Chance Maker’s film crew participated in the branding project of Tenri, Nara Prefecture, Japan. During the first year of the project we filmed the daily lives of the residents of Tenri in an effort to attract more people to move to the city. For the second year of the project, we collected footage of the workers of Tenri into short documentaries in order to promote migrant workers coming to the city.
Beginning as a rare wood seller in the Osaka Shipyard in 1913, Asahi Woodtech has worked in adaptation to the environment to change the way Japanese people think about home flooring. Chance Maker’s film crew went to capture the incredible manufacturing process that takes lumber selected and sourced in North America to a finished product in Japan. These two short films aim to convey the inner workings of a [...]
Chance Maker joined Nara Food Caravan, the team of Masaya Funakoshi who was the director of food for the Culture City of East Asia 2016 Nara to produce this film. Nara Food Caravan is a research team that produces a variety of content through their research surrounding the culture and history of food. This collection of short films became the feature length documentary An Empty Vessel which was completed in [...]
IBM BlueHub is an incubation program offered by IBM and several partner companies. Chance Maker created a film capturing the program’s second session. These six short films feature startups and the people who support them in their efforts to drive innovation in farm tech, visa application, mental health, VR, and the automotive industry.
This film was produced in coordination with the release of the XSR900 motorcycle in Japan — the first step in delivering Yamaha’s vision of “NEO RETRO” style. This motorcycle represents a return to form for Yamaha, inheriting many of the traditions that made their first motorcycles so special, while also breaking new ground using cutting-edge technology.
TOUR DE SANDWICH is a project about traveling by bicycle to gather inspiration from people, places, and ingredients, and using that to create sandwiches. The project is composed of four short films following Lucas B.B. (editor in chief of PAPERSKY) and a chef as they visit Onomichi, Hirosaki, Shizuoka, and Kagoshima.