Kami-Sama // Crowdfunding Pick

Kami-sama

“Kami-sama” is a horror film in the tradition of Japanese classics like Onibaba and Kwaidan. Seven year-old Ayumi refuses to finish her dinner. So her parents try to scare her straight with the tale of the Kami-sama, a spirit that punishes spoiled children who don’t eat their food. But Ayumi[…]

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Shinobi // Daily Short Picks

Shinobi

In the future, a japanese psychic warrior is looking to destroy a corporation that mass produces a robot named “Shinobi” in order to avenge the death of her loved one. This is the premise of the action-packed music video “Shinobi”, the latest project of director Victor Velasco, starring Maximiliano Hernandez[…]

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The Konichiwa Kid // Daily short Pick

The Konichiwa Kid

An African-American orphan raised by a Japanese samurai-turned teppanyaki chef, must choose between his strongest desires; avenge his father’s death or protect the only family he’s ever known. Director’s Statement “The Konichiwa Kid” is without a doubt the most ambitious project I’ve created. It couldn’t have happened without such a[…]

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Sword of the Dead

Sword of the Dead

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[…]

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Tadaima // Daily Short Picks

Tadaima

“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[…]

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Hikari || Daily Short Picks

Hikari

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[…]

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Strangers in Amsterdam || Daily Short Picks

Strangers in Amsterdam

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[…]

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Daily Short Picks | Man in a Phone

Man in Phone

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.

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Shuen || Featured Short Film

Shuen

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[…]

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