Hi, my name's Sony (yes, like the TV). I was born in Tokyo, raised in DC, studied sculpture in Providence and animation in Vancouver, and in 2003 moved to San Francisco for a job at LucasArts.
After three years of Star Wars games, I quit to make Püppy, a feature length horror-comedy about a killer schnauzer adopted by a houseful of coeds. In spite of its technical, budgetary, and discretionary shortcomings, Püppy was picked up by critically reviled director Uwe Boll and distributed in Germany as Waldile der Schlimme Killerhund. After Püppy I took my newfound editing skills to work for Oakland-based Rapt Productions. At Rapt I did the TV spots for the SF Ballet and Symphony featured here, as well as motion graphics for the award-winning documentary "Stage Left: A Story of Theater in San Francisco."
I'm obsessed with Heavy Metal, monster movies, and video games, so in 2011 I founded Brag Art to focus on projects better reflecting those passions. Since then, I've made several game trailers, pitch videos featuring songs like "Welcome to the Jungle" and "Eye of the Tiger," a PSA for the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management in which the city is attacked by Cthulhu, and a motion comic for "Gesualdo, Prince of Madness," an opera replete with sex, murder, and ghosts commissioned by Opera Parallèle. And just now, I wrote an epic run-on sentence.
Thanks for stopping by!