8th February, 2021
Kyomu Yoshida details why he chose to animate a caustic social commentary derived from a tale by the father of the Japanese short story in 'Rope'.
30th June, 2020
Thessa Meijer discusses overcoming language barriers for her Japan-set short about an ambitious sea-creature who becomes a woman striving for perfection.
30th October, 2019
A mother & daughter attempt to reconnect after dealing with the death of a beloved family member in Kana Hatakeyama’s quietly observed short Okaasan (Mom)
4th September, 2019
Taichi Kimura takes Kano back to his roots in 'Pan-Fried', a celebration of community bonds forged in the travails of less than ideal life circumstances.
25th June, 2019
Mackenzie Sheppard returns to Directors Notes to discuss 'Butterfly' - the sequel to his popular short film 'Moth'.
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…
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'.
14th March, 2019
Mackenzie Sheppard returns to DN to discuss 'VISIT EARTH' - a series designed to "sell" planet Earth to intergalactic tourists.
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'.
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'.
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'.
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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