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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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Lena Dunham Compares Donald Trump to Charleston Mass Shooter Dylann Roof

Lena Dunham Compares Donald Trump to Charleston Mass Shooter Dylann Roof
Lena Dunham has never been one to follow rules. That includes the Goldwater Rule, which dissuades mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures if they have never treated them in person. Luckily, the “Girls” creator has no such obligation, and the outspoken mental health advocate tweeted yesterday: “Not only is [Donald Trump] a racist, but he’s a racist with untreated mental illness. So under diff[erent] circumstances, he’s Dylann Roof.” The comment came in response to a thread by “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” writer Travon Free urging journalists to call out Trump’s blatant racism.

Dunham was referring to the convicted murderer responsible for the 2015 mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Not only is he a racist but he’s a racist with untreated mental illness. So under
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“Tokyo Project:” Short Film Trailer by Lena Dunham Starring Elisabeth Moss

HBO have just issued a trailer for the Lena Dunham produced short film “Tokyo Project”. “Girls” fans who have been experiencing withdrawal symptoms since the series finale will want to check it out. “Tokyo Project” is written and directed by Girls alumni Richard Shepard and stars Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Desi to Girl’s devotees) alongside the actress of the moment, Elisabeth Moss. The 30 minute short film, which is reminiscent of Lost in Translation, was premièred at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2017. HBO have picked it up following the warm festival reception and will bring it to a wider audience

Tokyo Project:” Short Film Trailer by Lena Dunham Starring Elisabeth Moss
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Juno Temple and Jon Bass ‘Meet Cute’ In Twisted New Short Film About Romance Gone Totally Awry — Watch

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Juno Temple and Jon Bass ‘Meet Cute’ In Twisted New Short Film About Romance Gone Totally Awry — Watch
Nick (Jon Bass) would like to think he’s “endearing weird,” but the world seems to perceive him as “weird weird.” That’s tough enough, but when the feisty Dani (Juno Temple) is thrown into the mix, Nick’s non-endearing weirdness is pushed to some crazy ends.

In Ben Smith and Megan McDonnell’s “Meet Cute” (written by Smith and produced by Josh Thurston), what’s meant to be a low-key study date between the two adorably mismatched stars shifts and changes over the course of an afternoon, initially weird, then charming, then right back to weird weird. (Short version: Hey, it’s really easy to be confused for a serial killer.)

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As wacky as Nick may be, his open-hearted nature inspires the often-guarded Dani to play along, and the pair’s forced
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Elisabeth Moss in First Trailer for HBO's New Short Film 'Tokyo Project'

"You ever spend the night with a stranger?" HBO has unveiled a trailer for a short film they're debuting this October. Tokyo Project is a 30-minute short from director Richard Shepard (Dom Hemingway, The Hunting Party, The Matador), produced by Lena Dunham. Ebon Moss-Bachrach stars as Sebastian, a man on a business trip to Tokyo. He keeps running into a mysterious woman named Claire, as played by Elisabeth Moss. They eventually hook up, but also end up dealing with their own sordid pasts. Co-starring Shu Kakizawa. This obviously reminds me of Lost in Translation, but hopefully it's a bit different. I am always up for anything with Elisabeth Moss, because she is so talented, and this looks like it could be good. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Richard Shepard's short film Tokyo Project, from YouTube: On a business trip to Tokyo, Japan, Sebastian explores the city with
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‘Tokyo Project’ Trailer: Elisabeth Moss Gets Lost in Translation in Short Film Produced by Lena Dunham — Watch

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‘Tokyo Project’ Trailer: Elisabeth Moss Gets Lost in Translation in Short Film Produced by Lena Dunham — Watch
HBO has released the trailer for “Tokyo Project,” a short film starring Elisabeth Moss and produced by Lena Dunham. Giving the impression of “Lost in Translation” in miniature, it follows two expats (Moss and Ebon Moss-Bachrach) who share a brief encounter in Japan. Avail yourself of the trailer below.

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Here’s the brief synopsis: “On a business trip to Tokyo, Sebastian explores the city with a mysterious woman he keeps running into wherever he goes, discovering heartbreakingly that the truth, and the past, are as elusive as love.” Theirs is a whimsical relationship — he asks what she takes pictures of (“perfect things, imperfect things”), while she says she sometimes feels like a ghost (“she’s there, but she’s not”).

