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  1. #1 "An American Piano" is nearing completion (stills of the film) 
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    Hi all, I've been a bit quiet around these parts of late, being deep into post-production on "An American Piano", my latest directorial effort based on a true story of a young girl playing piano next to a POW camp in Tokyo during WWII.

    The film is now nearing completion and I'm happy to be able to post some stills from it showing off the near final colour grade.

    We shot it on Epic (Kazu Kaneto was DP on this project as I was directing) using Canon EF lenses. I am aiming high with this film and see it as my short film swansong. From here on in I plan to only direct feature films, so with any luck it will garner many awards and help propel me to the next level.

    The film is in Japanese and stars famous Japanese comedian (in a serious turn) Lou Ohshiba, Qyoko Kudo of "Wolverine", Jun Matsuo, Adam J. Yeend (who worked with me in my directorial debut in 2005, "Eve") and Leon Masuda as the young girl.

    Comments, questions and criticisms welcome as always :)

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    Some more:









    Cheers,

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    And the last ones!









    Enjoy!

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    Paul, these still look fantastic. Good luck with the project!
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    Thanks Bob :)

    The film is so beautiful and I can't wait to screen it around the world. We've already submitted it to a couple of major festivals so with any luck we'll get selected and be able to finally tell this amazing story.

    Cheers,

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    A few BTS shots :)

    1. It was really cold on set, even though it was meant to feel like summer in the movie! The perils of shooting in the middle of December :D



    2. Checking angles and fogging up the place for atmosphere!



    3. One of the film's opening shots.



    4. The wonderful cast checking out a take on the Epic's monitor.



    Photos courtesy of Yoshi Enatsu.

    Cheers,

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    Great look & seems like you got a powerful story in there! Wish you luck, always... & eager to see more ;)
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    Thanks Jeetu :)
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    looks gorgeous!
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    Beautiful! Would love to see it :)
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