281_Anti nuke – Documentary Trailer

*****UPDATE Feb 2014 – The full film is now available on VICE Japan*******

See the full film and read about the making of it – HERE

I’m very pleased to be able to show the trailer for my new documentary “281_Anti nuke”.
“Post Fukushima, a young father and artist assumes a mask and the name ‘281_Anti nuke’ and takes to the streets of Tokyo angering right wing users of the Internet.”

Filmed over more than a year after seeing his work everywhere in Shibuya and finally making contact with him, it was a delicate situation in which his identity was hidden from me at all times, even now I have never seen his face, I do not know his real name, where he lives or what he does for a job.
His fear of the police and the far right means that he is very careful to maintain his anonimity at all times.

Called by some the Japanese Banksy, a moniker that does not do this soft spoken man justice as his work and his motivation are uniquely his.

Big thanks to:-
The musicians who let me use their music for free, Frying Dutchman and Fleck E.S.C.
The music in the trailer is taken from the amazing track “Human Error” by Frying Dutchman.
see the 20 minute live performance here if you haven’t yet I strongly recommend it!

Roth Management & Ryan Roth for liasing with 281, smoothing the course to the finished film and being a very nice man.

Richard Smart for all of his help and advice in the final stages of the film.

A special huge thank you to Erina Suto my co-producer/co-editor and translator without whom this project would have been impossible.
Love and Hugs always.

And, of course, Thanks to 281 for participating.

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5 comments for “281_Anti nuke – Documentary Trailer

  1. May 6, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Looks awesome! Your doc topics are always so interesting

  2. July 23, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    You don’t often get a inside look into someone like this so I’m looking forward to this.
    Great stuff :-)

  3. susanne
    August 28, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    You could apply with your movie there, they are looking for movies about nukes for the next festival in 2014:


  4. E_O
    March 17, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Great to see this on VICE. Kind of odd to know that his identity was revealed in the New Yorker, though…wonder what lead to that decision.

  5. Uchujin
    March 17, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Thanks for the comment!
    Re:The New Yorker. The name given in that article is a very common name. (you can read between the lines)

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