Filmmaker Update: Koji Yamamura & Michael Fukushima

Congrats to Japanese animation artist Koji Yamamura and NFB Producer Michael Fukushima and their team on their recent Genie nomination for 2012 Best Animated Short for Muybridge’s Strings!  Based on the life and work of photographer Eadweard Muybridge, this wonderfully crafted film screened at Reel Asian in 2011 as part of our Best of Canadian Shorts Program. Watch the trailer here.

Dimanche/Sunday which was produced by Michael was also nominated for an Oscar in the Animated Shorts category – wow!  A great start to the Year of the Dragon!