Shokunin (Sho-koo-neen) is a Japanese word used to describe an individual that aspires to become a master in their particular craft or art form. Ryan Neil falls firmly into this description, as he has been practicing the art of Bonsai for nearly two decades. In this short film, we get a glimpse at the broader thinking behind a professional American Bonsai practitioner, as well as some of the inherent challenges and aspirations that come along with the pursuit for bonsai mastery in America.
Join the movement.
A Film By: Ryan J. Bush (ryanjbush.com/ )
Commissioned By: Bonsai Mirai ( bonsaimirai.com/ )
Creative Direction: The DeSpains ( thedespains.com )
Opening Title Animation: Caleb Cappock ( uphilldownhill.com/ )
Music By: C418 - Tracks used: “Taswell” and “Intro” - ( c418.bandcamp.com/ )
Filmed in Oregon