Selections & Awards
Trailer online10. October 2020
The trailer for "Tokyo Rain" is online, you can find it under the heading "Trailer" right here on this website or under the following link:
"Tokyo Rain" on Instagram21. September 2020
For all those of you who would like to follow us on Instagram, here is the direct link to our Instagram account:
Let's go17. June 2020
Despite The Corona-Shut-Down, we have been working on our project all the time behind the scenes. On june 20th the first flap of "Tokyo Rain" falls.
We are happy to shoot the first scenes with our actor Hideto Heshiki.
Petrus seems to mean it well with us – it should rain.
We did it11. February 2020
Dear supporters of "Tokyo Rain"
The year 2020 is already in full swing, also with regard to the production of "Tokyo Rain".
At this point we would like to thank you very much once again. You have all made it possible for us to reach a partial stage at Crowdify.
We are still in the preparatory phase. The filming locations are all found. Now the production of various props and backdrops begins. Even a rain machine must be built to create the illusion of an apocalyptic Tokyo.
We will of course keep you informed about the progress of our production.
Our crowdfunding campaign will start soon20. September 2019
We start our crowdfunding campaign on crowdify.net next week. Support our project and become part of "Tokyo Rain". We are looking forward and count on you.
For days now, heavy rain has been hitting the glass facades of the city of Tokyo. Masahiro is alone in his office. He calls his wife, who doesn’t seem to be very excited about her husband’s overtime. Masahiro falls asleep on the computer during his monotonous paperwork. He has a threatening nightmare. When he wakes up, bathed in sweat, nothing seems the way it used to be. Tokyo has reached an apocalypse of biblical proportions. Masahiro only wants to be with his wife, who is miles away. An undertaking that demands unimaginable will and strength from Masahiro.
As in their award-winning short film “Hunger” (www.hungerfilm.ch), Robert Schneider and Michel Wild produce a japanese fairy tale from their personal european point of view. Tokyo Rain is also shot exclusively in Switzerland. The Swiss locations are transformed into an apocalyptic scene in the middle of Tokyo by means of CGI and detailed arranged backdrops.
Author, DIrector, Producer
Michel Wild is an illustrator, comic-strip artist, musician and filmmaker. He loves to tell his stories with various stylistic instruments. He has already produced short films, animated films, music videos and industrial films. For Tokyo Rain, Michel Wild is responsible for the script, art direction, music, set design, direction and editing. More information can be found at www.michelwild.ch
Co-Director, DoP, Editor
Robert Schneider is obsessed with filmmaking and photography. He has also been working as a frontend developer for over a decade. For Tokyo Rain he acts as co-producer, cameraman, colorist, lighting technician and technical manager. More information can be found at www.manualfilms.ch
A life-time movement lover is probably the best description for me. Not only moving for my own pleasure but as well guiding educational courses and passing my passion on to everybody brings me lots of happiness. I was born 1971 on the southern island Okinawa in Japan and spent my whole childhood there. As a boy I was very active and planed to become a baseball player, later I switched my goal towards becoming a soccer player – but as it is with destiny: all turned out differently ….. More Information can be found at http://www.hidetoheshiki.com/
Voiceover – Haruka Shinno
Make-Up / Grip / Set photgraphy – Patrizia Tschurr
Grip / Lighting / Set photography – Francesco Tancredi
Set design / Translations – Naoko Yoshida
Set design – Claudia Bisang
Assistant production – Urs P. Wild
Set design – Sven Christinger
Location – Fly & Race Simulations GmbH
Location – OSW
We would like to thank our supporters for their great commitment:
Claudia Bisang, Patrizia Tschurr, Sven Christinger, Sabine und Michael Schneider, Marlies und Peter Laager, Julia Schneider, Christoph Meier, Lea Preisig, Bjoern Weide, Andreas Pätzold, Tam Nguyen, Jean-Daniel Millasson, Rüdiger Knaf, Michael Schaad, Stéphane Pauli, Tres Camenzind, Christian Kaegi, Martina Schmidt