From deep in the pits at the Fuji Speedway to a live volcano spewing or simply embedded with the Japan National soccer team,
our passion lies "in the field".
We chase light and stories following a tell-it-like-it-is narrative of the human condition. From player profiles to pregame shows, travel docos and brand virals, we bring storytelling to sports entertainment with anecdotes, sequences of momentum, narrative twists and moments of reflection.
Chris and Christian first teamed up as an ENG crew for the FIFA 2010 World Cup South Africa. Embedded with the Japan team, we produced, directed, edited and shot footage/interviews for the pregame shows. If you saw Japan play, you saw our work. I guess we did something right because we were BACK for the 2014 World Cup.
Cameraman Chris Shepherd has filmed sports and documentaries for over 25 years. Based in London from 1998 to 2003, Chris shot Premier League soccer, the Australian Tennis Open official film, the Athens Olympics, 2004/5 Mild Seven Outdoor Quest, 2002 World Cup Japan, Transworld Sport, Rolex Sailing, Futbol Mundial. From 2003 to 2008, Chris filmed action & lifestyle to create a year round series on the ASP Surfing World Tour for TWI Australia. Outside of "work", Chris surfs overhead waves and runs marathons. More about "Shep" at shepdogproductions.com
As a producer managing over 70 projects, Christian Storms has spearheaded many Japan related TV shows for networks like the BBC (Top Gear, The Last Explorers), Channel 4, the Discovery Channel, Nat Geo (Banged Up Abroad), the History Channel (Marked) and AXN (The Amazing Race Asia) as well as commercials for NIKE and Apple. For Fox Sports Japan as a producer/director/editor, he created doco style day-in-the-life player profiles, history and fan based stories while bringing music video quality to the editing. In 2015, Christian co-produced the 7 million dollar US feature, DARC. As a dialogue coach/on-set interpreter for many feature films, Christian is fully bilingual and has also subtitled over 70 Japanese films. Outside of "work", Christian leads trad climbs and hopes to be a certified climbing guide soon. More about Christian at local81.jp
This site is testament to our mantra of integrity in our work. Life is change and we embrace it!