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[09/20/17 - 11:03 AM]
Short Film "Tokyo Project," Starring Elisabeth Moss, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Shu Kakizawa, Debuts Oct. 14 on HBO
Exploring a mysterious romance between two strangers, the exclusive presentation is written and directed by Richard Shepard.

[via press release from HBO]

SHORT FILM "TOKYO PROJECT," STARRING ELISABETH MOSS, EBON MOSS-BACHRACH AND SHU KAKIZAWA, DEBUTS OCT. 14 ON HBO

Written And Directed By Richard Shepard; Executive Produced By Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner And Karen J. Lauder

The short film TOKYO PROJECT, starring Elisabeth Moss ("The Handmaid's Tale," "Mad Men"), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (HBO's "Girls") and Shu Kakizawa (HBO's "Girls") debuts SATURDAY, OCT. 14 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), on HBO. Exploring a mysterious romance between two strangers, the exclusive presentation is written and directed by Richard Shepard (HBO's "Girls"; Emmy(R) winner for "Ugly Betty"), executive produced by Lena Dunham (HBO's "Girls"), Jenni Konner (HBO's "Girls") and Karen J. Lauder, and produced by Stacey Reiss and Richard Shepard.

The show will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.

Sebastian (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) is on a business trip to Tokyo. Handsome and hip, he represents a high-end Brooklyn men's grooming product company that has been successful in Japan. But there's a sadness in Sebastian that's not hard to notice, a past that's haunting him. He's also a film nerd, fascinated by Tokyo's visual splendor and its rich cinematic history. Sebastian is also fascinated by Claire (Elisabeth Moss), a beautiful and mysterious woman he keeps running into, first at a noodle shop, and later at a hidden jewel of a sake bar.

There's clearly something between them. Claire is a photographer, and roams the rich streets of this amazing city in search of images that will linger. Like Sebastian, there's more to her than meets the eye - a haunted sadness that proves an undeniable attraction for him. "Tokyo is a city of ghosts," she says.

Out with Shu (Shu Kakizawa), his local business partner, Sebastian reveals what is haunting him. He and his wife lost a child, and many months later are barely hanging on as a couple. Shu jokes that after all this time Sebastian should have an affair with a stranger. "It's easier with strangers. No history," Shu says. His idea lingers in Sebastian's mind, as he's already intrigued with Claire.

So begins an erotic, highly charged night between two Americans in a foreign land. But all is not what it seems. Truth is fiction, and fiction the new reality. And though the film has a haunted feel, this intimate story is also hopeful. Tokyo may be a city of ghosts, but it's also a mysterious, romantic city of rebirth.

TOKYO PROJECT had its world premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

In addition to "Girls," Richard Shepard's HBO credits include the documentary "I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale." He received a directing Emmy(R) for "Ugly Betty," and wrote and directed the feature films "The Matador," starring Pierce Brosnan, and "Dom Hemingway," starring Jude Law.

TOKYO PROJECT is produced by A Casual Romance and Priority Pictures; executive producers, Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner and Karen J. Lauder; writer and director, Richard Shepard; producers, Stacey Reiss and Richard Shepard.





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