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Okami

It's a story about a lonely and scared boy locked in his small room. Being inspired by Okami (wolf), he goes on a journey to explore the world outside to find the strength in himself to overcome his fear. It's an experimental animation with Projection Mapping and 2D animation techniques. All the outdoor scenes were filmed in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Director Biography - Motomichi Nakamura

Born and raised in Japan and attended Parsons School of Design in NYC where he studied Illustration. Specialized in Experimental Animation and Projection Mapping. His films have been screened at Sundance Film Festival, Onedotzero Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival among others. His projection installation work has been exhibited globally in numerous museums including the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, Winzavod - Moscow Contemporary Art Center, MARCO in Monterrey, Mexico, Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris among others.

OkamiMotomichi Nakamura

Project Type:Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short Genres:2D Animation, Projection Mapping, Projection Art, Character Design, Short Films, Animated Shorts, Animated Music Video Runtime:4 minutes 32 seconds Production Budget:8,000 USD Country of Origin:United States Country of Filming:Ecuador, Japan, United States Shooting Format:Digital Aspect Ratio:21:9 Film Color:Color First-time Filmmaker:No Student Project:No

Screenings / AwardsLeeds International Film FestivalLeeds United Kingdom November 16, 2019 Winner of Music Video category Pictoplasma Festival 2019Berlin Germany May 11, 2019 World Premier Official Selection Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF)Seoul Korea, Republic of July 17, 2019 Asia Premiere Official Selection and Honorable official selection CutOut FestQueretaro Mexico November 17, 2019 South America Official Selection San Francisco Independent Short Film FestivalSan Francisco United States September 15, 2019 US premiere Official Selection London International Animation FestivalLondon United Kingdom December 1, 2019 Official Selection Santa Fe Film FestovalSanta Fe United States February 12, 2020 Official Selection