Street Talk for April 23, 2021
Sojiro & Eri

Nexus Studios has signed directing duo Sojiro & Eri, consisting of Sojiro Kamatani and Eri Sawatari, for commercials, branded content and music video worldwide, except for Japan and France. In the latter market, the directorial team is repped by Paris production house Bandits. Nexus adds Sojiro & Eri to its roster as directors spanning moving image, digital, print and interactive projects, VR, 360 storytelling and installations. The duo specializes in crafting surreal and visually rich parallel universes, infusing spots for brands such as PlayStation, Honda and Facebook with bold and imaginative concepts often paired with epic visual effects.  Before their names became synonymous with their commercial work, Kamatani worked in video production in Kyoto and Sawatari studied film at the University of the Arts in London. They met at Qotori Film Inc. in Tokyo, joined forces and quickly established themselves as ones to watch on an international scale. The duo is behind a beautiful film for Japanese music group Wednesday Campanella, “Yaku No Jitsugetsubushi,” and the brilliantly bizarre spot for Dentsu Tokyo and Marukome miso soup, “Marukome.” Other highlights include the multi award-winning, time warping masterpiece for Mori Building, “Designing Tokyo,” and an eccentric satirical short for Japanese cable TV program, Family Theatre....


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