Mr. Mimoto

Under orders from their employer, Frankie (Kelsey Cooke - Netflix' The Sandman) and Darlene (Noa Nikita Bleeker - Ted Lasso) take Mr. Mimoto (Jon Xue Zhang - Marvel's The Eternals) hostage. There's only one problem: He claims he's not Mr. Mimoto!

Is he lying? Is this all just a ploy? Or have they mistaken him for someone else?

  • Govind Chandran
  • Govind Chandran
  • Olivia D'Lima
  • Jon Xue Zhang
    Key Cast
    "Shin / Mr. Mimoto"
  • Kelsey Cooke
    Key Cast
  • Noa Nikita Bleeker
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 9, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    800 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, RED
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Govind Chandran

Govind Chandran holds a 1st Class Honours degree and Masters in Film and currently is Senior Lecturer in Film at Oxford Brookes University. British-born, Malaysian-raised, of Sri Lankan decent - Govind is the epitome of the term: international.

As part of this Govind is responsible for the practical filmmaking components of the degree, supervising students final major projects. Govind has worked on shorts for over 10 years with an extensive festival track record.

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Director Statement

Mr. Mimoto is a stylised comedy designed to make you think about what can often be a rather difficult topic to discuss: racism.

The film is based around the simple question: Is he Mr. Mimoto? Many judgements fall into place and there's a lot of discussion to be had on the nature of this question. We designed every element of the film - from the production design and use of colours to the score - to be tinged with touches of cultural appropriation and make you question if you are even allowed to laugh at some of what you're experiencing.

Ultimately, we hope the film leads to discussions amongst the audience about the simple question: Is he Mr. Mimoto?

The film itself was made by a diverse cohort - Writer / Director Govind Chandran and Producer Olivia D'lima are both of South Asian descent (the latter being mixed race, as is cast member Noa Nikita Bleeker), with half the crew consisting of students learning their craft and a predominantly female crew.

The film was shot entirely in Headington Hill Hall, previously the residence of infamous publisher Robert Maxwell.