The Akira Project is a crowd-sourced, non-profit project meant to create a live action fan trailer of AKIRA, the renowned manga-turned-anime film from the late 1980′s; a stunning example of both mediums as art forms. While Hollywood has been working on a live-action Akira movie for a few years now, we, as fans, wanted to take a shot at making our own adaptation. A chance to stick as close to the source material as possible. A chance to do Akira Justice.
(WINNER – Sunset Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2013 / WINNER- Best Shorts Competition, La Jolla, 2013 / WINNER – IFFSRV, Jakarta, 2013)
THE DIRECTOR KINDLY REQUESTS:
1. Wear earphones
2. Turn your phone to Silent
3. Do nothing else for 9 minutes
TOKYO DREAMS – a journey behind closed eyelids
Tokyo Dreams is a short Zen-like film about sleeping commuters on the Tokyo subway.
Shooting 12 hours a day for two weeks, UK director Nicholas Barker contemplates the stillness and vulnerability of his fellow passengers and wonders whether they will wake in time for their stop…