Jonathan Crow, USA

2003, USA

I shot Tokai on a trip to Japan, where I had lived previously for 2 1/2 years. Sick of the usual depictions of that country - geishas, pachinko parlors, Mt. Fuji - I made a vow with myself to shoot nothing that caught my eye when I first arrived. Instead, I found myself documenting the stuff common to any urban experience-trains, storefronts, buildings and the like. The title Tokai means "urban" in Japanese.

Jonathan Crow
b. in Toledo, Ohio, USA
Selected Filmography:
- "Beautiful People", 2003, USA
- "Tokai", 2003, USA
- "Institutional Film No.463", 2001, USA