| Anime Shorts:
Director: Yasuhiro Yoshiura
Japan | 2005 | DV | 23 Min. | OmeU
A future where the continuity of history has broken off, a world of
enormous ruins that continues endlessly... Oceans and continents have
vanished, existing only within the archives excavated from the ruins. Ura
works in the Archive Excavation Department, which excavates, restores and
analyzes the past world. One day, he restores a mysterious visual record...
This is the latest solo work from Yasuhiro Yoshiura, up-and-coming creator
who first came to the world's attention with his previous piece, AQUATIC LANGUAGE. (official synopsis)
Beyond the Train Tracks
Director: Tayuta Mikage
Japan | 2005 | DV | 11 Min. | OmeU
The boy encounters a trace of his lost father on tracks where time comes
and goes, at a station where time stops. With the help of a mysterious
projectionist, the boy and station master search for the truth of the
father's image. (official synopsis)
Pr. Dan Petroy's Blues
Director: Hidekaza Ohara
Japan | 2002 | DV | 10 Min. | OmeU
It is a strange and not altogether coherent academic lesson about UFOs.
It features hand puppets, aliens and a man who hates mediocre middle-aged women. (official synopsis)
Director: Yasushi Muraki
Japan | 2001 | DV | 8 Min. | OmeU
In the dark forest, a battle is raging between viciously piloted armored tanks, and manned robotic
machines whose pilots won't go down without a fight. For a handful of men, surviving the night, the
gunfire and the explosions is the only thing that matters.
The enemies are tough and the price of failure is death. With no backup and nowhere to run,
will anyone make it out alive? (official synopsis)
End of the World
Director: Osamu Kobayashi
Japan | 2002 | DV | 11 Min. | OmeU
END OF THE WORLDis a short story about Yuko, who befriends Kazumi at a rock concert,
and then runs off to some other dimension to save Earth from some aliens controlling our reality. (official synopsis)
Director: Kazuto Nakazawa
Japan | 2001 | DV | 10 Min. | OmeU
Legend tells of a lone swordsman who lives in the Demon's Castle, the ruins near the Black Forest.
This mysterious stranger only accepts rare books for his services, books from the ancient past.
COMEDY tells the story of a young girl who desperately wishes for her family and village to be saved
from the coming English soldiers' wrath, and is willing to trade a precious book in exchange for the deed.
With only her legs beneath her, she runs towards the Black Forest, hoping to get there in time... (official synopsis).