MORISHIGE Hikaru was born in Tokyo in 1998, and graduated from the Department of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Musashino Art University. He is a game designer, filmmaker, and new media artist, and received an Animation Division New Face Award at the 24th Japan Media Arts Festival for “The Man on the Shore.”
OZASA Daisuke was born in Aichi Prefecture in 1999, and graduated from the Department of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Musashino Art University in 2021. He is a video creator and conceptual artist. He served as concept designer and art director on “The Man on the Shore.” His other works include “TOTTO” and “NUNU.” His favorite bug is the dobsonfly.
A man researches an unidentified creature called “Ōnyūdō” which washes up unnoticed on an island in northern Japan. This piece of 3DCG animation is depicted through interview audio and documentary video detailing the man’s activities on the island.
The film was created in three weeks using a game engine and repeating an ultra-short iteration cycle. It was an attempt to create a film using a non-traditional animation approach.