Takashi Murakami's "Jellyfish Eyes"
for his ocular aesthetic and pop-art-inspired wall installations,
Japanese mixed-media artist Takashi Murakami brought his feature
filmmaking debut "Jellyfish Eyes" to the Film Independent at LACMA film series last Spring. Watch the eye-popping, insane first trailer for the film, which kicks off a museum rollout on May 1, here.
his contemporary visual art, Murakami's colorful film juxtaposes
cute-and-cuddly with the grotesque. Blending CGI and live-action,
"Jellyfish Eyes" follows a young boy who moves to a small city in the
Japanese countryside. But Masashi soon discovers that inside the
apartment he shares with his mother lives a tiny monster, and that
beneath this strange city is a sordid bedrock of conspiracies, cults and
Allegedly, this ambitious film was ten years in the making. And based on the trailer below, which debuted on Vanity Fair, Murakami's yeoman efforts show. Screening info is here.