SWORD OF THE DEAD is a feudal Japan set samurai/zombie film. Think Yojimbo meets 28 Days Later. The story follows a Ronin who upon returning home from exile finds the island he once knew plagued by a dark curse and overrun by the dead. The idea originated from my love[…]
“Tadaima” takes place after the closure of the US Internment Camps at the end of World War II, a Japanese American family returns home and must find the strength to rebuild both their house and their family amidst the emotional and physical destruction caused by the war. The film stars[…]
We are born into this world without knowing who we are and we grow our lives to seek the answer to ‘I am.’ This film is a visual epitaph for honor of a Japanese vlogger who struggled with depression that ultimately ended her life. Unfortunately we never got to meet[…]
40 years after the war against the Foot, a Japanese ninja clan. Four mysterious veterans are preparing themselves for the fight of their life.
This is a series of three short films. All of the films have been made under the theme, “a visiter is searching for something in Amsterdam.” Amsterdam 1 A Japanese woman has come to Amsterdam. What does she see there? Isolation: Amsterdam I as a visiter observed this city through[…]
An experimental short about a Japanese man who mysteriously wakes up inside of his phone and is forced to confront the destruction his addiction to technology has wreaked on his life.
In the ruins of a destroyed Tokyo, a girl and her brother fight for survival. The genre has been seen from almost every angle possible, but once in a while we get a refreshing version of it. The particularity of ‘Shuen’, a film directed and created by Canadian filmmaker Philippe[…]
Circa late 1930s, Boat Quay, Singapore. A young boy receives an old violin as a gift out of kindness from a foreign trader. It becomes a treasured possession as he teaches himself to play the instrument over several years, until it was lost during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore. After[…]
A very short story about love, separation, and having to say goodbye. Auroras takes place in the 22nd century, where a female cyborg is called on a mandatory mission, forcing her to leave her greatest love. Both despondent from the separation, one departs on a life changing journey to a[…]