MODERN No.2 4'10"/color/DCP/16 : 9/stereo/Japan/2011 Director Mirai Mizue Writer Mirai Mizue Editor Mirai Mizue Animation Mirai Mizue Music twoth Sound Design twoth Color Design Mirai Mizue Saori Shiroki
Director's Statement Using a sheet of graph paper, which is typically used for architectural drawings, I combined straight lines which stretch out in three directions to construct the visual. I think that original fascination with animation is the limitations. To challenge the limitations, I started creating animation by using minimal elements. Apparently, it looks like computer graphics though it's really digital animation drawn by hand.
Biography Mirai Mizue was born in 1981 in Tokyo and studied animation at the Tama Arts University from 2002. He is known by for his love of cells in his non-narrative animation ﬁlms. His ﬁlms have been nominated in some major animation festivals like Annecy, Zagreb, Ottawa and Hiroshima. DEVOUR DINNER won the Second Prize in Animadrid. In SICAF he made a commissioned ﬁlm from the festival in 2009 and was a member of Selection Committees in 2010. As an illustrator, he provides his drawings to some Japanese novelists. He is also a member of Japan Animation Association and a teacher in O-HARA school.
Filmography - Festivals (selected) 『MODERN No.2』2011 Venice Film Festival 2011/nominated 『AND AND』2011 Fantoche International Animation Festival Baden 2011/nominated 『TATAMP』2011 Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2011/nominated 『MODERN』2010 Hida International Animation Festival of Folktales and Fables 2010/Semi Grand Prix 『PLAYGROUND』2010 Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2010/nominated 『METROPOLIS』2009 Animation Film Festival "Animated Dreams" 2010/nominated 『JAM』2009
The World Festival of Animated Film in Zagreb 2010/nominated 『DEVOUR DINNER』2008 Animadrid2009/Second Prize 『LOST UTOPIA』2007 Ottawa International Animation Festival 2008/nominated