Over a year ago I was contacted by a team from Japan called 5th Element. Three journalists who have a passion for hip hop culture and using it as a tool to communicate and deliver knowledge to the people of Japan.
Politically and socially motivated, the Team consisting of Keiko Tanaka, Miki Noda and Chieko Tamakawa connected and formed their organization. One of their events was the Remix Film Festival which was held last year. I was contacted by Keiko who had seen one of my films. She was very keen to screen it and asked if I would allow them too.
Chieko who is a very experienced journalist and writer, who’s work has appeared at TED.com, Amnesty International, WIRED.jp and Democracy Now! Japan offered to translate and create Japanese subtitles for my film. Surprisingly this week Chieko made a trip here to the UK this week, She wanted to meet me and do some research towards a new project. It so happens she caught me on my week off, I was spending it here at home working on my new film.
Sat at my side she assisted me as I produced and put together the trailer for the coming Looking For The Perfect Beat movie. We took a little break and headed into the city where i shot this piece, introducing her and her group to the UK.
I would like to thank the 5th Element team for there time and support for my work.