ONE Asia Creative Awards

ONE Asia Creative Awards celebrates the best creative work of the year from the Asia Pacific region. Formerly known as the One Show Greater China Awards, which was founded in 2014 by The One Club for Creativity, the awards were established because of the tremendous growth and evolution of creativity in the Asia Pacific market. It presents an unparalleled level of prestige and honor for creatives, designers and innovators in the region. The awards are a fusion of culture where East meets West that brings the creativity of the region to the global stage.

2023 ONE Asia - Moving Image Craft & Production

A Train of Memories

Agency SIX inc. / Tokyo + good design company / Tokyo + Hakuhodo Inc. / Tokyo + Hakuhodo Kettle / Tokyo

Client Sotetsu Holdings

Category

Production Design

Annual ID

OA23_MI003S

Description

SOTETSU is a Japanese railway company operating entirely within Kanagawa Prefecture, which neighbors Tokyo, since 1917. It has been contributing to the wellbeing of local communities for over 100 years through railway operations and regional development efforts. In March 2023, SOTETSU established a direct through service to central Tokyo by connecting with the Tokyu Line, which had been a long-awaited dream since its establishment. Our mission was to promote the newly-opened link to families and potential families.

Our film follows the track of the father-daughter relationship evolving over twelve years as they commute to work and school on the same train on the Sotetsu Line. The entire story is set on a train and was filmed in one shot. As the daughter grows, she explores new social values, ventures beyond her family circle, and becomes distant from her father. The ever-changing father-daughter relationship throughout the years is styled as a seamless time-lapse sequence of 50 lookalike actors with train's winding movements to express the swaying emotions of the two. It reflects how life goes by in a succession of ordinary moments like an uncut one-shot film.

To portray the ever-changing relationship with a human touch and unique visual style, we focused on human-operated filming and tackled two ambitious challenges. The first is to film a time-lapse sequence of 50 actors in one shot instead of filming the same pair numerous times. We struggled to find 24 lookalikes for each lead actor from over 1000 actor agencies. The 25 pairs underwent extensive practice to perform the choreographed sequence. The second was to use a hand-powered train. We prepared 25 train car props and manually moved them to recreate a train’s winding movements and express the swaying emotions that the father and daughter experienced throughout the years. Outside the makeshift train, the lighting crew ran with light shades to recreate the play of light within the train.

2023 Awards

Total Points: 14

Silver Award

Credits

Agency

Six Inc. / Tokyo
good design company / Tokyo
HAKUHODO / Tokyo
Hakuhodo Kettle / Tokyo

Production Company

Spoon. / Tokyo

Music / Sound Production Company

PIANO Inc. / Tokyo

Post Production Company

slanted / Tokyo

Art Director

Kei Kawabe

Creative Director

Yuta Okuyama

Director

Show Yanagisawa

Director of Photography

Ryoken Okamura

Executive Creative Director

Manabu Mizuno

Lighting Designer

Shin Takakura

Music Producer

Keisuke Tominaga

Stylist

Takeru Sakai

Agency Business Producer

Tomohiro Nagashima
Yuko Yuko
Saya Yamada

assistant director

Masahide Kimura
Hidenori Tsumoto

CASTING

Junko Suzuki
Keita Takasawa
Keita Nagahara
Reika Ueda
Kanon Katsura
Hiroto Horinaga

CG Director

Futoshi Yamauchi

CG Producer

Shinji Santoh

choreographer

Chiharu Shimura

colorist

Toshiki Kamei

Creative Planner

Yusuke Amagai
Yuki Yokoi

Creative Producer

Yukiko Mizuno
Kimiko Inoue

DIT

Kei Kimura

Hair and Makeup

Eito Furukubo

Hair Artist (beard)

Takaharu Arai

Lead Actor

Joe Odagiri
Ten Yamasaki

Lead CG Artist

Kazuki Otsuka

Mixer

Masayuki Sato

Music Artist

Punpee /

Offline Editor

Takashi Tanaka

Online Editor

Kenichi Sasaki

PR Planner

Sakura Okamoto

Production Designer

Yukiko Kuribayashi

Production Manager

Ryo Kamiya
Shintaro Yamashita
Koichi Hirao

Recording Mix Engineer

Shojiro Watanabe

Sound Effects

Yoshio Nakamura

Steadicam Operator

Takuma Iwata

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