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Yun M. Watanabe

Born in Madrid in 1981 to a Spanish father and a Japanese mother, Yun M. Watanabe knew how to take advantage of mixed cultures to develop a unique and avant-garde style. With a degree in Media Communication from Complutense University of Madrid, he combined his studies with his first audiovisual projects. Thanks to his origins and his academic training, he speaks Spanish, Japanese and English. As a multidisciplinary artist, he stood out as a musician and dancer before he became an audiovisual director.

 

Watanabe was always interested in the narrative language used in different media: cinema, music videos, and videogames. In 2002, he made his debut with “Via Íntima,” one of the first hypermedia short films, prized in several contests around the world. It also was included in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival.

 

After directing music videos and commercials in Spain with clients such as McCann Erickson and Ogilvy, Watanabe moved to Japan where he’s in charge of pieces for companies such as Sony or Wowow. Also in Tokyo, the creator of the saga “Resident Evil” trusted him to direct the cinematics, the trailers and the commercials for the videogame “The Evil Within,” which has sold more than three million copies around the globe.

 

Nowadays, he’s a freelance director and lives in Tokyo, but he’s open to facing new audiovisual challenges any place on Earth.

 

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