© 2016 Coast Vision Productions

Along with our international affiliates, we produce film and video contents in Japan, Korea and America. We offer Japanese clients options to film outside of Japan and also welcome international clients to produce contents here in Japan.

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Koji Yamamoto(Japan)

Director/Editor/VFX/Music Composer

Koji considers himself full time filmmaker and part time musician. Born and raised in Japan, Koji movied to Los Angeles at the age of 18 and studied filmmaking at California State University, Long Beach. His skills are not only limited to directing but VFX, Editing, Producing, and Music Composition. He has provided his skills to many commercials, films and music videos both in Japan and America.

Being one of the few English-speaking bilingual directors in Japan specialized in the American style of filmmaking, Koji has attracted many large international companies such as POKERSTARS, AIRBNB, FWD GROUP and large Japanese corporate such as SONY, SQUARE ENIX and NIPPONHAM GROUP. His latest film GHOST OF THE SUN has been selected for the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

Drue Metz(USA)

SWANKY FLICKS Owner/Director/Writer

Drue describes his life as doing one of three things: writing, directing or hustling. Living in Los Angeles, he has written, directed, produced, shot or contributed to over 70 film and video productions. He directed part of James Franco's Feature Film DON QUIXOTE and is writing/directing content for Swanky Flicks & Replay Collective.

 

Most recently, he finished directing and co-writing "K GREAT THANKS" a television pilot for Dany Garcia’s SEVEN BUCKS PRODUCTIONS and re-wrote the indie feature NEXT LEVEL. Drue is the co-founder and creative director of The Love Effect Organization, raising awareness on depression, suicide and love through their interactive film and presentation program.

Nils Clauss(Korea)

Cinematographer/Director

Based in Seoul, South Korea, Nils has shot, directed and edited a number of award-winning music videos, short, feature and documentary films, which have been screened at various international festivals or went viral online. He created a number of hit music videos like "Senior Living" for the Norwegian band Röyksopp which was selected for the prestigious Saatchi & Saatchi’s New Directors’ Showcase at Cannes in 2011 and received a nomination at the UK Music Video Awards the same year.

Nils’ commercial work includes shooting, directing and editing for high-profile national and international clients such as AirBnB, Burberry, Google, GS Caltex, Hyundai, MIT, Nike, Samsung and Western Union  among others.

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What We Do

 

We specialize in high quality film and video productions. We are one of the few companies in Japan with the established system that enables us to produce contents internationally. Our production style is based on the ways of American filmmaking, which is more effective than Japanese style for international contents. With our skills we have earned from our cinematic backgrounds, we create versatile unique contents that would appeal to not only Japan but to the entire world.

What We Believe

 

Strong visuals lead to strong impressions. Strong messages must be told through carefully designed scenes. We believe in the power of unique visuals. In the Japanese society where it's a virtue to look the same, act the same and think the same as everyone else,  we strongly stand against this idea of uniformity. We believe in the power of being different and thinking different.

Filming in Japan

 

We welcome clients from all over the world who would like to produce contents here in Japan. Trusted by international corporate such as POKERSTARS, AIRBNB, and FWD GROUP, we make it easier for our clients to produce contents in this country where filmmaking in general is more difficult and complicated than other countries. Japan has its own set of rules and regulations, so let us guide you to the right direction! We can prep, organize, and producer contents in Japan for you!

Swanky Flicks

 

Our U.S. affiliate, Swanky Flicks is part motion picture/video production company and part filmmaker collective.  Swanky boasts some of the most passionate, humble, diverse and eclectic filmmakers in the world. Swanky goes beyond the tradition of video production, as all of the filmmakers have film and cinematic backgrounds with strong story telling abilities.  Swanky Flicks teams up with Coast Vision for Japanese clients who need contents produced in America.