William Greenawalt - Filmmaker in Tokyo

William Greenawalt

I'm a filmmaker in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English

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About me

I'm an award winning filmmaker, cinematographer, and director with over a decade of physical production experience for features, short films, and commercial videos here in Tokyo. I love making movies and creating all kinds of art with passionate and creative people who have like-minded goals and a love of good teamwork.

On a more personal note. Full-time dork. Part-time gamer. Pizza lover. 100% Awesome. The Jim Henson's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie is my holy grail of movies. Frank Herbert's Dune hexalogy is my book series weapon of choice. Any Hideo Kojima game is my jam. Calvin and Hobbes is the only comic you'll ever need to read. The original printed Cracked magazine shaped my sense of humor.

My Creations

  1. Autumn In Kyoto

    28 January 2022

    Nothing compares to the changing colors of the leaves in the southern region of Kansai, Japan. I took out my 35mm Anamorphic glass to capture some of the beauty of the mountains and shrines around Kyoto toward the end of November. Please enjoy!

    Director/Cinematographer/Editor - William Greenawalt

  2. Create
    Tokyo based designer Shunji Hironaka shares his passion for creating unique clothing he shares with homeless people, inspiring them to not throw their love away. Along with his fellow photographer Kazuma Fujii, together they donate and document their love for giving back to the homeless and creating a system... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  3. I took a windy winter walk in the park with my SonyA7siii and 35mm anamorphic lens to bring you this bit-sized video morsel. Enjoy the brisk winter beauty!

    Director/Cinematographer/Editor - William Greenawalt

  4. Artist Masako Okaku talks about her love for color, documenting the beautiful world around her, and working as a Sketch Journalist in this episode of Catchlight.

    Masako Okaku

    Director / Cinematographer:
    William Greenawalt

    Editor / Colorist:
    Michelle Madden

    Translation / Subtitles:
    Mao Iwai

    Special Thanks
    Mr. Ikuno
    Farmer's... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  5. Creation
    Enjoy this beautiful tour around a few of my favorite spots in Kyoto. I had one lucky day of sunshine during the rainy season while down in Kansai for work. I decided to take out the Sirui 50mm f1.8 anamorphic lens to capture the beauty of the Kamo River... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  6. Designer and builder RJ Mundt talks about his design process, love for Japanese architecture, and inspiration for building his Daikei (Record) cabinet in this "Tokyo Creatives" series.

    Designer and builder: RJ Mundt

    Director/Cinematographer/Editor: William Greenawalt

    Set Decoration: Jesse Freeman
    Translation: Izumi Kobayashi
    Subtitles: Mao Iwai

    Special Thanks
    Brian Scott... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  7. Robo Uamou was created through a collaboration with vinyl toy company Studio Uamou. I had a 2 week exhibition which featured many of our customized figure designs. The Robo-Uamou figure has working LED lights, magnetic feet, and has a custom designed circuit board print inside of a clear Uamou figure... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  8. Have a look at the official trailer for my first award winning feature film as Director of Photography, "The Last Library". It was no easy task shooting a true anamorphic independent feature film of this scale, but we managed to do it in just under 21 days with great success... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  9. Tokyo Dirt

    17 March 2016

    A first in a series of films produced with Speedtractor by Ice Block Films about the heart of Motorcycle riders in Tokyo. There is dirt in Tokyo, you just have to look for it. Now, enjoy the ride
    Director/Cinematographer: William Greenawalt
    Editor: J.J. Koester
    Producer: Mathhew Roberts
    Special Thanks: Animal... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  10. Shrine Dragon

    3 October 2016

    I took out my favorite 50mm lens and took some stills around Musashi Niita.
    Check out more here: http://iceblock.tv/blog/2016/10/3/musashiniita

  11. I had another wonderful studio photo shoot with cosplayer Rai Narumiya. This time, she's cosplaying as Saya, the deadly Japanese assassin from the Image comic "Deadly Class". This was a simple yet awesome photo shoot. Check out the link below for a few more pics of this dangerous and deadly... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  12. Tokyo Moto Candy

    30 April 2016

    Fun, sun, dirt, and vintage bikes! I (iceblock.tv) teamed up with Matthew Roberts from Speedtractor (speedtractor.com) and went out to the Vintage Motocross out in Kawagoe to put together this delicious little moving picture full of old school moto bikes and lots of dirt.

    Director/Cinematographer/Editor: William Greenawalt
    Producer: Matthew Roberts... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  13. A short documentary about conversations with some of the art world's best creators talking shop about their craft at the San Diego Comic Book Convention 2014.

    We put together this short documentary at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2014. From talented up-and-comers to industry legends, we spoke with as many... continue reading (1, 0 images)

  14. I often have the pleasure of working with the talented Rai Narumiya, an amazing costume designer and make-up artist. We are both big comic book dorks and I love helping her bring her favorite character cosplays to life. This is Maria from the Image comic "Deadly Class".

    Costume/Make-up: Rai Narumiya... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  15. A moody short commercial I directed and shot for Tokyo based Deus bike builder, Speedtractor and his original custom bike the "Ducati Street Tracker 900". This bike is seriously cool. The video and bike are featured over on bikerexif, one of the biggest custom bike sites on the interwebs.

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  16. Tokyo Halloween 2017

    2 November 2017

    Continuing our yearly tradition at iceblock.tv, we brave the wild streets of Shibuya to show you the ever growing madness that is Halloween in Tokyo. Enjoy!

    Director/Cinematographer/Editor: William Greenawalt
    Produced by: Ice Block

  17. The Firefly - CM

    2 April 2018

    Deus Ex Machina / Speedtractor Industries Tokyo

    When Deus Ex Machina asked Matthew Roberts from Speedtractor Industries Tokyo how to "make an entrance" in Japan's custom motorcycle scene, this one of a kind hot-rod 1961 Honda Cub was his answer.

    Director/Cinematographer/Editor: William Greenawalt
    Producer: Matthew Roberts &amp... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  18. STORY
    Life in the megalopolis can grind down even the most badass individual. When the city rubs Aki the wrong way one too many times, she hustles her way onto some sweet retro custom motorcycles and gets gone... Tokyo Gone.

    Produced by: Ice Block, Matthew Roberts, William Greenawalt, and... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  19. CLIENT/クライアント
    Hot Toys Japan / Marvel / Disney

    Our 30 second commercial for Hot Toys Japan's Avengers 300% event in Harajuku, Japan. The commercial was played before all showings of Avengers: Infinity War at the Toho Cinema Theaters in Roppongi and Shinjuku throughout the duration of the event. It... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  20. Woo Hoo! The 5,6,7,8's from Kill Bill

    I had the rare opportunity to photograph the 5,6,7,8's live show. You might recognize them as the zany group of rocking lady's from Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. ...

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  21. Patrón Perfectionist 2018

    1 February 2019


    I directed and filmed this promotional video for the Patron Perfectionist 2018 Japan Final event capturing the bartenders showing off their skills and amazing original cocktails at the Mexican Embassy in Tokyo.

    Director / Cinematographer: William Greenawalt
    Editor: Michelle Madden

  22. I had the pleasure of directing and shooting the Aero Queen bus launch for Mitsubishi Fuso. The event featured two paralympic basketball players to help highlight the features of Japan's first elevator bus. It was a pretty rad event and a cool looking bus. Enjoy!

    Director/Cinematographer/Editor: William Greenawalt
    Project... continue reading (0, 0 images)