Newly arrived from Japan, Yuki confronts a group of bulliesand discovers a secret about her father's past – and herself.
Inspired by our shared fascination with myths and stories, Mixtape Club teamed up with New York Times-bestselling author Adam Gidwitz to bring to life an enduring Japanese folk tale in a present-day setting. The film’s graphic style was designed by New Yorker illustrator R Kikuo Johnson.
Mixtape Club is the directing team of Chris Lenox Smith and Jesse Casey. Outside of our short films, we work with a range of brands and artists, including Google, HBO, ESPN, Spotify, Primus, and They Might Be Giants, to create memorable videos that tell a story.
Adam Gidwitz is the bestselling children’s book author of A Tale Dark and Grimm, The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi and, most recently, The Inquisitor's Tale, which was a Newbery Honor 2017 recipient and named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and others.
R Kikuo Johnson began his career in cartooning and illustration with the release of his debut graphic novel, Night Fisher, in 2005. His drawings regularly appear in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and other major publications. His illustrations can be seen on book covers, product packaging, ad campaigns, animated films and in galleries around the world. He divides his time between drawing in Brooklyn, New York and teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design.