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Some Things Stay the Same

My inspiration behind this video: “Our friends used to live nearby around the block. We hung out or talked most of the day when we were little boys and girls. When we grow up, it’s not easy to fill the distance and time. I entrusted this feeling to my back yard snails and asked them to act in this music video.”

  • Hiroshi Shafer
    Hiroshi Miyaji
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  • hiroshi shafer
  • Snails from Arion Place
    Key Cast
  • My Favourite Things
    Dorothea Tachler
  • Kazuha Otake
    Snail training
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Romance, adventure
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    digital video
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
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Distribution Information
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    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
  • Dorothea Tachler
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Hiroshi Shafer

Born in Tokyo Japan 1971
Work several TV production in Tokyo 1995-2004
Galaxy Award (Japan) as CG animator 2001
Live and work in New York as a fine artist from 2004

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Hiroshi Shafer was born in Tokyo. His grandfather was a secret agent for the Japanese Air Force. He tried to force Shafer to become an air force pilot, but he has become a
smart artist instead and moved to NYC.
Seven years ago he became a kindergarten art teacher, where he learned how to make his own representations of the secret emotions of children. It wasn’t surprising that this would change him. Shafer became a secret detective of soft and misty people.
He loves to explore the new and unknown world of familiar surfaces and pink atmospheres.