Nexus Studios Signs Directing Duo Sojiro & Eri
From the release:
Nexus Studios is delighted to announce the signing of two of Japan’s most exciting young directors, Sojiro Kamatani and Eri Sawatari to its commercial roster.
The pair specialize in crafting surreal and visually rich parallel universes, infusing spots for brands such as PlayStation, Honda, and Facebook with bold and imaginative concepts often paired with epic visual effects, which has resulted in a diverse portfolio of extraordinary work.
Before their names became synonymous with their commercial work, Sojiro Kamatani worked in video production in Kyoto and Eri Sawatari studied film at the University of the Arts in London. They met at Qotori Film Inc. in Tokyo, joined forces and quickly established themselves as ones to watch on an international scale.
The duo is behind the mind-blowingly beautiful film for Japanese music group Wednesday Campanella, ‘Yaku No Jitsugetsubushi’, and the brilliantly bizarre spot for Dentsu Tokyo and Marukome miso soup, ‘Marukome’. Other highlights include the multi-award-winning, time-warping masterpiece for Mori Building, ‘Designing Tokyo’, and an eccentric satirical short for Japanese Cable TV program, ‘Family Theatre’.
Nexus Studios Founder and Executive Creative Director Christopher O’Reilly states, “Sojiro and Eri are two of the most inventive visual storytellers we’ve come across – blending live-action, visual effects, animation, and design, together into artful new forms. They’re blazing a beautiful trail and we’re excited to be working with them on this next stage of their visionary work”