The Akira Project is a crowd-sourced effort uniting a team of international collaborators who are donating their time and talent in order to make this project come together. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the people who are involved in the adventure.
Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Nguyen-Anh arrived in Quebec at the age of six. A founding member of CineGround Media and GreenGround Productions he has produced and directed a number of award-winning short films. After discovering ‘Akira’ at the age of 12, he has been a die-hard fan ever since and it is what motivated him to pursue a career in film production.
JAN BELINA BRZOZOWSKI
Director of Photography
Jan Belina graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in 2007. He went on to complete a Master’s in Cinematography at the internationally recognized National Film School in Lodz, Poland. After 5 years of perfecting his skills, he will be able to bring to life the intricate world of Akira, a manga that he is passionate about.
Visual Effects Supervisor
Santiago has been developing his craft from a very young age. He has utilized the latest technologies in his own pursuit of artistic merit and personal innovations. These developments have translated into creative production workflows for numerous projects.
Aurélie Bernos has worked in France for 5 years in multiple aspects of the media industry. Her background as an assistant-director and production coordinator has led her to being a strong leader in order to pull off a very complicated and challenging production on the Akira Project. She is now production managing her first feature film for a promising new Quebec director.
Laura is a graduate of the Set and Costume Design at John Abbott College and has a Business Degree from HEC Montreal. She has been working in film and theatre for the past 3 years. Her skills in scenic painting, props making and set construction allows her to be our hands-on person for the Akira project.
Simon studied Film Production at Concordia University from 2008 until 2011. There, he developed an affinity for film producing and photography. He is now in charge of post-production coordination at Cineground Media.
Sean has worked with the RED One, Scarlet and Epic cameras since their very early days back in 2008. He is one of the foremost Digital Imaging Technician in Montreal and will supervise everything camera-related on set and the management of the RED data workflow.
JOSÉ MIGUEL ARAGÜÉS
José Miguel is the founder of Vórtice, an audio visual company based in Spain, specializing in industrial 3D work. A huge fan of Akira, he has modeled the extremely detailed Kaneda’s bike that we are using on this project.
Akira Project Logo/Graphics Designer
Jaime has been playing with ink and crayons for as long as he can remember. In addition to being a User Experience Architect, Jaime spends time on the side creating identities for a wide range of customers as seen on his Behance portfolio page. For identity or design work, feel free to drop him a line.
Akira Modified Kana/Graphics Designer
Based in Switzerland, Pascal has successfully worked with a wide variety of companies, from fortune 500 to startups and medium-sized enterprises to provide expert-level leadership in the alignment of design strategies. As an avid Akira fan, he created the modified Akira Kana, an iconic image revamped for the 21st century.
BRENT RADFORD (SNAPSHOTS)
Brent is a weapons expert for Snapshots and film director from Montreal. With a long experience on major american sets, he and Location Snap Shots Inc were instrumental in providing the production with the futuristic weapons that were required to create some of the key scenes in the project.
Pete is a self-taught artist and owner of Kre8fx a costume/props making company in Canada. Over the last 16 years he has worked with a variety of different mediums, sculpting in clays, foams, metals, plastics, wood, fiberglass, Glass and a variety of recycled materials. He created the custom laser gun that Kaneda used in the Akira Project.
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