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

    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. 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. 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