By day Ben West toils as a VFX supervisor at Framestore in LA, but by night he writes and directs short films like FUGU & TAKO, a surprisingly poignant buddy film about turning into a pufferfish. His newest labor of love explores a different relationship: a man breaking up with himself. [Read more]
In March 2015, Framestore LA creative director Ben West released his phenomenal buddy-film sushi comedy “FUGU & TAKO” exploring the perils and unexpected perks of eating live puffer fish. The film and perfectly realized VFX were created while West was a director and VFX super at Robot in Sydney. [Read more]
It’s official, Ben West’s brilliant FUGU & TAKO short film will become a graphic novel, placing the mutated heroes in a “battle against their own ineptitude, a legion of yakuza, and a Godzilla-like monster.” You have till Friday, Jun 12 2015 10:34 AM EDT to pledge on Kickstarter and grab sweet rewards including a signed hardcopy of the graphic novel and limited edition signed original illustrations.
Ben West, currently creative director at Framestore LA, just released the full version of his phenomenal sushi comedy “FUGU & TAKO” for your viewing pleasure. The doc-style buddy film (exploring the perils and unexpected pleasures of eating live puffer fish) and the perfectly realized VFX were created [Read more]