John Cairns - Filmmaker in Tokyo

John Cairns

I'm a filmmaker in Tokyo, Japan

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About me

Based in Tokyo, I produce and direct live action, 3D CG and animation content. Also help creatives and programmers get work in Japan.

My Creations

  1. The Hell Carrot

    19 May 2020

    Animation I made for Uncanny Japan podcast.
    - translator/reteller/narrator - Thersa Matsuura
    - animation by - John Cairns
    - sound engineering by - Rich Pav
    (animation created using Moho and Davinci Resolve)

  2. ATM

    29 May 2020

    My newest animation is the first in a collection of four shorts on the "Don't Turn Around" youtube channel (I didn't make the other three in the collection).
    - writer/director - Paul Hough
    - animation by - John Cairns
    - narration by - Eddie McGee
    (animation created using Moho.)

  3. SCHOOLGIRL APOCALYPSE

    14 June 2020

    Trailer for the psychological horror feature film, SCHOOLGIRL APOCALYPSE (2011).
    - written/directed/edited by - John Cairns
    - produced by - Yukie Kito
    - principal cast - Rino Higa, Mai Tsujimoto

  4. Second animation for the "Don't Turn Around" youtube channel.
    - writer/director - Paul Hough
    - animation by - John Cairns
    - narration by - Eddie McGee
    (animation created using Moho.)

  5. SGA Actor Trailer

    8 July 2020

    Second trailer for the psychological horror feature film, SCHOOLGIRL APOCALYPSE (2011), featuring the main actors.
    - written/directed/edited by - John Cairns
    - produced by - Yukie Kito
    - principal cast - Rino Higa, Mai Tsujimoto

  6. BITE OF THE WEREWOLF

    14 July 2020

    Third animation for the "Don't Turn Around" youtube channel.
    - writer/director - Paul Hough
    - animation by - John Cairns
    - narration by - Eddie McGee
    (animation created using Moho.)

  7. Horror FX Reel

    5 August 2020

    Reel showcasing horror CG and VFX work made by my company, Lantis KK, for various independent films.
    - all shots produced and directed by - John Cairns

  8. Film Festival Promo

    23 February 2021

    Promo I made for the first edition of the Golden Harvest Film Festival
    Originally intended to be a live shoot, due to the pandemic, I was hired to make a promo purely from existing film footage and other digital assets
    (Logo animation created using Moho and AfterEffects, Motion Graphics created... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  9. TOOTH FAIRY (short film)

    21 March 2021

    Short film for which I produced the 3D creature VFX.
    - Writer/Director - Alice Bédard
    - Actors - Léa Lavoie, Anthony Riendeau & Amy Wavroch
    - Visual Effects Producer - John Cairns
    - VFX Production Company - Lantis KK
    (VFX created using primarily Houdini 3D)

  10. Visual Effects Reel

    12 April 2021

    Reel showcasing Visual Effects and 3D CG work made by my company, Lantis KK, for various projects.
    - all shots either produced and/or directed by - John Cairns