In 2071, where technology has brought mankind to the brink of colonization on a planet named Gaia, one astronaut takes on an isolated mission and discovers unearthly horrors that could bring an end to human life on this planet.
CAA—Dan Rabinow, Jon Cassir, Tiffany Ward
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A man is detained and sent to the lunar penitentiaries on a life sentence for petty crime. To reunite with his family, he must become the first convict to escape the corrupt system and return to Earth.
Written & Directed by: Tyson Johnston
Cinematography: Will Mayer
Composer: Zach Lemmon
Sound Design: Brandon Jones
VFX: Precog Studios / Rolf Mohr, Dean Fowler
This project started many years ago when both Dean and I lived on Tybee Island. I came to Dean with the idea to do a tribute “trailer” to Akira. As a long time fan of the original film he of course loved the idea! As we brainstormed the story that we wanted to explore from the film we settled on focusing primarily on the bike. The Akira bike is one of those iconic symbols that still remains relevant today similar to the Millennium Falcon or Marty McFly’s beat up DeLorean.
Since that first day when Dean and I began this journey we have both moved a number of times. But we always kept the project alive with a lot of late nights (mostly from Dean), re-edits and re-renders, and a lot of discussions about how to improve it. And so, after countless hours of modeling and rendering we are ready to share with you this short tribute to the masterpiece that Katsuhiro Otomo created and shared with us so many years ago. We hope you enjoy!