Director Kosai Sekine’s sophisticated and witty sensibility is evident throughout all his work. His outsized creativity and storytelling stands poised at the crest of a new wave of branded and interactive content in Japan’s creative community. Sekine made his debut in 2005 with the much-talked-about “Right Place”, a darkly humorous yet compassionate slice of life short film about a man with OCD. The following year he won the Young Director Grand Prix award at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for his work on “Daughter”, a TV spot for the Raindance Film Festival. In 2010, he directed the “Nike Music Shoe” campaign, in collaboration with breakbeat unit “HIFANA”, creative technologists “Rhizomatiks” and W+K Tokyo. This groundbreaking campaign redefined the power of branded content, and took the Silver Award in the Film Craft category at the Cannes Lions. It was the second year in a row that Sekine received a Silver at the Lions, cementing his status as a director of international repute. He is known for marrying an unbiased, borderless worldview with verité-style images and grounded perceptions of Tokyo and Japan. His innovative direction and creative use of symbols in portraying a neo-futuristic Tokyo for the music video “Maledict Car”, a collaboration with Jemapur and W+K Tokyo Lab, were a hit on the global creative scene. Sekine resides in Tokyo and is currently involved in a wide range of projects including TV spots, webfilms, music videos, and short films. His clients include top brands Nike, Uniqlo, NEC, and Shiseido. With his signature inventive visual expression, Sekine continues to be a pioneer among Japanese directors. (words by Bruce Ikeda)
His management company in Tokyo is GLASSLOFT. Also Kosai belongs to JKD Collective as a visual artist. For international projects he is represented by productions as below.
Stink: London, Paris, Berlin, Shanghai Stink Digital: New York
PTT Films: Istanbul
Ursula: Buenos Aires
On January 6th, 2016, The New York Public Library made over 187K digital items in the public domain available for high resolution download. This is one of a number of demonstration projects …
“On January 6th, 2016, The New York Public Library made over 187K digital items in the public domain available for high resolution download. This is one of many experiments by the NYPL Labs to help patrons understand and explore what was contained in that release.”
The sexy glitches girl sit and wondering her future, certainly full of promises. As she looks the horizon, she thinks “maybe I was wrong….? Maybe I took the wrong decision..? Maybe my pride spoke for me…”
Then she decides her heart will always decide of her future. Now.