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Girls fans suffering from withdrawal after Sunday night’s series finale might want to check out the short film, Tokyo Project, premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively debuting the trailer for the short, written and directed by Richard Shepard, who directed many episodes of Girls over the show’s six seasons, including memorable standalone half-hours “One Man’s Trash” and “American Bitch.”
In the moody, wordless preview, lilting music plays as stars Elisabeth Moss and Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls‘ Desi) travel the streets of Japan alone before they’re shown together, walking hand-in-hand.
The film follows Moss-Bachrach’s Sebastian on a business trip to Tokyo, where he’s fascinated by a mystery woman he keeps running into (Moss’ Claire). Through her and the city they explore, Sebastian discovers that the truth and past are as elusive as love.
Shepard produced the film alongside Stacey Reiss, co-producer Ericka Naegle and executive producers Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner and Karen J. Lauder.
“I was really wanting to make a love story,” Shepard said in a statement. “Tokyo Project was a way to direct a different sort of film then I was used to making. I wanted to do something intimate, with a small crew. Something beautiful, and from the heart. I was blessed with great actors and a location as romantic and mysterious as the story itself. Add to that a donated camera and post work, and a few residual checks from Girls and this special movie emerged.”
Girls memorably went to Japan in the show’s fifth season as Shoshanna moved there for work.
Tokyo Project will have its world premiere in the “Postcards” shorts section at Tribeca.
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