TOKYO X CREATIVES
For those who want a more in depth look at modern Japanese culture. Material that goes beyond the usual otaku cliches or cheap 'JAPAN YOU SO CRAZY' style reporting.
Episode 1 - UAMOU:
UAMOU by designer & artist Ayako Takagi is not just a toy design studio, but a dream grown from a love of creating into a family business, well integrated into the Taito neighborhood.
Over 5 hours of footage have been shot that need editing, sound mixing, colour correction and translation to become a roughly 20 minute documentary giving an unprecedented look into the studio and life of one of the world's leading vinyl toy designers.
Niko Lanzuisi. A recent film graduate from Tokyo Visual Arts, my student visa ran out so now I'm back in Amsterdam using the spare computer at the Largetosti studio.
This is not a film about me being in Japan, I usually do whatever I can not to be the guy in front of the camera. It's about creative people living in Tokyo and exploring what it is that compels them to make their work.
What you'll be funding is time for me to do this material justice, getting the monkeys off my back for long enough to edit this piece into the best work it can be.
You can see a bunch of my work on www.studiodonbe.com, but here are a few things that feel relevant to this project:
SUPER POTATO: http://vimeo.com/33243201
Your hosts Cheapy D & Scott Popular take you on a short tour of the legendary retro game store.
FINAL ROUND BATS: https://vimeo.com/28793803
Short series documenting the Tokyo fighting game community.
Screenplay selected for shooting at Tokyo Visual Arts.
What you're funding here is basically keeping me alive long enough to edit this material for great justice. If you really need a breakdown, here you go:
- € 500,- rent
- € 200,- protection money
- € 100,- whisky
- € 180,- cigarettes
- € 20,- ramen
- Not eating ramen every day
- If I can buy enough time, then it'll be spent on editing and translating bonus material.
The funding goal has been set to the bare minimum for me to survive, so anything extra is greatly appreciated.
This material will be freely available to view online. Getting it out there and getting it seen is what I care about most, but obviously I also like to eat.
This is an experiment to see if this is a viable model for producing this kind of content. I think the demand is there. If this succeeds (aka we get funded and I don't starve) there are 2 more TOKYO X CREATIVES episodes already in the can waiting their turn in the editing pipeline, you can see the teaser trailers here:
Thanks and Appreciation.
I know times is hard (trust me) and even if you can't afford to be a ramen supporter, every little help towards spreading the word is appreciated. Thank you for your time and I hope you will look forward to the completion of Tokyo X Creatives episode 01 - UAMOU.
TOKYO X CREATIVES
Episode 1 - UAMOU