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Based in TOKYO, JAPAN, offering video production solutions to a host of clients both in Japan and overseas. Working with a variety of clients from around the world to produce a wide range of creative content including: CORPORATE VIDEO, BROADCAST PROGRAMMING, DOCUMENTARIES, COMMERCIALS, NEWS & EVENT COVERAGE, SHORT FILMS as well as B-ROLL around Tokyo and other locations throughout Japan.
Original Video Projects
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TOKYO MONSTERS (2016-Present)
Creator, producer and editor of TOKYO MONSTERS, a web series exploring the greater world of Japanese film monsters and their impact on Japanese pop culture. The show explores events and monster curiosities around Japan.
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SCIFI JAPAN TV (2012-2014)
Co-producer and editor for over 40 episodes of this original documentary series, featuring interviews with the directors, producers, and special FX masters of “Godzilla”, “Ultraman” and other famous film monsters.
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I was born in Southampton, England and am a permanent resident of Japan. I graduated from the Intercultural Institute of Japan, Tokyo in 2011 where I studied Japanese. After graduation I joined the video production company ACTV Japan Ltd as Production Manger, where I oversaw the production of a variety of original contents, corporate videos and broadcast programming. In 2015 I joined the Tokyo-based film and video production company PRIDGE Inc as a Director and Producer. I have served as Assistant Director and 2nd Unit Director on a number of short special effects films in Japan, including THE CRAWLER IN THE DARK and NEW RETRO HERO: SPACE HUNTER X. In 2015 I served as Assistant Director on the short film HEART OF SWORD, produced in collaboration with Shochiku Studios as part of the Kyoto Filmmakers Lab. As a lifelong fan of Japanese monster movies, I have created and produced two original web series, SCIFI JAPAN TV (2012-14) and TOKYO MONSTERS (2016-present), featuring interviews with the legendary filmmakers behind the “Godzilla” and “Ultraman” films.Jim M. Ballard