Shizuka

“Shizuka –静” – The Love Story in the Time of 12th Century Japanese Civil War

Produced by LoBeauH Entertainment and Alix Yumi Cho

“Shizuka”, written & directed by Tomoko Karina (“Camellia- Kerria- Pink” – Winner of the Best Foreign Mini-Movie at Brentwood and Pacific Palisades International Film Festival) will opens in Los Angeles, CA on Sep 16th, 2022, at the Zephyr Theatre


“Shizuka” is a drama based upon a true beloved historical tale in Japan. This tragic love story is both unapologetically romantic and epic. Introducing swirling flamy fate of bigger than life legendary historic characters in 12th century Japan to the audience in Los Angeles.


“Shizuka” will attract you with the aesthetic charm of traditional Japanese costumes, mannerisms, Japanese classical dance, and fierce combat scenes with innovative modern virtual reality theatrical design. It will be delivered with English dialogue by trained actors with diverse backgrounds in order for an American audience to feel the story viscerally. The perfect combination of glamorous exotism and emotionally heightened authentic storytelling. The origin of “Shizuka” was showcased in the summer of 2021 at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, earning the Best Play and Best Direction nomination at the Broadway World Regional Award. The play stars Yukari Black (“Letters from Iwo Jima”, “Flags of Our Fathers”), Alexander Collins, Tomoko Karina (“Cobra Kai”,” Hail, Caesar!” and “Balm in Gilead”), Tony Kim, and Jon Vasquez and others.


“Shizuka” takes you to the civil war era in 12th Century Japan. Shizuka-Gozen is the most popular Shirabyoshi dancer (entertainer who serves to the god.) in the capital of Japan, Kyoto, where the gorgeous court aristocratic culture is flourishing. Shizuka meets Yoshitsune of Minamoto, the younger brother of the supreme leader of Genji Samurai clan. Yoshitsune, a dashing war-hero who is taking Kyoto by storm. Shizuka, Kyoto’s No.1 dancer of reputed beauty. They fall fatally in love. Winter of 1185, their love story follows a tragic path.


Tickets are currently on sale available at Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shizuka–tickets-390712992077

“Shizuka–静” (2 Hours with an Intermission)

Date: Sep 16th – Oct 9th, 2022
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm, Sundays 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Live Streaming: 10/1(Sat) @ 8pmPST, 11pmEST, (10/2, Sun)12pm Japan, 4:00am EU
Ticket: $20-80
Venue: The Zephyr Theatre 7456 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Global Village Dubai- Carnaval 2020

Since August 2019, I have been consulting with the fine people at Global Village Dubai to create a new night-time lighting experience for the Carnaval Rides and Attractions area, in preparation for their 25th Anniversary Season and the millions of expected new visitors visiting the UAE next year for the upcoming Worlds Expo 2020.

The project scope included the networking of 120 dmx connections to 40 artnet devices placed in ticket booths and power rooms situated throughout the Carnaval area, in order to provide synchronized control of over 200 moving light and led fixtures.

Design elements also included an original pole canopy design to support a new skytracker position and protect the moving lights from rainfall and direct sunlight, the hardware specification and software programming for centralized lighting effect playback for a number of ride triggers, and the networking and programming of nearly a 1km of digital RGBW festoon strings.

Themed lighting programming was also created for major holidays, the weekly firework shows, and for scheduled daily park operations.

Many thanks go out to Sreetheran Karunanithy, Rishwan Sathik, Neil Dwyer and the other excellent people at Global Village, and to Moshin and the team at White Horizon for being such hard workers and great company on those long overnight shifts.

S.H.A.D.E. CYRO- Field of Screams

Big thanks to Gary Gray for pairing me up with Paul Ciesiun and L3DFX for an extraordinary opportunity to deliver a combined Audio, Video and Lighting Design concept for a new attraction at Field of Screams in Mountville PA.   Thanks also to Gene and Jim Schopf for their hospitality and allowing me to contribute to such an amazing park they’ve created, and to Charles “Stacks” Stackhouse for his much appreciated on-site assistance.

FOS S.H.A.D.E. CRYO also represents my directorial debut- be sure to stick around and see the zombie vs scientist footage starting at 1:13!