Two refugees from a broken land have to fight their way into civilization.
Directed by Chuck Johnson
As an immigrant to Japan myself, I created this film to be a visual representation of the struggle of immigrants and refugees told through the lens of fight choreography. Beyond that, I had 3 other objectives in creating this film:
1) I also sought to utilize a traditional Japanese weapon (The "Yari" or Japanese spear) that is rarely used in film choreography and to do so in a modern context.
2) To create a historically accurate portrayal of how the weapon was used (held above the head and often used to attack the legs to take away mobility)
3) To tell a deeply human story and to do so without a word of dialog.