Floating North

A landscape seen from a small point floating on the horizon.

  • Aiko Tanaka
  • Árni Kristjánsson
  • Aiko Tanaka
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Music Video, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    landscape, drive, car, scenery, Iceland, drone, travel
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 25, 2021
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Director Biography - Aiko Tanaka

Aiko Tanaka is a Japanese film maker currently based in Tokyo. A film graduate from Musashino Art University, her career began as a documentary film editor in 2002. After working for respected names in Japan’s TV and Film industry for over 15 years, in 2017 she broke out as an independent filmmaker under her own production brand DAGUA. In the same year she also qualified as a licensed drone pilot. The striking footage from around the world showcased in her work is all self-shot.

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Director Statement

In 2018, I visited a friend in Iceland. While driving, I shot from the car window with my iPhone; a lo-fi approach that contrasts with the striking drone footage I also shot in some of the world’s most unique terrain. This was the first time I had ever flown a drone overseas.