner of Recognition for the Best Film Short, Best Shorts Competition Award, September 2023 with « PULSE », USA

Award Winner for the Best Composer, Hamburg Indie Film Festival , September 2023 with " PULSE"

Award Winner for The Best Sound, Edinburgh FIlm Awards, Summer 2023,  with " PULSE"

Award Winner for the Best Child Actor, Sydney Indie Short Festival, Fall 2023, with " PULSE"

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Award Winner for the Best Music Video, Brussels World Film Festival, October 2023

Award Winner for Best Female Director, Vancouver Independent Moviemaker Awards, November 2023

Award Winner for Best Costume Design, New York International Women Festival, November 2023

Award Winner for Best Composer, Munich Short Film Awards, November 2023

Award Winner for Best Experimental Film, Venice under the Stars International Film Festival, November 2023

Award Winner for Best Music Video, Paris International Short Festival, November 2023

BRUTAL

VAYA | BRUTAL
OUT NOW

PULSE | OUT 1st November 2023

PULSE//TEASERS
OFFICIAL RELEASE ON 1st of NOVEMBER 2023

Produced by VAYA & Yumi Sonoda 
Directed by Yumi Sonoda in Fukuoka, Japan 
Music & Vocals by VAYA 
Drums by Raphael Mtx 
Recorded by Darren McGill at Union Sound Company Studio, Toronto ON 
Mixed by Vance Powell at Sputnik Sound Studio, Nashville TN 
Assisted by Mike Fahey 
Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering Studio, Portland ME 
Cast: Théodore VAYA, Liam VAYA, Maikan VAYA, Maya VAYA, Raph Mtx, VAYA 
Camera: Sosuke Kurokawa, Yumi Sonoda
Production Designer: Masanori Morita
Lighting Designer: Hiroki Yoshida
Makeup & Hair: Syusaku Hieda
Costumes: VAYA, Takako Ohora, Keiko Sonoda
French-Japanese translation: Miya Fujishima 
Makeup & Hair Assistant: Ayaka Miyamoto
Location Support: Iron Theater
Big Thanks: Naoko Yokota, Nozomi Ohkubo

 

SEXUAL | Short Movie

AWARD WINNER | BEST MUSIC VIDEO | THE MONTREAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2020

Toronto Lift-Off Festival - Official Selection 2020 | Venice Shorts Film Festival - Finalist Official Selection 2020

Cyrus International Festival of Toronto - Semi-Finalist August 2020 | Paris Around International Film Festival - Semi-Finalist 2021

Phoenix International Monthly Short Film Festival - Official Selection August 2020 | Flickfair Film Festival - Official Selection 2021

Paris Demetera International Film Festival - Official Selection 2021

Produced by VAYA & Yumi Sonoda

Directed by Yumi Sonoda in Fukuoka, Japan

Music & Vocals by VAYA | Drums by Raphael Mtx

Recorded by Darren McGill at Union Sound Company Studio, Toronto ON | Mixed by Vance Powell at Sputnik Sound Studio, Nashville TN | Assisted by Mike Fahey | Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering Studio, Portland ME

Cast: VAYA | Directed by Yumi Sonoda | Camera: Sosuke Kurokawa, Yumi Sonoda | Site Foreman: Okayama BOB Osamu | Make Up & Hair: Syusaku Hieda | Costumes Adviser: Misa Ishibashi | French Interpreter: Miya Fujishima | Camera Assistant: Yu Mochizuki, Hiroka Ueda | Make Up & Hair Assistant: Ayaka Miyamoto | Location Support: Fukuoka Film Commission

