ABOUT

ATOLO supports corporate and regional branding programs using various modes of expression, such as video, graphic design, illustration, and painting, and presents possibilities for many design projects.

Based in Kamakura and Osaka, Japan, we are currently performing art direction, graphic design, and illustration for visual brand communication. From 2016, we began producing independent films. Our short films “BAKEMONO” and “HINOIRINOKAZE” received many awards and good reviews worldwide. We are performing activities which broadly promote Japanese aesthetics to the world, while also considering activities in Europe and America.

Hideki Oshima, Hajime Mizuguchi, and Takashi Kawakami, three Japanese artists who are also known by their individual works, share a passion for the potential of realistically depicted fiction, taking inspiration from nature, history, and culture. The tight-knit relationship between beauty, vividness, darkness, and loneliness give us a creative impulse, making our search for sensibility and technological realization endless.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY

  • 2017 HINOIRINOKAZE ( -Wind of sunset- / Japanese movie:20min)
  • 2016 BAKEMONO (BAKEMONO / Japanese movie:48min)

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 2018 Best Short Film Nomination | HINOIRINOKAZE -Wind of sunset- | London Independent Film Awards | UK
  • 2018 Screenplay Short | HINOIRINOKAZE -Wind of sunset- | Creation International Film Festival | UK
  • 2018 Experimental | HINOIRINOKAZE -Wind of sunset- | 2nd Amazing Shorts! Film Festival & Movies | UK
  • 2018 Best Drama Short Nomination | HINOIRINOKAZE -Wind of sunset- | Global Film Festival Awards | UK
  • 2018 Short Film | HINOIRINOKAZE -Wind of sunset- | HOLLYWOOD NOW Film Festival | USA
  • 2018 Best Indie Short | HINOIRINOKAZE -Wind of sunset- | Independent Shorts Awards | India
  • 2018 Extra Consideration Best | HINOIRINOKAZE -Wind of sunset- | Calcutta International Cult Film Festival | UK
  • 2018 Best Foreign Short | HINOIRINOKAZE -Wind of sunset- | Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival | USA
  • 2017 Feature Film | BAKEMONO | World Premiere Film Awards | USA
  • 2017 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER | BAKEMONO | European Cinematography AWARDS (ECA) | Amsterdam
  • 2017 Narrative Short | BAKEMONO | Creation International Film Festival | USA
  • 2017 Best Experimental | BAKEMONO | Open World Toronto Film Festival | USA

WORKSHOP

  • 2016 Best Short Film Nomination | KUNDE PROJECT | KAMAKURA Independent Film Awards | UK
  • 2016 Best Short Film Nomination | KUNDE PROJECT | KAMAKURA Independent Film Awards | UK
  • 2016 Best Short Film Nomination | KUNDE PROJECT | KAMAKURA Independent Film Awards | UK
  • 2016 Best Short Film Nomination | KUNDE PROJECT | KAMAKURA Independent Film Awards | UK
  • 2016 Best Short Film Nomination | KUNDE PROJECT | KAMAKURA Independent Film Awards | UK
  • 2016 Best Short Film Nomination | KUNDE PROJECT | KAMAKURA Independent Film Awards | UK
  • 2016 Best Short Film Nomination | KUNDE PROJECT | KAMAKURA Independent Film Awards | UK
  • 2016 Best Short Film Nomination | KUNDE PROJECT | KAMAKURA Independent Film Awards | UK