Friday, October 10, 2014

Plane tired

Arriving merely hours after the typhoon blew over Tokyo at the beginning of the week, I have been home just about long enough to do my laundry but not quite long enough to catch up on sleep or accomplish many of the myriad of things on my ever-growing to-do list.

It is now Friday night just before 10PM, and somehow I find myself at the airport in Tokyo writing another blog...

I will arrive in Singapore at 5AM tomorrow morning, to attend the weekend conference “Exposure and Effect: Measuring safety, environment and life in Asia” (conference info HERE) where my documentary 'A2-B-C' (WEBSITE) will be screened (screening info HERE). I also have the honour of participating in Taidan: Orbiting in the field: Ecology and filmmaking in Tohoku Japan with biologist Dr. Tomothy A. Mousseau (ABSTRACT).

Then on Sunday at 11PM, I will fly from Singapore to Taiwan via Japan, arriving in Tokyo at 6AM Monday morning to catch a 10AM flight to Taipei (and as luck would have it, another typhoon is on the way and is expected to hit Tokyo on, you guessed it, Monday).  The Asian Premier of my documentary '-1287' (WEBSITE) will be taking place in the Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival (film page in Chinese and English) next week (October 9-19).

Ahead of the screenings in Taiwan, an in-depth interview about my work written by New Bloom's Brian Hioe was published (LINK) last weekend.

And speaking of articles, Cinema Today, Japan's leading website for movie news, just this morning published an article about last week's World Premier of '-1287' in Raindance (LINK日本語).

The trailer for '-1287' (VIDEO) was something I edited well before the film was ever finished, and while I love it and do believe it accurately reflects the story of the finished film, I wanted to put together a new trailer using scenes from the final edit.  And so, here it is:

Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement without which none of this would be possible.

Much Peace and Gratitude,

Tokyo, Japan


Anonymous said...

I went to see the screening of A2-B-C in Singapore yesterday. It was moving, but frustrating at the same time. Wish you and the characters in your documentaries happiness and success.

Ian Thomas Ash said...

Thank you so much for your attending the screening and for your support! Peace, Ian