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Pride Otaku

A look at a generation just growing up, and asking, “This is it?” A real-life Peter Pan takes us on a trek through the world of cosplay, and the stranger world of adulthood.

  • Sara Heathfield
  • Sara Heathfield
  • Shaelyn Partl
  • Jordan Lee-Tung
  • Amanda Chang
    Assistant Director
  • Tyler Durant
    Director of Photography
  • Andrew Dos Santos
    Sound Recordist
  • Jordan Lee-Tung
    Title Design and Graphics
  • Andrew Dos Santos
  • Jordan Lee-Tung
    Sound Design
  • Amanda Chang
    Sound Design
  • Tyler Durant
    Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 7, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
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  • Global Visions Festival
    Edmonton, Alberta
    May 17, 2015
    Official Selection Global Visions Festival 2015
  • Canadian International Film Festival
    Vancouver, BC
    Rising Star Award
  • Humber Doc Screening
    Hot Docs Cinema, Toronto, Ontario
    December 10, 2014
    Canadian Premiere
Director Biography - Sara Heathfield

Sara Heathfield is an aspiring director and production designer, currently completing the Film and Television Production Program at the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

She has written and directed three short films focusing on the significance of culture; "Sex Drugs and Rock & Roll," "Zahra," and "Pride Otaku."

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Director Statement

Pride Otaku is about a generation -- my generation -- wanting to escape. A cohort obsessed with vinyl and Yu-Gi-Oh, we're possibly the most retrospective age group that has been thus far. Living in a time marked by progress and innovation, sped up by a technological revolution, and worn out by economic disaster, we're all put at peace in thinking of a simpler time, like childhood. There is a subculture of people, these North American Otakus, who go to Neverland with every San Diego ComicCon.