1. A documentary shot and directed by myself and Jacob Hodgkinson in Tokyo and Osaka in 2016.

    Chicano is an exploration between the similarities and differences between Chicano culture in America
    and Japan, and how the scene is not all about gang culture, but has a deep-seated root in family values.

    The film is currently being featured on Dazed.

    Directors: Louis Ellison & Jacob Hodgkinson
    Produced by: Louis Ellison & Jacob Hodgkinson
    Editor: Buster grey-jung
    Sound Design: Buster Grey-Jung
    Colourist: Jonny Tully @Smoke&Mirrors

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  2. Masami Hayata is a Tokyo man delicately balancing his roles as ad executive, father, husband and devoted son to his ailing mother. A documentary short by Academy Award winner Megan Mylan.

    # vimeo.com/196524988 Uploaded
  3. In March 2011, when the Tsunami struck the northeast coast of Japan, i was sprawled on my couch, watching the news on TV. At the very begining most of the reports on french TV were about missing persons and the huge damages, but after two or three days Fukushima and the nuclear catastrophy became the main (not to say the only) subject of the reports. Then many journalists were asked to return to their respective countries for security reasons (and insurance !).
    At that time, i was supposed to start a new project of advertising for TV, but the project was delayed for a few weeks. So i decided to flight to Tokyo...
    I took my "old" Canon 7D and a 5D mark II with me. I had in mind to make a documentary about the human consequences of the tsunami : missing person, testimonies of survivors, .... I drove to the northeast of Tōhoku, along the pacific coast for several days, in the silence of the AFTER WAVE. Day after day, while i was filming the ravaged landscapes and cities, testimonies of survivors,... i started to work on photographic documentary project, but without any intention of sticking to the moment, and with a deliberate lack of narrative content, like visual archives.
    Finally, after 2 weeks and 700 kms driving along the Japonese east coast, i went back to France. Some months later the photo project became an exhibition ... and the huge amount of video footage shot remained in my hard drive for these last 5 years.
    We still did not have the time to start working on this documentary (in the end you never have enough time to do what's really needs to be done, because you use your skills or time for living and eating), but we humbly present to you this "shortcut" in the silence of the aftermath.

    If we got a little bit of your attention with these few minutes, you can also visit the photo exhibition on this link : oliveb31.tumblr.com

    I would like to thank Frank Meyer for accompanying me on this journey and for his devotion on the shooting.
    Many thanks to my friend Bruce Touron for having insisted for many years to do this shortcut and his incredible involvement in its post production.
    Thanks also to Morgan Jouquand for his great work on the post production of the photo project.
    Also many thanks to Mari Ohashi, Eric and Eriko for their support and help.

    Shot in 7D mark II
    And 5D mark II
    Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro
    ColorGrading&Graphics: Adobe After Effect

    NB : sorry for my english ... I did my best but It's not my native language.

    # vimeo.com/158476828 Uploaded 14.3K Plays 28 Comments
  4. self-styled god, Shinjuku, Japan

    # vimeo.com/139051536 Uploaded 120 Plays 0 Comments
  5. via dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/23003/1/watch-natalia-stuyk-s-glitchy-new-film

    I missed Tokyo neon lights so I made a video.

    Sound & animation by Natalia Stuyk.

    # vimeo.com/117593233 Uploaded



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