Liam Billingham is a filmmaker, theatre director/designer, and media maker based in New York City. A 2005 graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Theatre (Acting/Directing), Liam collaborated with UNH graduate Harmony Stempel (’06) on HUMAN FRUIT BOWL, a one-woman show about art and nude modeling. The show premiered in the 2011 Prague Fringe Festival, where it received numerous accolades and subsequently played in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, and New York City. His last two short films, ALL DRESSED UP and DISPLAY, premiered in the Big Apple Film Festival in NYC. Liam is currently in the middle of submitting his short film PURPLE to numerous festivals. He is also in post-production on FUTURE PERFECT, a short fiction film inspired by his years teaching English as a Second Language. Liam also runs TIE DAY MEDIA, an NYC production company.
When Jun Igarashi was about 10 going on 11, the Godzilla movie series first hit him. It was the first thing that ever truly scared him. Ever since, he’s been a movie kid. At that time, his interests didn’t range too far from Godzilla, Ultra Man, and the films from Studio Ghibli (the famous animation studio that produced Totoro and Spirited Away). About a year later, he saw his first foreign film: a small American indie called Back To The Future. That was the beginning of his love affair with American culture, cinema, and rock n’ roll. He spent his teens watching the films of Takeshi Kitano, Akira Kurosawa (particularly his Jidaigeiki (‘warring states era’) films – Seven Samurai, Yojimbo), Shohei Imamura, Wim Wenders, Sergio Leone, Tarantino, Coppola, Spielberg, and others. It was the 1960’s classic, Billy Wilder’s The Apartment, that led him to move to New York City, where he began his film career in earnest. Now he shoots, writes, edits, directs, and produces short films and videos with Liam Billingham.