VCinema celebrates its tenth episode by sitting down and talking with Midnight Eye co-founder Jasper Sharp who’s celebrating his site’s tenth anniversary of being the best Japanese film site on the net. During the interview, Jasper talks about Midnight Eye, his writing projects, his film curation duties for Raindance UK, Shinsedai, Zipang Fest, and others as well as shares other stories, insights, and film recommendations gathered from his first ten years of reporting on film.
Shinsedai Cinema Festival
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About The Author
Jon Jung (aka “Coffin Jon”) is the producer and host of the VCinema podcast and editor-in-chief of the VCinema blog. He is an avid movie fan who specializes in Japanese cinema, but enjoys everything from artsy high-brow to mega-billion blockbusters to straight-to-video turds. As an Asian-American, he got the best of all cinematic worlds as a child by receiving mega-doses of Ozu, Bruce Lee, Kamen Rider, and American drive-in movies in addition to a steady diet of punk rock, Japanese literature, and Buddhism. He spent six years in Japan as an English teacher and translator. In 2004, he returned to the United States to complete his Masters in Language Education and continue his career as a language educator and cultural anthropologist with a focus on language policy and language shift. Jon is a former Myrle Clark Award recipient for excellence in creative writing and has contributed to World Film Locations: Tokyo (Intellect, 2011).