FUGU & TAKO : SYNOPSIS
After becoming fish mutants, two Japanese salarymen must battle against their own ineptitude, a legion of yakuza, and a Godzilla-like monster in an epic journey to find the one person who can return them to normal, the Sushi Chef who transformed them.
FUGU & TAKO : ORIGINS
FUGU & TAKO started their journey in a short film about two Japanese salary men whose lives literally transform when one of them eats a live puffer fish in a sushi bar. The incredible visual effects and a visionary story has gained a huge following online. With the encouragement of fans, and the demand to see more of FUGU & TAKO's adventures, we developed their story in a graphic novel with a view to making a feature film. FUGU & TAKO literally dive in the deep end as they face greater challenges in this new chapter. Kicking off from where the film ended these unlikely heroes harness the full power of their fishy faculties to battle against an enemy of Godzilla proportions.
It's the journey from Karaoke to Karate.
WRITER/DIRECTOR : BEN WEST
Award-winning writer/director Ben West has been described as Christopher Guest meets Chris Cunningham. His work illustrates a mastery of filmmaking with visual effects. Ben started his career as visual effects supervisor on the Emmy winning Sci-fi series Farscape. In 2010, he was nominated by the Australian Directors Guild as Animation Director of the year. He has been visual effects supervisor at Academy Award winning studios Animal Logic and Framestore, director at Radical Media and has a Masters in Directing from the esteemed Australian Film Television and Radio school. Ben recently gave a TED talk about his journey to become a veritable Swiss army knife of a filmmaker.
Benís latest film OTHERHALF just featured at ComicCon 2017.