We Make People Happy With Entertainment
RIVERTIME ENTERTAINMENT is a Los Angeles based production company with production hubs in Tokyo, London and Vancouver. We develop and produce feature films, TV, music videos and digital contents. With our multicultural team of award winning star talents, we create global entertainment packed with fresh and groovy ideas and strong international appeals.


Movie/TV/Format/Mobile/Digital Contents/Games

STEP BY STEP (Feat. Panda Bear) Starring Ginwoo Onodera. Directed by Toru Tokikawa.

"Sparks and Speed - the story of Shinya Kimura" trailer

Ukiyo-e Heroes Poster at Hot Docs Film Festival

ART OF THE GAME: Ukiyo-e Heroes

Rivertime Production Reel

KISS vs. MCZ documentary - excerpts

Noodle Soup

A Box

Rivertime Entertainment has just completed a documentary with the legendary rock band KISS. It has also produced content with many legendary music icons, such as: Stevie Wonder, Jermaine Jackson, Louie Vega and David Morales to name a few. The company is the associate producer of the premier Japanese entertainment show: SMAP X SMAP.

We have a slate of global properties in different status of production:


Sexy urban music thriller with emotional vibe set in Detroit.


Action packed Sci-Fi thriller with 2D/3D hybrid animation series and its live action feature remake.


High concept action thriller about friendship.


Global star DJ interview series about MUSIC & TRAVEL - 5min TV & mobile format with a new music distribution model. First series got 2million viewers in Japan.


Innovative Electronic Dance Music game in development.


Edgy family entertainment show - Music & Dance with industry hottest VIP talents and cute puppets.


We have a slate of global properties in different status of production.
Please contact us for more details.

August 1, 2018

Our documentary feature film "ART OF THE GAME: Ukiyo-e Heroes"is now out on Hulu .

We also appreciate your support on the release on Amazon with 26 five-star reviews!

April 1, 2018

We are happy to let you know our documentary "KISS vs. MCZ: The Movie" has won Breakthrough Filmmaker Award at the inaugural Newcastle International Film Festival. Thank you KISS for your incredible support!


July 19, 2017

ART OF THE GAME: Ukiyo-e Heroes will be screened at San Diego Comic Con, on Saturday July 22 at 8:20pm, followed by Q&A with the artist Jed Henry and the director Toru Tokikawa.

More info ▶︎ http://sched.co/BO2t

April 20, 2017

Our new documentary UKIYO-E HEROES will world premiere at Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, on May 2 for Audience Award consideration.

STORY: A journey of discovery into how a Canadian craftsman and an American designer with a father and son generation gap who collaborate to revive the ancient Japanese woodcut (Ukiyo-e) using pop-culture icons: Super Mario and Pokémon. 

A Rivertime Entertainment Production
Director:Toru Tokikawa
Writers:Min Hye Kim, Toru Tokikawa
Producers:Toru Tokikawa, Yu-Fai Suen
Composer:Alan Braxe
Music Supervisor:Alexandre Escolier
Sound Mixer:Danielle Adams
Advisor:Ben Elliott

Thank you for your help and support!

April 4, 2015

We are launching a new Sci-Fi animation series soon. Stay tuned!

October 10, 2015

We are in post-production of a new documentary: a story about an American artist and a Canadian craftsman teamed up to revive Japanese woodblock prints by juxtaposing traditional art with pop culture icons: video game heroes.

April 4, 2015

We are launching a new Sci-Fi animation series soon. Stay tuned!

January 28, 2015

We’ve just completed a TV documentary: “KISS vs. MCZ” An entertaining documentary about two different cultures meet through the power of music: the legendary rock band KISS vs. the Japanese mega-star girls band Momoiro Clover Z (MCZ).

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President CEO

Born in Japan and raised in the US and Indonesia. As a multi-award winning director and producer, Toru was based in London and Paris for 15 years prior to relocating to LA. While here, he’s been directing music videos, commercials and producing film and TV for over 18 years. A graduate of the University of Tokyo (majoring in management) Toru began his career at top Japanese advertising agency Dentsu. He then became a creative director/photographer in the music and fashion industry. Toru is currently: expanding his hit DJ show TELL ME ABOUT (with 2 million views on NHK) to the global market, developing a documentary featuring the legendary rock band KISS, and writing a number of screenplays. His thriller, SINGLE SHOT is in preproduction. Toru is a member of SACEM (Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique.). Toru speaks English, Japanese and French.


Creative Director CCO

Min Hye is the Chief Creative Officer and Creative Director at Rivertime Entertainment Inc. She is in charge of both film and TV development including that of CLONE HUNTER, as well as an edgy kids show, MOMMY & ME.



Quarter Finalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, Quinn is also a reader for UTA and Voyage Media. She has previously served as development staff at ImageMovers (Robert Zemeckis) and Captivate Entertainment (Jason Bourne franchise).


Post Production

An experienced Editor, Brandy blends technical expertise with creative storytelling. Starting her career at CAA as a creative reader, she also cuts trailers for Hollywood studios at the industry’s top trailer house, mOcean.



Chief Operating Officer of Elton John’s Rocket Pictures, Yu-Fai is a Senior Film Executive with over 20 years of experience in UK and international film sales and distribution. Before joining the team at Rocket Pictures, Yu-Fai was COO of Aramid Capital Partners, Senior Vice-President Operations, Europe at Momentum Pictures and before this worked at Polygram and MGM. His expertise spans financial (Finance Director roles), legal (Head of Business Affairs), sales (TV and New Media), acquisitions and operational roles. A music lover, Yu-Fai started in the business owning a record shop in London.



Founder of Atal Music and a veteran of the music industry, Alexandre started his career in Manchester UK in 1986 at Factory Communications (Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays…) that ran the legendary Hacienda Club. After living in NYC working for a French/American label Celluloid Records, he started managing Distance Records in Paris that became one of the world top House Music labels. Alexandre then founded Atal Music, a label and music publishing company, working with global star artists and producers - David Guetta, Bob Sinclar, Louie Vega/Masters At Work, Herbie Hancock, Jennifer Lopez, etc. Alexandre holds a MBA from the Lubin Business School / Pace University, New York.

Our legal counsels are based in Los Angeles, London and Tokyo.

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