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HBO To Air ‘Tokyo Project’ Short From ‘Girls’ Director Richard Shepard & Lena Dunham

HBO will air the short film Tokyo Project, from Girls director Richard Shepard and executive produced by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, on Saturday, October 14 at 10 Pm. The half-hour short, which world premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, features Elisabeth Moss, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Shu Kakizawa, and was written, produced and directed by Shepard. Set in the Japanese capital, Tokyo Project explores a mysterious romance between two strangers as they explore the…
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HBO to Air Elisabeth Moss-Starring ‘Tokyo Project’ From Lena Dunham

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HBO to Air Elisabeth Moss-Starring ‘Tokyo Project’ From Lena Dunham
HBO will air “Tokyo Project,” a short film starring Elisabeth Moss that debuted at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. It was written, directed and produced by Richard Shepard, who directed 12 episodes of HBO’s “Girls.” “Tokyo Project,” airing Oct. 14 with a 30-minute runtime, is set in the title city and follows a mysterious romance between two strangers as they explore Tokyo’s nightlife. “Girls” executive producers Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner are executive producers of the short. Also Read: Lena Dunham Applauds Taylor Swift for 'Fierce' Testimony in Butt-Grope Trial “This was a true labor of love,” Shepard said. “Shooting in Tokyo with this perfect.
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Cannes Winner ‘The Square’ Is Sweden’s Oscar Entry

Cannes Winner ‘The Square’ Is Sweden’s Oscar Entry
As expected, Sweden has selected “The Square,” director Ruben Östlund’s Cannes prize-winner, as its official 2018 Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film. The outrageous satire of the art world starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, and Terry Notary will play at both the Toronto and New York film festivals.

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Östlund’s follow-up to “Force Majeure” wound up the surprise Palme d’Or winner. “The Square” (Magnolia Pictures) is a brilliantly entertaining takedown of the art world, as world-class Stockholm museum director (Claes Bang) encounters a series of unsettling setbacks to his illustrious career, losing control of his increasingly messy life. In one hilarious subplot, after sex with an American journalist (witty “The Handmaid’s Tale” star Elisabeth Moss), they tussle over his condom. In another memorable sequence, a man with Tourette’s Syndrome interrupts an artist (Dominic West) as he
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Tribeca Shorts: ‘Tokyo Project’ With Elisabeth Moss, ‘For Flint,’ & ‘Approaching A Breakthrough’ [Review]

“For Flint”

For the general American public, the Flint, Michigan water crisis is over. The problem was identified, the public was outraged, the media coverage faded. But for those residents of Flint — a former industrial hub an hour north of Detroit — the catastrophe is far from finished: lawsuits are still ongoing, funds are being allocated, water lines are being replaced, and the drinking water for thousands of people is still poisonous.

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Coffee, Sake and Ambien: Writer/Director Richard Shepard on His Tribeca ’17 Short Film, Tokyo Project

An unexpected pleasure at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Tokyo Project is a romantic drama with a psychological twist starring Elisabeth Moss and Ebon Moss-Bacharach and directed by Richard Shepard, whose career traverses dark comedies like The Matador and Dom Hemingway as well as some of the most memorable episodes of TV’s Girls. But what’s unexpected about this story of two American wanderers who hook up in Tokyo while both seemingly escaping their normal lives is, simply, its existence. The half-hour work is beautifully acted and shot (by Giles Nuttgens), coursing with a kind of romantic cinephilia, and, unlike other […]
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Deadline Studio at Tribeca 2017 – Day 3 – Andie MacDowell, Joseph Fiennes, Elisabeth Moss, Kobe Bryant, Dan Stevens & More

Deadline Studio at Tribeca 2017 – Day 3 – Andie MacDowell, Joseph Fiennes, Elisabeth Moss, Kobe Bryant, Dan Stevens & More
Deadline is holding its Tribeca Film Festival portrait and video interview studio at the festival hub in NYC, opening its doors to this year’s most riveting and groundbreaking filmmakers. Guests stopping by the Deadline Studio on Day 3 included Andie MacDowell (Love After Love), Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale), Elisabeth Moss (Tokyo Project), Kobe Bryant (Dear Basketball) and many more. Click on the image above to open the gallery, and follow Deadline for more…
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