This project is to raise funds for the production of a new short film “Bird Woman” directed by Tokio Ohara, a filmmaker who stays close to women’s social stories, and written by Gertjan Zuilhof, an international film festival programmer for decades. The film depicts the empowerment and revolution of women in pandemic Tokyo. The BIRD WOMAN will be created using live action without the addition of CG or animation. Once completed, the film will be submitted to international film festivals.
Crowdfunding:「Bird Woman」A woman finds her power by changing into a bird
This founding project is “All or Nothing” syestem,
Tokyo is suffering from a once-in-a-century pandemic. Yet the morning commuter trains are as crowded as ever. Toki is fed up with the suffocation of the mask covering her mouth, and the men who take advantage of the fact that her face is hidden by the mask to molest her. One morning, Toki orders a Toki (Japanese Crested Ibis) mask from a friend who makes masks for animals, and when she puts it on and gets on the train, she does something unexpected. This immediately becomes a topic of conversation on SNS, and the image spreads like a virus.
In the blink of an eye, the “Bird Woman” becomes a hero, and women wearing bird masks appear one after another in support of her. Eventually, the police and politicians get involved, and the situation seems to have calmed down for a while, but… The liberation of women soon spreads from Tokyo to the rest of the world.
Behind the Project
DIRECTOR AND MAIN ACT(TOKI) Tokio Oohara
She is an autodidact filmmaker with an interest in women’s social stories. She made shorts and an experimental feature and studied the intriguing cinema world of French master Jacques Rivette.
WRITER and ARTWORK：Gertjan Zuilhof
His unique scripts show he saw a huge number of movies, which he does not want to imitate. He follows his fantasy, like in his drawings. He has been drawing since he was a boy. He still draws like a boy, but he likes his boy drawings.
Bird Mask Artist: Daphne Zuilhof
Associate producer： Yoko Kuraishi
Product：movies label will