Jellyfish Eyes

Jellyfish Eyes

Directed by Takashi Murakami • 2013 • Japan

The world-famous artist Takashi Murakami made his directorial debut with Jellyfish Eyes, taking his boundless imagination to the screen in a tale of friendship and loyalty that also addresses humanity's propensity for destruction. After moving to a country town with his mother following his father's death, a young boy befriends a charming, flying, jellyfish-like sprite, only to discover that his schoolmates have similar friends, and that neither they nor the town itself are what they seem to be. Pointedly set in a post-Fukushima world, Murakami's modest-budgeted special effects extravaganza boasts unforgettable creature designs and carries a message of cooperation and hope for all ages.

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Jellyfish Eyes
  • Jellyfish Eyes

    Directed by Takashi Murakami • 2013 • Japan

    The world-famous artist Takashi Murakami made his directorial debut with Jellyfish Eyes, taking his boundless imagination to the screen in a tale of friendship and loyalty that also addresses humanity's propensity for destruction. After moving to a cou...

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  • Takashi Murakami on JELLYFISH EYES

    In this interview, conducted in July 2015 at the Kaikai Kiki studio in New York, director Takashi Murakami talks about the genesis of JELLYFISH EYES, how the film was informed by the television of his childhood, and the evolution of his approach to making art.

  • Takashi Murakami: The Art of Film

    This 2015 piece features behind-the-scenes footage of director Takashi Murakami and the rest of the cast and crew during the making of JELLYFISH EYES.

  • Making F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

    In the following 2015 piece, director Takashi Murakami’s special effects crew and clay model makers bring to life the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. of JELLYFISH EYES.