Japan's Hidden Listening Bars: SHeLTeR | Resident Advisor

17 July 2019 ● 1 min read ● 0 images

This was an interesting feature to work on for Resident Advisor and Asahi. I've always loved discovering Japan's favourite musical hideouts, and so it was exciting to go to a new one to direct this film. It was my first time working as a director but not doing the camera at the same time, so that was an interesting experience for me. Fortunately I had worked with DP James Latimer a couple of times recently. We have a good workflow, and everyone else in the team brought good vibes and a wealth of experience, which made my job easier.


Yoshio Nojima has been refining the soundsystem at SHeLTeR, an audiophile venue on the quiet outskirts of Tokyo, for 30 years. It's a never-ending quest in the pursuit of one humble goal: to share special musical experiences with friends.

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Director - Sam King
Director of Photography - James Latimer
Additional Cinematography - Hans Bobànovits
Executive Producers - Kate Mullins, Laura Akam, Patrick Nation, Aaron Coultate
Producers - Tomoko Naoshima, Midori Hayakawa
Camera Assistants - Anthony Rilocapro, Kai Mariella
Sound - Steven Lefever, Paul Doroshevich
Editors - Thomas Beswick, Sam King
Translation - Robert Zetzsche
Colourist - Adam Clarke
Dubbing Mixer - Guy Clarke

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Sam King

I'm a filmmaker in Tokyo, Japan

I'm a cinematographer from Oxford, England. I've just moved to Japan and am looking for interesting projects to shoot.

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