Atomic landscapes – the art of All That Remains

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ATR Matte shot The tiny figure of Dr Nagai in his little hut, lying on his back, writing under a giant cloud and surrounded by the beginnings of a re-built Nagasaki.

Our current feature project, All That Remains (currently in post-production) is one of only a handful of Western films that has attempted to depict the atomic bombings of Japan, up close and personal. As such the responsibility and the magnitude of recreating such a devastating and history defining moment was, to say the least, enormous, and at times a little overwhelming.

But, once we had committed to telling this story, it was time to roll our sleeves up and do whatever it took to see it through to the end.

To keep our budget down we opted to do all the special effects work ourselves, what we didn’t know was that it would take us almost four years to make the film…

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The Atomic Bomb in Japanese Cinema

All That Remains features in new anthology of atomic bomb movies!

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atomic-cinemaThe Atomic Bomb in Japanese Cinema: Critical Essaysis a “collection of new essays that explores the cultural aftermath of the bombings and its expression in Japanese cinema” with a special section on how Western film-makers have tackled the subject.

Edited by Mathew Edwards (Film Out of Bounds), the book is a fascinating and enlightening read that includes exclusive interviews with critically acclaimed directors Roger Spotiswoode (Hiroshima, Tomorrow Never Dies) and Steven Okazaki (White Light/Black Rain), oh and we’re very proud to say, a very in-depth interview with Ian and Dominic Higgins discussingAll That Remains, which, in case you didn’t know, tells the life story of Nagasaki atomic bomb survivor and peace activist, Dr. Takashi Nagai.

Many thanks to Mathew Edwards for his interest in All That Remains and for including it such an important addition to the library of film literature.

The book…

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