The whole series is entitled "I Am Model", which poked fun at the modeling industry in Tokyo. My friend Dean, who is a professional model here, gets to be dressed up and even body painted for various assignments and runway shows, and he always takes it a bit further.
For example, last time he was entirely body painted as the Avatar man for a show. When he was done work, he thought it would be fun to stay in character and have some fun with it, so he called photographer/filmmaker Maaserhit Honda, and they shot some hilarious scenes around Shibuya and Omotesando. The clips feature Dean in full body paint, walking around and approaching people- the reactions are all different, ranging from surprised to scared, and he mostly got lots of attention from the ladies.
They're making more videos but I wanted to share this as I think it's brilliant. Yes, yes, I'm shamelessly promoting my friends' work but I love it and I'm so proud of them for making something so sleek on some random autumn night in Tokyo. I like the acting, the filming, the editing, and the music, which they all made from scratch.
Here's the trailer:
And the movie- my favourite episode:
You can watch the previous episodes here, and check for the upcoming ones. The next one will be about English teachers in Tokyo, so should be interesting...