SHADOW RANCH

INNOVATIVE ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY

Shadow Ranch was a Film Production Company and Art Colony set in Joshua Tree. It was active between 1994-1999. It was reactivated in 2012 and officially reborn in 2019.

 
This museum is dedicated to my grandfather Kuhara Fuasnosuke, who created the Kuhara Mine. It is on this land that he started the electric company Hitachi.

This museum is dedicated to my grandfather Kuhara Fuasnosuke, who created the Kuhara Mine. It is on this land that he started the electric company Hitachi.

KUHARA

My Japanese grandfather, KUHARA FUSANOSUKE was an INDUSTRIAL MAGNATE and a powerful POLITICIAN. I knew him for the last 10 years of his life, in the twilight of his empire.

He built the 2nd largest copper mine in Japan with 6200 employees. Kuhara built and owned other heavy industries and founded HITACHI and NISSAN.

As a politician and diplomat he met with Mao Zedong, Joseph Stalin, Prime minister Neville Chamberlain, Emporer Hirohito, and many Japanese Prime Ministers. He was elected to the Diet, was a Cabinet Minister and the head of a major political party. He believed in Sun Yat Sen so he invested heavily in his Chinese Revolution.  Kuhara was honored by the writer Yukio Mishima for his involvement in the February 26th incident.

KUHARA FUSANOSUKE BIOGRAPHY - 107 page book translated from Japanese

Kuhara lived comfortably to the age of 96. I spent a lot of time with him when I was young. To me he was just Ogichama (Grandfather), always in a good mood and never angry. His wife Tamako passed away 20 years later at the age of 97. By that time the fortune had been spent. But I inherited his blood and his legacy.

UTOPIA 7

at SHADOW RANCH

All the imagery originated on 35mm film and early digital cameras, then composited on consumer Mac computers using Photoshop. It’s not perfect but you get the idea and the flavor. The website was completed in 1999 when all we had was DSL dialup. You’ll need to enlarge the images on your browser.

All the imagery originated on 35mm film and early digital cameras, then composited on consumer Mac computers using Photoshop. It’s not perfect but you get the idea and the flavor. The website was completed in 1999 when all we had was DSL dialup. You’ll need to enlarge the images on your browser.

We’re making FUTURIST ADVENTURE FILMS about an off the grid, progressive liberal, survivalist village: The stories are spread over a 100 years on the same piece as of land. This was first written in the late nineteen nineties, but is more relevant now more than ever.

AFTER THE GRID GOES DOWN

SEE SERIES OUTLINE IN THW 1999 VISUAL CONCEPT BOOK. UTOPIA7.com UNCHANGED SINCE 1999.

WE NEED A WHOLE RANGE OF ENTHUSIASTIC AND SKILLED PARTICIPANTS.

We are always looking for talented people to be a part of SHADOW RANCH. Want all kinds of people. Artists, actors, models, designers, investors,, re-creators, craftspeople, film people, musicians, sound light techs in a creative and fun environment.

Please send in as much information as you can about yourself: What your skills are. How do you want to participate. Proximity to Joshua Tree or Los Angeles, and availability. Actors send in headshots and resumes to Mind Tease Media at 1626 Wilcox Ave. Suite 600. Hollywood, CA 90028.

CONTACT: IF YOU WANT TO JOIN OR HAVE QUESTIONS.

CONTACT: MATTHEW PATRICK DIRECTLY. SEND COMMENTS, IDEAS, QUESTIONS.

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