31st January, 2018
Mackenzie Sheppard joins us to discuss being taken hostage at gun point & the other challenges of shooting a short with a drone as the central character.
Art & Fashion, Music
29th May, 2017
Visual artist TAKCOM explains how he blended western street culture and Japanese tradition for his unsettling journey into suburban dread.
20th March, 2017
Japan-based Director Mackenzie Sheppard joins us to discuss camera choices and the challenges of 360° filmmaking for his Pony Pony Run Run music video.
Art & Fashion
5th December, 2016
Inspired by the wheelchair and contemporary dance, Yasuhiro Tamura's kinetic short challenges the notion that endeavour inevitably leads to reward.
8th May, 2015
Completely over-the-top and beautifully choreographed, 'Tokyo Tribe' is the feature-length rap-musical we’ve all been waiting for.
3rd January, 2014
Shoko Hara and Paul Brenner’s graduate thesis animation Abita, poignantly tells the story of Fukushima children who dream of being able to play in an
4th November, 2013
Japanese filmmaker Koji Aramaki animates a glorious medley of shapes and colours in this promo for Julien Mier’s Super Tropic Tramp.
Animation, Art & Fashion
29th March, 2013
“Koukou is a visual work based on an abstract animation synchronized with a song comprising the unique syllabic sounds of the Japanese language,
27th March, 2013
No matter the species, sometimes you just need a Hug as Saki Iyori demonstrates in this gorgeously heart warming animation.
3rd February, 2013
Discovering the work of Japanese filmmaker Shishi Yamazaki was a definite highlight of last year’s film hunting, so six months on it’s great to
13th November, 2012
What the hell is going on in Misaki Uwabo’s graduation film New Tokyo Ondo? No on second thoughts, even if you can explain it (weirdo!) I’d
11th July, 2012
Japanese filmmaker Shishi Yamazaki combines crayons, watercolours and her own free spirited dance routines to create the sweetest (and far too short)
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