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Published on May 9, 2014
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The Akira Project is a crowd-sourced, non-profit project meant to create a live action fan trailer of AKIRA, the renowned manga-turned-anime film from the late 1980′s; a stunning example of both mediums as art forms. While Hollywood has been working on a live-action Akira movie for a few years now, we, as fans, wanted to take a shot at making our own adaptation. A chance to stick as close to the source material as possible. A chance to do Akira Justice.
We launched an Indiegogo campaign in July 2012 as part of a crowd sourcing effort to make this project come to life. Many people contributed not just financially but offered their time and talent to help the production that was shot in Montreal, Quebec from November 2-5th 2012. What started out as a simple idea between two guys having a beer (Hey! It'd be cool to see Kaneda ride his bike around Neo-Tokyo!), became a global endeavour, filled with adventures and hurdles, involving more than 40 artists in 12 different countries.
After a year and a half in post-production, we are proud to present the project to Akira fans the world over. We hope to have done justice to the timeless work of Katsuhiro Otomo and look forward to, someday, seeing the full scope of the Akira story translated to the big screen as a live-action.
For more information: www.akira-project.com Facebook: fb.com/projectakira Twitter: twitter.com/Project_Akira Production company: www.cineground.com Contact us at: email@example.com
Shot on RED Epic-X with Kowa Prominar Anamorphics, Cooke MiniS4, Leica Summicron-C.
Partners: CineGround, GreenGround, EZ Designs, Location Snap Shots, Studio Nora, Badpen Studios
Producer/Director: Nguyen-Anh Nguyen Director of Photography: Jan Belina-Brzozowski Visual Effects Supervisor:Santiago Menghini Production Designer: Laura Nhem Kaneda Shotaro: Osric Chau Tetsuo Shima: Xavier Yuvens Yamagata: Simon Li Kei: Judy Wong Production Manager: Aurélie Bernos First Assistant Director: Andreas Mendritzki Line Producer: Aonan Yang Editor: Arnaud Faure Sound Design: EchoLab.TV Sound Designers: Gavin Little, Joe McHugh: Post Production Supervisor: Simon Allard Executive Producer: Osric Chau Producers: Santiago Menghini, E. Nova Zatzman The Colonel: George Manley Lt. Yamada: Simu Liu Special Forces: Steve Kasan, Phi Huynh, Minh Thuy Nguyen, Jean Mai, Giancarlo Talarico Number 26/Akira: Anh Tuan Truong Clown Gang Biker: Luong Chun Wai Biker: Ranga Rajachandra