Ciné Asie | AKIRA
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The Akira Project is a crowd-sourced, non-profit project meant to create a live action fan trailer of AKIRA, the renowned manga-turned-anime film from the late 1980′s; a stunning example of both mediums as art forms. While Hollywood has been working on a live-action Akira movie for a few years now, we, as fans, wanted to take a shot at making our own adaptation. A chance to stick as close to the source material as possible. A chance to do Akira Justice.

Director: Nguyen-Anh Nguyen

Year: 2014

Genre: Fiction

Length: Short

Runtime: 5min14secs


Country: Canada (Montréal)

Language: English

Production and Sales Company: Cineground

Cast & Credits:

Cast: Kaneda Shotaro: Osric Chau, Tetsuo Shima: Xavier Yuvens, Yamagata: Simon Li, Kei: Judy Wong

Producer/Director: Nguyen-Anh Nguyen

Director of Photography: Jan Belina-Brzozowski

Visual Effects Supervisor: Santiago Menghini

Production Designer: Laura Nhem

Production Manager: Aurélie Bernos

First Assistant Director: Andreas Mendritzki

Line Producer: Aonan Yang

Editor: Arnaud Faure

Sound Design: EchoLab.TV

Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Nguyen-Anh arrived in Quebec at the age of six. A founding member of CineGround Media and GreenGround Productions he has produced and directed a number of award-winning short films. After discovering ‘Akira’ at the age of 12, he has been a die-hard fan ever since and it is what motivated him to pursue a career in film production.

2014 Fantasia Film Festival


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