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SHOWS

UPCOMING SHOWS

PAST SHOWS

Nov 29-30, 2022 - JP - Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center | Nov 10-11-12, 2022 - JP - Kurume City Plaza | Sep 19, 2019 - CA - Toronto @Urban Gallery​ | Aug 27, 2019 - CA - Toronto @The Pistons​ | Aug 08, 2019 - CH - Geneva @Soul Club​ | Apr 30, 2019 - CA - Toronto (ON) @The Hideout​ | Apr 21, 2019 - CA - Toronto (ON) @Supermarket (Freefall Sundays)​ | Apr 13, 2019 - CA - Toronto (ON) @The Hideout part of The Bout Festival | Dec 09, 2018 - CA - Toronto (ON) @Sneaky Dee's for The Showcase Tour​ | Oct 28, 2018 - CA - Toronto (ON) @Supermarket (Freefall Sundays)​ | Oct 26, 2018 - CA - Ottawa (ON) @Halloweenvale​ | Oct 25, 2018 - CA - Montréal (QC) @Crobar​ | Oct 23, 2018 - CA - Oshawa (ON) @The Atria​ | Oct 17, 2018 - CA - Windsor (ON) @Phoge Lounge​ | Oct 14, 2018 - CA - Toronto (ON) @Supermarket (Freefall Sundays) ​ | Sep 21, 2018 - CH - Lausanne @Duke's | Sep 09, 2018 - CH - Sofar Sounds Lausanne | Aug 19, 2018 - CZ - Prague @Klubovna​ | Aug 18, 2018 - SK - Bratislava @Re:fresh Club​ | Aug 16, 2018 - SK - Kosice @U Legionarov | Aug 15, 2018 - SK - Moldava @Heaven Hell | Aug 14, 2018 - PL - Krakow  @Cemetery Pub | Aug 11, 2018 - LV - Liepãja @Fountaine Palace | Aug 10, 2018 - EE - Tartu @Underground | Aug 09, 2018 - LV - Riga @Depo Club | Aug 08, 2018 - LT - Alytus @Menininkų kavinė PUŠIS | Aug 06, 2018 - PL - Gliwice @ConceptPub | Aug 04, 2018 - CZ - As @Park bar | Jun 30, 2018 - CH - Puidoux @Brasserie Dr Gabs | Jun 21, 2018 - CH - Lausanne @La Datcha, Forêt 11 : Acoustic vernisssage under the candles | Jun 16, 2018 - CH - Genève @Le Bouffon de la Taverne : VERNISSAGE | May 15, 2018 - CH - Cuarny @Stop FM (interview + showcase) | May 11, 2018 - CH - Vevey @Le Bout du Monde | Mar 19, 2018 – CH – Torgon @Rock The Pistes Festival OFF | Mar 17, 2018 – CH – Yverdon-les-Bains @Les Citrons Masqués | Mar 16, 2018 – CH – Lausanne @Duke’s | Mar 07, 2018 – CH – Orbe @Hessel Espace Culturel, RNV Unplugged (interview + showcase) | Feb 17, 2018 – CH – Vevey @Studio Live Album Record | Feb 13, 2018 – CH – Lausanne @Radio Django Le Grand Direct (interview) | Feb 10, 2018 – CH – Gland @Backstage Pub | Feb 03, 2018 – CH – Le Mont-sur-Lausanne @Rock’Let Festival (+ Interview Radio Bellerine) | Dec 04, 2017 – CH – Délémont @GRIFF Radio (interview) | Nov 10, 2017 – CH – Bex @Radio Bellerine (interview) | Oct 14, 2017 – CH – Genève @Le Bouffon de la Taverne w/The Two Romans | Sep 21, 2017 – CH – Lausanne @Vinyl Club w/Tricks & Stuff | Sep 15, 2017 – CH – Bouveret @SwissPeaks Trail Festival w/Tricks & Stuff | Aug 26, 2017 – CH - Carouge (GE) @Champmeslé w/Fixit | Aug 04, 2017 – CH - Lausanne @The Rockies w/Fixit

Photo by Gary Munroe

TOUR
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REVIEWS

ROKKERSPRESS | ETERNAL TERROR | SPOONMAN MUSIC | BLEACHBANGSPLAN CULTES | ASBURY PARK VIBES | ROKKERS PRESS​​ | SOUND SMASH MAGAZINE​​ | VOICE MAG​​ | THE COSMIC VIEW​​ | LIVE TRIGGER MAGAZINE |​​ ROCK ON MAGAZINE | ​ON MAGAZINE | ​METALHEAD FOREVER​ | SPOONMAN MUSIC | ​VENTS MAGAZINE​ | METAL DIGETS | ​THE RAZORS EDGE | ​FIVE MAGICS MUSIC | DIVINE MAGAZINE | ​IN MUSIC MAGAZINE | ​SCRUNCHIE MAGAZINE | ​ALMOST ANYTHING MUSIC | ​LADY OBSCURE MUSIC MAG | ​THE OUTER VOID | ​ORIGINAL ROCK | ​VINYL LOLLIPOPS | ​DROP THE SPOTLIGHT | ​ROCK MONSTERS | ​ORIGINAL ROCK | ​DEVILS GATE | ​BLIND THOUGHT​ | WE WRITE ABOUT MAGAZINE​ | ON YORKSHIRE MAGAZINE | MIDNIGHT RIOT MAGAZINE | CHASING DESTINO | ​NOISE POLUTTION | YORK CALLING | GUITAR NOODLE | EVER METAL | TRUE TIMBRE | PHOTOGROUPIE.COM​ | THE MEDIAN MAN | HINTF WEBZINE | ROCK'N'LOAD MAG | VOLATILE WEEKLY | MUSIC BOX PETE | DIARY OF A MUSIC ADDICT | ROCK MEDIA UK | THE SYMPHONY OF ROCK | ROAR REPORTS | ROCK YOUR LYRICS | MIKE BIRCHALL REVIEWS | ITN MAGAZINE | TRISTAN ZELDEN THOUGHTS | ROCK VIBRATIONS | GBHBL | A LOOK INTO MUSIC | ARISE | METAL ANARCHY | INDIE PULSE MUSIC | WAVE BYTE | THE RINGMASTER REVIEW | MOSHVILLE TIMES | LOUD STUFF | 3 SONGS & OUT | NATALIEZWORLD | ​PETE'S ROCK NEWS | PHOTO GROUPIE | THE MEDIAN MAN | GBHBL | FROM THE GREENROOM | ISSUU | THE PHOENIX REMIX | BREATHING THE CORE

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ORDER

Written, arranged and produced by VAYA
Drums by Raphael Mtx


Engineered by Darren McGill @ Union Sound Company, Toronto, ON
Mixed by Vance Powell @ Sputnik Sound Studio, Nashville, TN
Assisted by Mike Fahey
Mastered by Adam Ayan @ Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, MN


Illustrations by VAYA
City design by Sukha
Design by The Rebj

Printed by Jerry Zinn @ Stoughton Printing Co, California
Pressed @ Third Man Pressing, Detroit, MI

Thanks to all my pains that are finally shown as gifts.
Thanks God to make things happen.
Thank you Yumi Sonoda and team answering to the call of creativity
Thank you to my pack
Thanks to my Elusive one always supporting my dreams
Thanks love to make me stand up whatever were the storms
Thanks Universe laws to guide us on the right path
Thanks Mother Nature to rule my soul
Let the music and rhythms make dance our hearts
I feel blessed, so are you.

 

Love is the answer.


VAYA

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