This episode of Forward Filmmaker features Akira Boch. An LA-based, Emmy-winning filmmaker, Boch has been directing shorts, documentaries, and music videos since high school. His films reflect his strong ties to his Japanese heritage and passion for music. Among them are the PBS documentary Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience, as well as Atomic Café, which delves into the 70s LA Punk scene, and The Crumbles, an indie-rock comedy about an up and coming band. He discusses all of this, with an emphasis on how he infuses music and culture into his work.
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