Various projects in which I served as the creative producer from conception to the final product.
Exploring the Mysteries of Shingon Buddhism on Japan’s Koyasan
Koyasan is one of the most holiest places in Japan where Buddhist monks train in the mountains just outside of Osaka. In this short documentary, I tell the town’s history and why you should visit. *This video was made in cooperation with the Wakayama Prefectural Government.
Voices from the Black Lives Matter Tokyo Protest
On June 14, 2020 over 3,000 people marched through the streets of Tokyo in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. I went to the scene to speak with participants about the event and the climate surrounding racial discrimination in Japan.
*NSFW Into the Mind of Shintaro Kago, One of Japan’s Most Infamous Erotic Manga Artists
Shintaro Kago is known internationally for his art depicting scat play, anti social black humor, and gore. He took a break from drawing eyeball pasta to tell me about his influences and the true meaning of art.
The Strange Story of Tokyo Narita Airport’s Haunted Hotel
Mummified bodies, bizarre cults, and reincarnation. The real-life story of this haunted Japanese hotel, where I stayed overnight, is truly stranger than fiction.
Sitting Down with Sierra Todd, the Founder of Black Lives Matter Tokyo
Sierra Todd was only eighteen years old when she founded the Black Lives Matter Tokyo chapter and lead over 3,000 people to march in Japan’s capital. In this interview, I spoke with her about how the organization seemingly exploded overnight.