This was a passion project all stops pulled out for the inspirational Leza Lowitz.

Very grateful for the superb support I received form everyone on board. (credits below)

Jet Black and the Ninja Wind - Director, Producer, VFX Supervisor    

Simon and Schuster / Tuttle Publishing / Leza Lowitz and Shogo Oketani - Authors  

Produced, and Directed the 2-minute live action book trailer to promote the APALA award winning novel Jet Black and the Ninja Wind.  Managed budget and hiring; organized shoots in South Dakota desert and NYC; directed the DP, actors, high-wire stunt team, costumes, weapons, doubles, edit, color correction, and music and original sound.  Created heavy visual effects as well as text/graphics treatments.


Leza Lowitz and Shogo Oketani - Authors

Angleica Kushi - on Ninja Duty as Jet Black / Aerialist  Performer Actress

Chad Gardella - Director of Photography and Edit

Fouche - Music / Sound Desgin / Mixer

BLU J - Original Song "Thru" Composer

Bill Mulholland and Gwyneth Larsen  - Stunt Co-ordination/ Choreography

Vance Tucker  - Key Grip and all around great guy

Gavin Rosenberg - Colorist - Production Facility

Special thanks to

Alex, Anni and Buzz Hillestad As Jet Black (South Dakota), and Ninja Horde and down right awesome accompaniment in South Dakota

Kane Lee as Assassin

Lindsay Perry as Jet's Mom

Joseph Garret as Commando Henchmen

Jon Barli - Print Support

Jacob Robinette - Aerial Studio Location

Post Support Friends; Sue Romweber, Sam Stephens, Jason McConville, Jake Guttormsson and Jeffrey Buoncristiano Jon Barli