Private Project


Hisashi (27) and Daniel (20) are inducted into the yakuza by their current leader Katsu (45). Once the boy's induction is completed Katsu sends them on a mission, to deliver a buisness card to another gang leader. But once they witness the murder of the leader by a samurai, Hisashi and Daniel spend the rest of their years preparing for the samurai to come for them. When Hisashi (57) recieves a card of his own Daniel (50) tries to prepare defences to protect him. Hisashi refuses, wanting to fight the samurai himself. During the confrontation Hisashi fails to defend himself, the samurai then leads him into the afterlife.

  • Richard Copeland
  • Kyle Shaun Thomas
  • Thomas Powell
  • Tom Nguyen
    Key Cast
  • Gabin Kongolo
    Key Cast
  • Asif Gillani
    Key Cast
  • Kyle Shaun Thomas
    Key Cast
  • Dafydd Evans-evans
    Key Cast
  • Craig Jenkins
    Key Cast
  • Joseph Parton
    Key Cast
    "Yakuza Clan Inductee"
  • Stefan Tomaszewski
  • Brandon Abley
    Director of Photography
  • Jake Colgrave
    Art Designers
  • Ellie Wood
    Art Designers
  • Micheal Knight
    Art Designers
  • Rhys Dolloway
    Location Sound & Post-Sound
  • Ffion Clarke
    Make Up Artists
  • Indiana Thomas
    Make Up Artists
  • Benjamin Powell
    Head Of Lighting
  • Bryn Robinson
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Drama, Japanese-Inspired
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Richard Copeland

Richard Copeland is the director of Unmei. Richard has worked on six filming projects as well as two personal ones, one being a directing credit. Over three years of experience using state of the art, industry standard camera equipment and lighting rigs. With his passion for Japanese culture, Richard once again returns to the directing chair in order to tell a story of two men who become blood brothers through their experiences within the Yakuza clan. Without a shadow of a doubt, Richard aims to bring a directorial style to this film that you will not want to miss.

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