Benjamin Michel - Filmmaker in Tokyo

Benjamin Michel

I'm a filmmaker in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English and Japanese

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About me

I am a American filmmaker with experience working internationally. My expertise is in cinematography and directing. I love the collaborative nature of filmmaking and enjoy working with other artists. I recently moved from California, USA to Japan where I want to continue making impactful work. I've admired Japanese cinema for a long time and I find great inspiration living in Japan. I've been greatly influenced by Japanese filmmakers such as Kenji Mizoguchi, Yasujiro Ozu, Akira Kurosawa, and Masaki Kobayashi. So I hope to meet and work with some amazing Japanese artists so we can make truly unique projects.

My Creations

  1. Cinematography Reel

    30 July 2022

    This is a short collection of works that filmed showcasing my cinematography. I used the Arri Alexa Mini, Red Gemini, and Panasonic GH5 to capture these images.