Based in Tokyo, BBT specializes in the world of words:
narrations, translations, interpreting, and writing and editing of all kinds...
in almost any language!
The Tokyo Trial (directed by Masaki Kobayashi) was awarded the Special Critics’ Award at the 1985 Berlin Film Festival; Stuart Varnam-Atkin was the main narrator of the English version and BBT worked on rewriting the script. Since then, BBT has been involved in many projects that have won Japanese and international awards—providing the narrators and often the script translation as well. Here are some of them:
|1990||Postcards from the Battlefield (NHK Radio Japan)||—Winner, ABU Prize for External Broadcast Programmes.|
|1992||I’m Just a Little Old Lady (NTV)||—Award-winner, San Francisco Documentary Film Festival.|
|1995||Children of Haiti (NHK International)||—Commendation, Cannes Documentary Festival.|
|1995||Images from Nagasaki (NHK)||—First Prize at 1996 Monte Carlo International TV Concours.|
|1998||The Mystery of the Loggerheads’ Pacific Journeys (TBS)||—Science & Technology Agency Director’s Prize, The Japan Prize 1998.|
|1998||Endgame (documentary on Peruvian hostage crisis) (NHK)||—Silver Nymph Prize, Monte Carlo International TV Concours.|
|1999||Hi-tech, High Hopes (International Eiga/Ministry of Foreign Affairs)||—Prize-winner, Nihon Shokai Eiga Video Concours.|
|2000||You Haven’t Heard Anything Yet (International Eiga)||—Gold Camera Award, US International Film & Video Festival, Arts, Music Video Documentary Category.|
|2001||Sadako Ogata: Ten Years with the Refugees (NHK International)||—Highly commended, UN Documentary Film Awards.|
|2001||My Life as an Ant (NHK Educational)||—Winner of The Minister of Foreign Affairs Prize, The Japan Prize 2001.
—Children’s Award, Wildscreen 2002, Bristol, UK.
|2002||The Wonder of Clouds (NHK Educational)||—Winner of The City of Basel Award, Basel Karlsruhe Festival 2002.|
|2002||Africa in the 21st Century: South Africa and Zimbabwe (NHK)||—Mayor of ?adca’s Prize, 12th ETNOFILM Cadca 2002 (Slovakia Television)|
|2003||The Manual of Perfection: #1 Sushiko (TV Asahi)||—Emmy Show (USA) Final Four Nomination.|
|2003||Marina (NHK)||—The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Prize (Adult Education Category), The Japan Prize 2003.|
|Magician Maggy Shiro (NHK Enterprises 21)||—The Governor of Tokyo Prize (Educational Issues), The Japan Prize 2004.
—Silver Screen Prize, America International Film Video festival, 2005
|2005||Unprecedented Fabrication (NHK International)||—Creative Excellence Prize, America International Film Festival
—Best Science Program, Banff Rockie Awards
|2009||Begin Japanology: Dogs & the Japanese (NHK World/Educational)||—NHK President’s Prize for Educational Broadcasting|
|2009||Shirasu Jiro (Pt.1. “Becoming a Country Gentleman”)
(NHK Special Drama)
|—64th National Arts Festival Excellence Award (TV division)|
|2014||Roots Aroma Black TV CM
(Japan Tobacco Inc.)
|—AdFest 2014 FILM LOTUS Broadcast Category Silver Award|