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about the jury

Teru Haruta is a highly seasoned and accomplished producer with an impressive career spanning over 20 years in the advertising and film industry. With a deep understanding of both the Japanese and global markets, Teru has become renowned for his expertise and ability to bridge cultures.

Teru’s journey began in Los Angeles, where he embarked on his career as a producer, immersing himself in the dynamic worlds of advertising and film. After 10 years of experience in LA, Teru relocated to Tokyo to continue his work as a producer. Drawing on his international experience, he expanded his scope to work on global projects, collaborating with teams in a multitude of countries and regions.

In 2022, Teru’s passion led him to establish his own company, GomaCrush Inc. As the founder and driving force behind GomaCrush, Teru utilizes his wealth of global experience to connect Japan with the rest of the world.

Teru Haruta’s extensive background, encompassing both Japan and international markets, has made him a trusted figure in the industry.

Teru continues to be a driving force in the advertising film industry, pushing boundaries and shaping the future of creative content.