MSM Documentary – Ready For Festival Submissions!

2015.08.28

MSM_Rough_Cut_Screenshot_Aug_28

The screen shot of the the timeline for mine and Ian Thomas Ash’s MSM documentary doesn’t really give you any idea of how much blood, sweat and tears (and a fried graphics card) have gone into getting the rough cut ready for festival submission deadlines.
(Hint: A LOT, so SO many hours of work!)
But….there it is, in all it’s well organized glory!
It’s still a rough cut – There’s a host of fine cuts still to do (pauses here and there etc), The audio needs some work and the colour grade too, but it’s ready to be unleashed at least to festival programmers.
Music is sounding GREAT! Amazing title track by some friends of mine (bit of a scoop –  all will be revealed!) and an original score by Fleck E.S.C. that lifts the whole film.
Some great news last week too as we finally got permission to use some manga images that appear in the film.
Trailer is coming very soon, excited to show it to you all…and when time allows a longer post on producing/shooting/editing my first feature doc.
Watch this space…..
and
www.msmdocumentary.com

A pair of Hand Poked tattoos by Gary Burns @Tattoo Workshop in Brighton

2015.06.14

A pair of Hand Poked tattoos by Gary Burns @Tattoo Workshop in Brighton ©Uchujin-AdrianStorey
A few weeks ago when I was back in the UK I finally managed to get down to see my dear old friend and amazing tattoo artist Mr Gary Burns in Brighton.
Now, of course I wanted to see the dear fellow but I also wanted to get me some of his now famous (he’s in a book and everything) handpoked tattoos.
Gary is currently working at Tattoo Workshop in Brighton along with some other fantastic artists. Well worth a visit if you are there, great atmosphere, great music, lovely people and a truly awesome logo!

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Announcing “M.S.M. Documentary”

2015.04.30

www.msmdocumentary.com

Now that the year long production of the film I have been working on with Ian Thomas Ash is almost over I can finally (kind of) start talking about it.
“M.S.M. – Men Who Have Sex With Men” is moving to the post production phase!
We have a website – all be it very minimal at this stage but trailers and more info coming soon.
Also there is a facebook page and a Twitter account you can like and follow for more information, updates and photos.
Really excited to start editing!
We’ve scored a GREAT song for the main theme and will be working with Tokyo based French producer Fleck ESC on the score.
Stay tuned for more updates soon!
www.msmdocumentary.com

“DIVISIONS” An Uchujin & Sean Bonner collaboration

2015.04.26

Presenting “DIVISIONS” an Uchujin & Sean Bonner collaboration.

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Uchujin – Video Production Kit

2015.04.04

Uchujin/Adrian Storey - kit overview

Someone asked me the other day WTF all the stuff I was carrying was, so I thought I’d do a quick post to show what I take when I leave the house to a shoot.

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“Strangers” Fashion shoot, website and exhibition

2015.04.03

Strangers - homepage screenshot

I recently did a fashion shoot for a new Tokyo based fashion label called “Strangers“, whose website I also built.
Really like the clothes and pleased with how the photos turned out, so here are a couple:-

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Ian Thomas Ash and “A2-B-C” – Censorship? Self-censorship?

2015.03.14

Ian Thomas Ash - Censorship? Self-censorship? ©Uchujin-AdrianStorey_2015_03_07

A few days ago my friend and colleague Ian Thomas Ash asked me to shoot the above photo for him. He needed an image for the press to illustrate something that was about to happen with his award winning documentary “A2-B-C” about children in Fukushima with thyroid cysts.
You can read his blog post about the cancellation of his distribution deal for the film in Japan – HERE.

Interview on CFYE.com

2015.02.17

CYFE.com Adrian Storey/Uchujin interview

The lovely people over at CFYE.com (Crack For Your Eyes – GREAT name!) have published an interview with me and some of my work.
It is one of my more forthcoming interviews and I think you might enjoy it :) Go have a look – HERE
Super proud to be featured by them alongside some truly excellent work.

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Kyubei Sushi Photos in Jyllands Posten

2015.01.27

Uchujin/Adrian Storey photos - Kyubei Sushi for Jyllands Posten  - page 1 Uchujin/Adrian Storey photos - Kyubei Sushi for Jyllands Posten  - page 2

At the end of last year I worked with the Danish journalist Thomas Davidsen on a piece for the Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten about Kyubei sushi and it’s proprietor Yosuke Imada in Ginza.
It ended up being 3 pages in the newspaper which I finally got a print copy of this week reminding me to post it here.
Been a while since I’ve seen my photos in print as most of my work is now video and for the web.
A refreshing change.
Thomas was a real pleasure to work with, his professionalism and friendliness making it a really fun job, so thanks to him and Jyllands Posten for publishing it.

“Twende Berlin” Documentary – Watch in Full

2015.01.15

Almost 5 years ago I was the Director of photography on the documentary “Twende Berlin” about public space and gentrification filmed in Berlin and Nairobi (some blog posts from the time HERE ).
Directed by Vincenzo Cavallo and produced by the team from Cultural Video Foundation.
The full documentary is now available to watch online.
Super proud of my work on it as it was my first ever DP assignment. The finished piece is well worth your time, hats off to all involved.
It was an amazing time for me and I miss dearly all the people involved (you know who you are!) massive Upendo love to you all!