Kodama

After a young Arthur stumbles into the spirit world, Hiro, his father, and captain of an elite SWAT Samurai team, rescues him from a terrifying Yokai Spirit, solidifying Arthur's unrealistic admiration for his savior. Years later, Arthur prepares to enter the spirit world again with a squadron SWAT Samurai to recover Hiro and his team from another Yokai spirit, the Kodama. After battling their way through a swarm of Tengu, the team find Hiro. Unbeknownst to them, he is actually a Fox Spirit disguised as Arthur's father. It will take Arthur's discernment of who he wants his father to be verses who is father actually is in order to beat this shape-shifting Fox Spirit.

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Credits

Director:

Brian M Tang

Executive Producer:

Steve Tang, Joseph Yao

Producer:

Penny Lin, Brendan Bennett, Norris Palmer, Brian M Tang

Screenwriter:

Brian M Tang

Cinematographer:

Brian M Tang

Editor:

Brian M Tang

Production Designer:

Abel Ryan

Sound Designer:

Christina Gonzolaz

Music:

Ahmed Arfin

Principal Cast:

Brandon Soo Hoo, Justin Chien, Chris Tashima, Alexander Lee

Additional Credits:

Production Company: Five to Sixty, 1st Assistant Director: Sherry Shi, Costume Designer: Coleen Chan, Sound Recordist: Christina Gonzalez, Reid Andersen, Stunt Coordinator: Jay Kwon, Action Designer: Jay Kwon, Joseph Le, Wire Rigger: Brandon Belieu, Armorer: Justin Tang, Camera Operator: Conner Smyers, Gaffer: Matt Burke

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Brian M Tang
Five to Sixty
briantang.t65@gmail.com
908-794-8845

Publicity Contact:

Brian M Tang
briantang.t65@gmail.com
908-794-8845

Details

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Year:

2023

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genres:

Action, Fantasy

Screening in:

Midnight Shorts Program

Screening Section:

Midnight Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Narrative Short

Language:

English

Runtime:

15 mins

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