Director: Peter I. Chang
Peter I. Chang is a Taiwanese-born artist and filmmaker. He and producer Mitch Cullin established Workshop Lo-Vi with an aim to create quality digital film projects with little or no budget. Workshop Lo-Vi's first full-length production was 2006's I WANT TO DESTROY AMERICA, which was Chang's directorial debut. In 2008, he completed TOKYO IS DREAMING, a non-narrative feature in the tradition of the City Symphonies of the early 20th Century cinema. The film is an observation of Japan's bustling capital during a 24-hour time period. It received its world premiere in UK at the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival.
Producer: Mitch Cullin
Mitch Cullin is the author of eight acclaimed books of fiction, including A SLIGHT TRICK OF THE MIND and THE POST-WAR DREAM. His novel TIDELAND was adapted for the screen and directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Tilly, and had its worldwide release in the summer of 2006. When not writing, he has worked as both producer and cameraman on Workshop Lo-Vi projects, the first of which was 2006's I WANT TO DESTROY AMERICA. TOKYO IS DREAMING is Cullin's second feature film in collaboration with Peter I. Chang.
Composer: John Convertino
John Convertino's musical associations read like a who's who of contemporary music. As both a founding member of Friends of Dean Martinez and Calexico, he has also played with Howe Gelb's experimental band Giant Sand, as well as lending his multi-instrumental talents to artists as diverse as Willie Nelson, Nancy Sinatra, Lisa Germano, Neko Case, and Vic Chestnutt. Now recording and performing primarily with the Tucson-based Calexico, Convertino continues to explore Southwestern culture through his music. Further building upon an interest in found sounds and the more personal approach of home recording, he released his debut solo album RAGLAND, the music of which is featured in TOKYO IS DREAMING. RAGLAND was released in 2005 via Sommerweg label in Germany.