Well, my first semester has come to close here at the Edinburgh College of Art. I am studying my MA in Film Directing for one year. It has definitely been a life changing move from Japan to Scotland. Also for my graduation project I have chosen to do a Japanese horror short film set in Edinburgh. Will keep you posted... The origin inspiration for our experimental film, BAR MAID came from the painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergère the last major work of French painter Édouard Manet. The painting is a rendering of a scene at a Paris salon of the same name in 1882. Our film is different from the painting but we tried to maintain some of the original ethos from Manet’s work. The Barmaid is a film about the transformation of a woman from a vulnerable, submissive object into a dominant, condemnatory human being. This was my first film project at film school.
Anyway, happy holidays and all the best for 2014.