The first piece of a series of spontaneous night encounters, seized and captured by Issam Kechouri.
For either a shot of self-contemplation or a cocktail of casual conversation, the intimate bars of Tokyo represent the unique social rhythm of the city. For director Issam Kechouri, it was within the walls of Tokyo’s hole-in-the-wall bars where creative inspiration poured from the individuals that he met.
Fascinated by documentary filmmaking and the individuality of artists, Issam’s most recent project, Tadaima, is a collection of videos and still moments that focus on an opportunistic form of collaboration. To him, it represents his passion for the introductions he makes with unique individuals, as though it were a destined opportunity, a sense of feeling at home with a stranger, and sharing their stories through the lens of his camera in the immediate moment of their encounter.
Performance by Chiho Yokoyama
Director & Editor - Issam Kechouri
Sound Design - Romain Guedj
Music - 'Angelene' by Thomas Azier
Title Design - Jeremie Leonard
Post-production Producer - Julie Guillot
Copywriting - Francesca Roberts
Special Thanks to Gabriel Kei