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.
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 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. I didn’t inherit anything of monetary value, but I have his blood, and am part of a historical legacy. I celebrate him.
at SHADOW RANCH
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 are always looking for talented people to be a part of SHADOW RANCH, a film production company and art colony. 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 are your skills? How do you want to participate? Please include proximity to Joshua Tree or Los Angeles, and your availability. Actors send in headshots and resumes to Mind Tease Media at 1626 Wilcox Ave. Suite 600. Hollywood, CA 90028.
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