Masashi Kawamura’s first directorial effort, the stop-motion action period drama “Hidari” using carved wooden dolls, is now underway.
This project brings together the technical teams of DWARF, an animation studio that has produced “Komaneko” and “Rilakkuma and Kaoru”, and Tecarat, a video studio that has produced “Gon” and “Pukkulapottas and Hours in the Forest”, both of which have won acclaim at film festivals in Japan and abroad. The technical team of Tecarat, a top studio that produces works highly acclaimed at film festivals in Japan and abroad and supports the stop-motion industry in Japan and around the world, has gathered.
The film is a unique Japanese period drama that uses stop-motion and wood-carved puppets to portray the main character “Jingoro Hidari,” a sculptor who is said to have worked on the Sleeping Cat of Nikko Toshogu Shrine, and is intended to be both an art film and an action film.
The “Hidari” project is now accepting supporters at “MotionGallery”, and we would appreciate your support if you would be willing to help us.