Lexus short films to be released on october 27
"OPERATION BARN OWL" AND "MARKET HOURS" WILL PREMIERE ON-LINE ON OCTOBER 27, 2014 AT 6.00PM CET ON WWW.LEXUSSHORTFILMS.COM
Lexus and The Weinstein Company once again came together in 2014 in the spirit of innovation to produce two new short films for their second annual "Life is Amazing" Lexus Short Films series:
- Directed by Satsuki Okawa and co-written by Ken Ochiai, "Operation Barn Owl" weaves together the excitement and passion of an American-style wedding proposal and a feeling of Japanese sensitivity. The film tells the story of Ellen and her group of friends banding together to help her best friend Jonah create a picturesque proposal for his girlfriend. Ellen, however, must overcome her feelings for Jonah and any past promises they made to each other for the proposal to go as planned.
- "Market Hours" director Jon Goldman drew inspiration from the iconic Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles. The vibrant space is the workplace of Randall, a quiet security guard who spends his days imagining the hidden lives of the shop workers in the market. Goldman chose to capture both Randall's vivid imagination and the visual appeal of the market using a state-of-the-art slow motion Phantom Flex camera.
Following star-studded premieres in New York and Los Angeles this summer and numerous presentations in film festivals worldwide, the films "Operation Barn Owl" and "Market Hours" will be released for the general public on October 27, 2014 at 6.00 pm CET on www.lexusshortfilms.com.
Satsuki Okawa, Ken Ochiai and Jon Goldman were mentored through the creative process of interpreting "Life is Amazing" by critically-acclaimed members of the film community including actress Katie Holmes (The Giver, Wonder Boys) and directors Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, upcoming Tulip Fever), Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn, upcoming Woman in Gold), Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn's Finest, Training Day, upcoming Southpaw), and Phillip Noyce (The Giver, The Quiet American).
In conjunction with product innovations, Lexus aims to elevate artistry and bring fundamental enjoyment through the creation of luxurious spaces, moments and feelings. One such step is supporting young creators with fresh ideas through the "Life is Amazing" Lexus Short Film Series with The Weinstein Company.