Passage is a personal short film that I first started work on in 2010 (yep long time ago)
It was finished at the end of 2015 and then I submitted it to some festivals so had to wait before I could release it online.
On Vimeo: vimeo.com/hideyoshi/passage
Besides being an illustrator, I have also been a filmmaker for quite a while, having started with making short fight scenes with my brother all the way back in 2002. Since then I've gradually had a chance to work on some professional productions while also shooting personal stuff whenever I can.
I wrote, directed, edited, choreographed this one and also composed/performed the guitar music while playing the lead character. What can I say, I love every aspect of the filmmaking process
In a way it was a project to challenge myself and see whether I could create something with a cohesive artistic vision that permeates the whole film. I find you can only achieve that fully with shortfilms as opposed to studio helmed feature films.
This was first shown at the Asians on Film Festival 2016 and received an honorary mention for best original score.
Also screened at the London Golden Scout IFF and Action on Film Festival.
Promo photo shot by Vi-Dan Tran
Hope you enjoy, thanks for watching!