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In June, I travelled to Tokyo to make a film about a creative residence called Almost Perfect. Located in a quiet, downtown area, it’s as if the crazy neon lights and packed streets that everyone imagines when they picture the city have vanished and been replaced by cyclists, applied artists and locals peacefully going about their day. It’s run by two people (Yuka and Luis Mendo) and a cat (Señor), who all also live in the house. Oh, and the building is a 100-year old ex-rice shop. The video is about who they are, what they do, and the city it all happens in. Making this film was an absolute joy, massive thanks to Luis and Yuka, Anton (who produced the music), and everyone else I met along the way (especially Señor!) instagram.com/ryangasparini almostperfect.jp
Singapore - The City of Flow
Client: Singapore Tourism Board Agency: TBWA Asia Production company: The Magic Format I was contacted by Visit Singapore at the end of 2019 to direct and shoot a video advertising Singapore as a destination for families and solo travelers alike. The concept was simple - a flowing, connected tour through Singapore's most popular attractions and hidden gems. Shot over 10 days in March 2020 (just before the pandemic truly hit) in collaboration with The Magic Format, TBWA Asia, and Singapore Tourism Board. I directed, shot and edited this video.
Fragments of Hanoi
Hanoi is a place unlike any I've been to before - it's loud, busy, and can be a complete sensory overload. Stay a while, though, and it slowly starts to make sense. I tried to create a video that captures the sensation of traveling somewhere culturally foreign for the first time, through the form of my own experiences of spending two weeks in Vietnam's capital city. Filmed on a Sony a7s. Shot, edited and scored by me.
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