Just a Guy

Shoko Hara
Germany 2020 / 15’ / v.o. sott. ita

Just a Guy is an animated documentary short film about love. Three women share glimpses of their affection, attraction and relationship with Richard Ramirez: A serial killer and rapist they contacted after he was convicted.

Direction: Shoko Hara
Scriptwriter: Simon Thummet
Editor: Tobias Wilhelmer
Clay Animation: Valentin Kemmner
2D Animation: Sofiia Melnyk, Shoko Hara
Music: Chiara Strickland
Sound Desing: Marc Fragstein, Luis Schöffend
Production: Stefan Michel

Shoko Hara

Shoko Hara was born on June 28, 1988, in Okayama / Japan. At the age of ten, her family moved to Lake Constance in Germany. In 2012, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Media Design at the DHBW Ravensburg. Her graduation film, Abita, received much critical acclaim and was screened at festivals around the world. With her emphasis on analogue and experimental works in graphic design and art, Shoko Hara moved on to study Motion Design at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg between 2012 and 2016. Her diploma project, the animated short film What they believe was awarded as the best student film in Animafest Zagreb 2016. Shoko Hara is currently teaching Motion Graphics at the DHBW Ravensburg and works as a Freelance Motion Designer and Animation Director for commercials spots and music videos.

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