William Greenawalt - Filmmaker in Tokyo

William Greenawalt

I'm a filmmaker in Tokyo, Japan

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About me

I'm a Director of Photography and Creative Director based here in Tokyo. I do work as a cinematographer, graphic designer, and photographer. Co-founder of and director of photography at Ice Block, a multimedia production company here in Tokyo as well as the lead designer and co-founder of a brand and design company. I love making movies and creating any kind 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 Metal Gear or Hideo Kojima game is my jam. Calvin and Hobbes is the only comic you'll ever need to read.

My Creations

  1. 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)

  2. 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/Cinematographer: J.J. Koester
    Producer: Mathew Roberts
    Special Thanks: Animal... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  3. Robo Uamou was created through a collaboration with vinyl toy company Studio Uamou and my design company @@ Designs. We 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... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. 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.

    J.J. Koester and myself at IceBlock.tv put together this short documentary at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2014. From talented up-and-comers to industry legends... continue reading (1, 0 images)

  7. 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

  8. This summer Ice Block, a film production company run by J.J. Koester and I, put together our first feature film called "The Library", which we shot in beautiful Berks county, Pennsylvania. We're knee deep in editing this at the moment, but we managed to put together a retro adventure film... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  9. 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.

    Director/Cinematographer/Editor... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  10. 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