Posts Tagged ‘Japan’





This was my entry for the TMUnderground ‘Without Words’ short movie contest. The theme was to produce a movie without use of spoken language. The movie I submitted is based on an old Japanese folklore that suggested in ages past and when times were hard, the old people in a village would volunteer to sacrifice their lives for the sake of the young. Usually, the oldest son would carry or escort their mother or father high into the winter mountains and leave them there to die.

Very happy to say this received first place in the TMU Without Words Contest.

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In the present climate of avian and pig flu, SARS and other contagious diseases, what happens when someone coughs on a crowded train? Especially in hygiene conscious Japan, where the toilet seats have automatic plastic covers and even the escalator rails are anti bacterial. Wash your hands and put on your masks. It won’t do you any good this time, but enjoy the ride!

Invited entrant to the short film section of the first Cinemanila Machinima Festival

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This is not strictly a Tokyo Tales movie though it is meant to be set in Japan. It is my first attempt at using the Movie Storm software to make a film. It is a short disaster movie with a public health warning at the end. Some of the characters in this will be appearing in my upcoming movie ‘The Recluse’.

This was one of the (10!?) winners in the Movie Storm 30 second film competition.

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The fourth and final part of ‘The Lecher’ series. In this episode there are more shocks and surprises for Kenjiro Sato. Not only is he blackmailed by the sweet young thing he is dating, but he has a heartwarming reunion with ‘the stalker’. Can things possibly get any worse!?

Winner of the Bigstar TV short animation contest – January 2009.

A Hi-res version of this movie can be found by clicking on the video tab at the top of this post.

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Third part of the ‘Lecher’ series. In this episode, Kenjiro Sato’s luck finally seems to be changing. He gets a call from someone who claims to have found his stolen wallet and the pickpockets and stalkers that have plagued his life seem to be a thing of the past as he finds himself having a night on the town with a beautiful young woman. Is all this too good to be true? Watch the movie and find out.

The fourth and last part of this story – ‘The Payback’ will be published soon.

A high res version of this video can be found by clicking on the ‘videos’ tab at the top of this page.

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The sequel to ‘The Lecher’. Kenjiro Sato’s bad day seems to be getting worse. Having been beaten up by a little old lady, had his wallet stolen and spent a fruitless morning at the police station, he now finds himself being followed by the stalker from hell.

The third and final part of this story, ‘The Honeytrap’, will hopefully be published sometime in early July.

A high resolution version of this can be downloaded by clicking on the ‘videos’ tab at the top of this site.

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