Leaking Life

Whirling waves curling clouds endless expanses tides twirl a form a square floats falls crashes smashes splashes oozes scattered blurred consumed emerges drips drops gurgles bubbles drains rains runs into the sink molecules osmosis symbiosis metamorphosis hypnosis devouring loops entwined serpentine vibrations striations losing traces spores pores pairs everything in flux everything in tea.
by Shunsaku Hayashi Japan 2019 Without language 15’ Colour World premiere


Written and Directed by Shunsaku Hayashi
Cinematography Shunsaku Hayashi
Animation Shunsaku Hayashi
Editing Shunsaku Hayashi
Music Makoto Itabashi
Sound Design Makoto Itabashi
Sound Makoto Itabashi
Production Design Shunsaku Hayashi
Production Manager Shunsaku Hayashi
Producer Shunsaku Hayashi
Executive Producer Shunsaku Hayashi

Produced by

Shunsaku Hayashi

Born in Osaka, Japan in 1992, he studied fine art at Goldsmiths, University of London from 2012 to 2015 as a recipient of the Japan Cultural Ministry Abroad Research Fellowship for up-and-coming artists. His recent short films have won awards including the Animated Shorts Grand Jury Prize at the 24th Slamdance Film Festival in Utah, the Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film at the 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival in Michigan and the Golden Horseman for Best Animated Film in the International Competition at the 28th Filmfest Dresden.

Filmography (short films)

2015 Remember 2017 Railment · Interstitial 2018 Down Escalation 2019 Leaking Life

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019