From the hectic chaos of Tokyo’s downtown intersections to the quiet and calming shores of Lake Hakone, filmmaker Brandon Li gives us a unique look into Japan’s largest city. With over 13 million residents, Tokyo is filled with characters, nightlife, and even peaceful nature. Li captures the raw emotion that a trip through Japan’s capital city must invoke.
Filmed entirely on a Sony A7s, the short film alternatives smoothly between slow, methodical scenes and heart thumping fast paced footage of Tokyo at night. The seamless transitions feels natural when accompanied by the soothing, yet dramatic narration of A.D. Hope’s poem “Tiger”.
The film is a beautiful look into the one of a kind city of Tokyo, and will bring back exciting memories for travelers who have been lucky enough to experience the metropolis. But for the rest of us, this film makes sure that Tokyo lives on our ever growing bucket list.