- JAPAN / 2014 / Japanese / Color / DCP / 64 min

Director: Miyake Sho
Photography: Suzuki Junya, Miyake Sho
Sound Editor: Hwang Young Chang
Producer: Matsui Hiroshi
Production: Aichi Arts Center
Source: Pigdom

A small apartment much like any other in Japan. Hip-hop musicians OMSB and Bim get together with their friends to record a track. This film captures the creative process carefully and intimately. As well as being a valuable document of the act of creating a track, it is a record of the humour and affection in the daily lives of these young people.

[Director’s Statement] For some reason when I see the serious yet playful way OMSB, Bim and their three friends “work at making music” I feel naturally energized. They remind me of the simple, universal, and supreme pleasure of making something with your friends. They call the small space where they live THE COCKPIT. Such “cockpits” in fact exist everywhere. Any location can become a cockpit—even one’s desk, the kitchen, or a movie theater.

- Miyake Sho

Born in 1984 in Sapporo. Completed the elementary fiction course at the Film School of Tokyo. Good for Nothing (2010) was his debut feature film. Playback (2012) was shown in the International Competition at the Locarno Film Festival. His current film THE COCKPIT has been accepted into the First Films International Competition at the international documentary film festival Cinéma du Réel. His other works include Diary Without Words/201466 (2014).