This was a video commissioned by Sony to help promote the Battle LA movie. I did this over a year ago, but had to keep it secret until well after the movie was released.
Original script by me, translated by my sister, Hope, and then finalized by Kazuto Kawamura, the amazing actor for this film.
Filmed in my living room with $30 in lights, shot on the Canon Kiss X4 (t2i). All of the background photos for the 2.5D animation were shot in the mountains of Northern Japan. The final photo was actually shot at night with about a 15 minute exposure, I think, and then modified in After Effects.
And yes, that's me speaking horrible Japanese in the background.
Music composed and arranged in GarageBand by me.