Meeting and shooting some of the directors at this year’s Asian Film Festival was such a treat. These guys were completely ego-less and wanting to try any and every goofy idea possible. They had even flown to the states with their own props.

Good times.


Noboru Iguchi on the left, Yoshihiro Nishimura in the skull hat, Tak Sakaguchi getting it in the gut © Doug Kim


Yoshihiro Nishimura, special effects director of Tokyo Gore Police, Machine Gun Girl, Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl © Doug Kim


Tak Sakaguchi, one of Japan's biggest action stars and now feature film director with two new flicks: Be a Man! Samurai School and Yoroi Samurai Zombie © Doug Kim


the one and only Noboru Iguchi, director of Machine Gun Girl © Doug Kim


Yoshihiro Nishimura, hacksaw, some meat and two butchers © Doug Kim