How ‘Girls’ Led Director Richard Shepard to the ‘Tokyo Project’ (Exclusive)

How ‘Girls’ Led Director Richard Shepard to the ‘Tokyo Project’ (Exclusive)
Set in Japan’s capital, Tokyo Project tells the story of a mysterious romance between two strangers (played by Elisabeth Moss and Ebon Moss-Bachrach) as they explore the hidden treasures of the city. Written and directed by longtime Girls collaborator Richard Shepard, who helmed several of the HBO series’ standout episodes, the new short film is his way of satisfying an itch for a “pure creative experience.”

In fact, it was his time on Girls that led to Tokyo Project. While on the set of the Tokyo-based season five episode (“Japan”) directed by Jesse Peretz and written by girlfriend and executive producer Jenni Konner, Shepard was inspired by a mix of love for the city and envy about not being involved in the production.

“I was watching them shoot and wishing I was making something cinematic,” he tells Et. “I was motivated by some jealousy that I wasn’t directing the episode.” Responsible for two episodes
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