Private Project

ハネムーン Hanemun Honeymoon

Traveling with a microscope camera on their honeymoon through Japan, the filmmakers take an up-close exploration of Japanese comics, candies, maps, washi tape, origami papers, magazines, gambling newspapers, porn, rice, ramen, flowers and marriage. 

  • Maya Erdelyi
    "Pareidolia," "Phosphena," "Plume"
  • Daniel Rowe
    "You, Everyone and Everything," "Open-eyed and Laughing," "Travis"
  • Nick Joliat
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 26, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Language:
    English, Japanese
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Director Biography - Maya Erdelyi, Daniel Rowe

Maya and Daniel are animators who just got married. They live in Boston, Massachusetts, where they teach animation to college students and work on projects.  Maya Erdelyi is a Boston and LA-based award-winning animator and director.  She creates intricate hand-made animations and collages inspired by imaginary worlds, memories and the unconscious.  Daniel is a not-award winning animator.  His films are primarily hand drawn abstract-narrative shorts. Maya said we should end with a joke, but we couldn’t think of one.

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Director Statement

The film is inspired by early direct-on-film works in the spirit of Len Lye. “Hanemun’s" editing is loosely informed by the Haiku 5-7-5 structure. The film takes the viewer on a train journey from Tokyo into the mountains of Tsuruoka, to the cities of Osaka and Kyoto.