Phoenix Films Opens a Studio in Ginza!

This studio is the perfect spot for the creative mind to express itself.

For 2 years, I’ve been ‘based’ out of a Regus rented office in Kannai, the size of a walk-in closet, as a matter of convenience and legality, for my film production business to operate. Phoenix Films, however, always existed as an entity that thrived on being out of the office and interacting with our clients in different parts of Japan (and in some cases, parts of America!)

Now, I (Zach), and Phoenix Films as a legal entity, have come across an opportunity I simply could not pass up.

Partnering with Ginza Hub coworking space in the heart of Tokyo, I have recently opened up Ginza Studio, a full-service, fully-modular, community-driven studio, where we offer bookings for photography and videography, and memberships for those who are seriously creative about their productivity. Some of the plans also include packages from Phoenix Films, so please check out the previous hyperlink for more information on those packages.

This Space is being built as a community effort. We want people to bring their ideas and their art for seminar ideas, as well as holding Tokyo Creative Community events here as well.

I encourage all of you to check out the studio website (separate from the Phoenix Films site) at, and please feel free to use the email for more information.

Portfolio: Kojo Apple Emergency Light

This is a video commissioned by Kojo Industries, a very good client of mine. Featuring a model from Aomori and the music of another Aomori native, this video features an intriguing product displayed recently by Kojo at a number of events around Japan-an Aomori Apple-shaped emergency light.

I used color correction techniques to give this video a natural, relaxed feel, the same feeling one would get when visiting Aomori. Shot in one day in Akihabara with Kojo staff present, this was quite a learning experience for me, yet I still feel I taught a lot of people a number of things about videography that day.

Enjoy the video. If you’d like your own product showcased in cinematic form, contact me at