Japan Tag Archive

“The Butterflies are 100% Real” – Mackenzie Sheppard Joins us to Discuss the Sequel to his Popular Short Film...

Live Action

25th June, 2019

Mackenzie Sheppard returns to Directors Notes to discuss 'Butterfly' - the sequel to his popular short film 'Moth'.

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Asides, Live Action

18th June, 2019

Mackenzie Sheppard's 'Moth' sequel short 'Butterfly' follows a man who finds his reality breaking down as he investigates a mysterious building project…

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Otoboke Beaver: Don’t Light My Fire

Asides, Music

14th May, 2019

ONIONSKIN partner up with punk band Otoboke Beaver for rivetingly in your face 360 degree captured performance music video 'Don’t Light My Fire'.

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Mackenzie Sheppard Gets in the Mindset of an Alien to Sell Our Planet in His ‘Visit Earth’ Web Series

Live Action

14th March, 2019

Mackenzie Sheppard returns to DN to discuss 'VISIT EARTH' - a series designed to "sell" planet Earth to intergalactic tourists.

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“Man is to Phone as Moth is to Light” – Mackenzie Sheppard Tackles Technology Addiction in new Short ‘Moth’

Live Action

25th February, 2019

Shot on 16mm, director Mackenzie Sheppard joins us to discuss his visually striking new short about our collective addiction to technology, 'Moth'.

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Take a Whistle Stop Tour of the Land of the Rising Sun in Dante Zaballa’s Charming Animation ‘My Trip...


10th December, 2018

Animator Dante Zaballa tells DN about immortalizing his jaunt to the land of the rising sun in delightfully charming animation 'My Trip to Japan'.

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imai: Fly (Feat. 79, Kaho Nakamura)

Animation, Asides, Music

16th April, 2018

Baku Hashimoto takes various types of Japanese mochi on a morphing stop-motion adventure in this hunger inducing music video for imai track 'Fly'.

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A Young Boy Navigates a Surprising Identity Crisis in Jon Frickey’s Charming Animated Short ‘Cat Days’


7th April, 2018

DN talks to Jon Frickey about cultural appropriation, language barriers & wrestling with complicated storyboards for his charming animation 'Cat Days'.

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Gabrielle: An animated film for CHANEL

Animation, Asides

7th March, 2018

Cara Delevingne stars as a skateboarding, bag loving, Parisian in Shishi Yamazaki's gorgeous animated film for CHANEL’s Gabrielle bag campaign.

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Director Mackenzie Sheppard Looks to Personify Technology with Morality Tale ‘Donny the Drone’

Live Action

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.

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TAKCOM Blends Western Street Culture and Japanese Tradition Into a Suburban Nightmare in ‘Pessim’

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.

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Exploring the Possibilities of 360° Filmmaking in Mackenzie Sheppard’s Pony Pony Run Run Music Video


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.

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