Biography

Toshiro Ishido (石堂淑朗; born July 16, 1932 - Hiroshima, Japan) is a Japanese screenwriter known for his work with Yoshishige Yoshida (A Story Written with Water, Affair in the Snow and Woman of the Lake).

He usually goes by the name of Ishido Yoshi Akira.

His screenplay for the 1983 film "Antarctica" received an American adaptation under the name of "Eight Below" directed by Frank Marshall, which had a theatrical release in 2006.

Toshiro Ishido (石堂淑朗; born July 16, 1932 - Hiroshima, Japan) is a Japanese screenwriter known for his work with Yoshishige Yoshida (A Story Written with Water, Affair in the Snow and Woman of the Lake).

He usually goes by the name of Ishido Yoshi Akira.

His screenplay for the 1983 film "Antarctica" received an American adaptation under the name of "Eight Below" directed by Frank Marshall, which had a theatrical release in 2006.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 23

Birthday 1932-07-17

Place of Birth Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

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Also Known As

  • 石堂淑朗
  • Toshio Iwado
  • Ishido Yoshi Akira

Writing TV ShowsMovies

2006 Eight Below Original Story
2001 Closed Ward Screenplay
1995 House of Sleeping Beauties Screenplay
1995 Hiroshima Writer
1989 Black Rain Writer
1983 Dark Room Screenplay
1983 Antarctica Writer
1976 The Sea of Genkai Screenplay
1972 Poem Writer
1971 Mandara Writer
1970 This Transient Life Writer
1968 Affair in the Snow Screenplay
1966 Woman of the Lake Writer
1965 A Story Written with Water Screenplay
1965 The Abalone Gals Screenplay
1963 Bad Girl Screenplay
1962 The Christian Revolt Writer
1961 The Catch Screenplay
1960 Night and Fog in Japan Writer
1960 The Sun's Burial Writer

Acting

1997 The Eel
1968 Death by Hanging as Priest

Directing

1960 Cruel Story of Youth Assistant Director

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