In 20 years, or more, I hope that people can gain an understanding of our current time through this humble recording of my experiences. I think perhaps, that is more interesting than watching the news, or maybe reading about what happened. That has always been in the back of my mind when I’m taking photos or recording videos.
In this film, I’m documenting The Suzan’s performances and experiences living abroad. I have found their music and work-ethic very unique. Especially when I consider many other young Japanese, who may feel stuck or don’t take risks, because they are too smart for their own good. For any number of reasons they look before they leap, and never leap. They continue looking, thinking, dreaming about what they could have done, and never really doing it. So I want the viewers to feel inspired, don’t think to much, just do it. Every journey worth taking began with a first step. Take a step, don’t think, act! Because if you don’t you’ll never know what could have been. Not every step is always the right one, you don’t want to be stupid, but you learn what the next steps are and you go further, you open the door to more opportunities. You learn how to deal with the consequences of your actions and it can be fun, or it can challenge you to grow. It's all part of life and living, if you're not doing anything, just thinking, you're not really living. So the film, from venue to venue, city to city, from new colleague to new friend shows how that happens. It's documenting the honest experiences, but it also takes an intimate picture of the music scene and creative people of New York at this time. More than a picture of the cultural landscape, it’s also an intimate portrait of the city.
English and Japanese with subtitles.