Berlin: Japan-Based Filmmaker Anshul Chauhan Preps Court Room Drama ‘December’

Berlin: Japan-Based mostly Filmmaker Anshul Chauhan Preps Courtroom Room Drama ‘December’

Japan-based Indian filmmaker Anshul Chauhan, whose earlier characteristic Kontora gained the Tallinn Black Nights Movie Pageant’s Grand Prix in 2019, has launched manufacturing in Tokyo on his third characteristic, titled December.

A court docket room drama, the movie stars fashionable Japanese actors Shogen and Megumi (each of whom go by only one identify) as an ex-husband and spouse who’re pulled collectively once more after their daughter’s assassin is granted a retrial. Though the duo’s lives have gone in radically totally different instructions, the dramatic trial reopens previous wounds and forces them to face uncomfortable details and troublesome questions on redemption.

December started manufacturing in Tokyo earlier this week and can later transfer to location shoots in Japan’s Kanagawa and Ibaraki prefectures. The movie is co-written by Chauhan, Rand Colter and Mina Moteki.

Japan’s Kowatanda Movies and Yaman Movies are financing the movie, with Takahiro Yamashita, Moteki and Chauhan serving as producers. Different Japanese stars holding key supporting roles on the venture embody Shingo Fujimori, Miki Maya, Ryo Matsuura, Toru Kizu and Takuzo Shimizu.

An skilled character animator, Chauhan moved to Tokyo from India in 2011 to work for the nation’s powerhouse anime trade, becoming a member of Polygon Photos to work on tasks, such because the Emmy Award-winning Tron Rebellion from Disney XD, in addition to the Transformers tv sequence. After working for a number of different main Japanese animation corporations, contributing to tasks just like the Pacman sequence by Bandai Namco and Ultimate Fantasy 15, Chauhan shifted his focus to characteristic movie directing, releasing a number of shorts and two options, Unhealthy Poetry Tokyo (2018) and Kontora (2019), the latter profitable the inaugural Obayashi Prize at Japan Cuts, North America’s largest pageant devoted to modern Japanese cinema.

Chauhan’s crew expects to wrap manufacturing on December this spring and goals to premiere the movie at a pageant subsequent fall or winter, forward of an early 2023 industrial launch.

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