Domaine de Canton sent me on an all expenses paid trip to French St. Martin in the Caribbean to shoot their competition. Amazing hotel. Amazing drinks. Loved every minute of it, even though one of my cameras and lenses were stolen en-route. One thing I learned during this job: I can keep up with bartenders, drink for drink. Another thing I learned during this trip: never try to keep up with bartenders, drink for drink.
Another Showdown in Chinatown submission, which won the championship round for 2010. This features the multi-talented Aly Ishikuni, one of my closest friends. Believe it or not, this is the first time she’s ever acted in anything.
The prompt for the film competition was to create a fictional homage to someone who creatively inspires you.
Alex Ikeda is currently screening at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, which is a place Asians go to watch movies made by other Asians.
I wrote, DP’d, and co-edited this spot. The CG is by Bluewater Multimedia. We work in the same office, where we surround ourselves with a lot of unruly animals, carcinogenic snack foods, and single malt scotch. Come visit us sometime.