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Visionary Director Show Yanagisawa Joins Blink Productions

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Award-winning director of the brilliant Gravity Cat spot joins for UK and European representation

Visionary Director Show Yanagisawa Joins Blink Productions

Blink Productions has announced the signing of director Show Yanagisawa for UK & European representation (excluding France).

Show began his creative career as an oil painter and live graffiti artist in Tokyo, graduating from the prestigious Tama Art University and studying beneath contemporary artist Takashi Murakami. These roots in fine art and abstraction, alongside his laser focused attention to film craft and emotionally nuanced storytelling, have helped define his signature style.

Blink Productions EP Ben Sharpe said: “Show is a natural and gifted filmmaker. He puts human emotion at the forefront of his work - crafting his films to suit the advertising idea, and using his technical prowess to serve the story. We’re all thrilled to have Show join the Blink Productions roster, and on a personal note, I’m excited and honoured to be part of this next chapter in his career.”

Yanagisawa first found international recognition in 2015 with “High School Girl” for Japanese cosmetic company Shiseido. The ad proclaimed that “Anyone can be cute” and asked the audience to question their perception of gender. It garnered millions of views, as well as numerous awards including Gold Cannes Lions in Film & Film Craft, D&AD Pencils, Clios,One Show Pencils, and others.

Then, in 2016 Show literally turned the world upside-down with “Gravity Cat” for Playstation’s Gravity Rush 2 video game. The four-minute film follows two sisters as they struggle to protect their gravity-defying kitten. Adweek called it “The Year’s Best Ad You Haven’t Seen.” The film, with its striking in-camera effects, impressed the international festival judges,netting an impressive 7 Cannes Lions, Gold at the One Show, Gold at the Clios for Direction, a Silver D&AD Pencil, and many others.

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Blink / Blinkink, Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:09:41 GMT