Meet "The Real Exorcist" Filmmakers
RYUHO OKAWAExecutive Producer & Original Story
Sayaka Okawa is Vice Chairperson, and Chief of the office of the CEO of Happy Science. The oldest daughter of Ryuho Okawa, Sayaka was born in Tokyo in 1991. She graduated from Ochanomizu University in Japan. A writer in her own right, Sayaka has written the screenplays for the live-action feature films Immortal Hero, The Real Exorcist, and Twiceborn. She has published over fifty books that cover a wide range of topics, spanning historical non-fiction, religion, and literature. Some of her main works are Spiritual Kojiki Nyumon (Literally, “Introduction to Spiritual Records of Ancient Matters Vol. 1 & 2”), Musume Kara Mita Okawa Ryuho (Literally, “Ryuho Okawa as Seen from His Daughter”), Okawa Sayaka no Bungaku no Susume〜Sekai Bungaku Hen〜(Literally, “Sayaka Okawa’s Guide to Literature ―World Literature― Vol. 1, 2, 3”), and Kokoro wo Migaku (Literally, “Polishing the Mind”). [All titles published by IRH Press] She has received several awards for Immortal Hero including July Best Original Screenplay at Florence Film Awards 2019 and August Screenplay Honorable Mention in a Feature Film at the South Film and Arts Academy Festival 2019. She has also won several awards for her screenplay for The Real Exorcist, including April Best Screenplay at Oniros Film Awards 2020. Not only a talented writer, Sayaka is also an accomplished musician. She has composed and sung the song “HIKARI.” She has also arranged and sung the songs such as, “Hold On,” “Once Again,” and “The Real Exorcist” in Happy Science films. The music video of the song, “The Real Exorcist,” has won several awards, including March Best Music Video at Calcutta International Cult Film Festival 2020.
Oda graduated from the Department of Film at Nihon University College of Art. After training for 3 years at the Institute for Theater Research, he became a director of a popular Japanese TV program, "Best Hit USA". He then started a video production company and produced promotional and music videos for top Japanese artists including THE ALFEE, Hikaru GENJI, and Masahiko Kondo.
To date, Oda has produced eight films including The Terrifying Revelations of Nostradamus in 1994 and I'm Fine, My Angel in 2016. Currently, he serves as the president of ARI Production and visiting professor at Happy Science University.