Is a contemporary hyperrealist sculptor living and working in Los Angeles. After working 25 years as a special effects makeup artist in Hollywood, Kazu decisively shifted focus in 2012, dedicating himself full time to fine art sculpture. 

 

     Kazu is a self taught pioneer in the craft of using contemporary materials to create the illusion of life.  Having discovered the art of special effects makeup for himself while perusing American magazines as a teenager, he developed skills through mimicry, trial and error.  In 1987, he found the address for Dick Smith in Fangoria Magazine and initiated a pen pal student/mentor relationship with him which eventually resulted in Kazu’s first film gig fresh out of high school. 
 

KAZUHIRO TSUJI

ARTIST
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
ACTOR

GARY OLDMAN

     Is an English actor, filmmaker, musician and author who has performed in theatre, film and television. He is known for his "big" acting style and on-screen diversity. 

 

     Oldman's films include the Batman franchise, the Harry Potter franchise, Léon: The Professional (1994) and The Fifth Element (1997).

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FILM DIRECTOR

GUILLERMO  DEL TORO

     Is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. In his filmmaking career, del Toro has alternated between Spanish-language dark fantasy pieces, such

as the gothic horror film 

The Devil's Backbone (2001), and Pan's Labyrinth (2006), and more mainstream American action movies, such as the vampire superhero action film Blade II(2002), the supernatural superhero film Hellboy (2004), and the science fiction monster film 

Pacific Rim (2013).

     In addition to his directing works, del Toro is a prolific producer, his producing works including acclaimed and successful films.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

ARTIST

CHET ZAR

     Born in the harbor town of San Pedro, CA, Chet Zar's interest in art began at an early age.

     The combined interest in horror films and art eventually culminated into a career as a special effects make up artist, designer and sculptor for the motion picture industry, designing and creating creatures and make up effects effects for such films as, "The Ring", "Hellboy I & II", "Planet of the Apes" and the critically acclaimed music videos for the art metal band Tool.

 

     His fundamental principle of documentary filming is to approach each visual element as representing a deeper thematic insight, striving to inform and engage audiences with

each frame.

DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER

ALINE PIMENTEL

     Is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and now lives and works in New York City.

     Throughout her life, Aline has always harbored a strong passion for the arts. This interest drove her to recently launch New Minds Studio, a platform that recruits fresh artistic talent and creates collaborations and experiences that seek to redefine the standard perception of art and film. Through New Minds, Aline now debut her first short film, which she both produced and directed.  

     John has a knack for bridging industries in order to create fresh and creative content. Architecture combined with fashion, technology crossed with art. He carries a Bachelor’s degree in film production, and has worked on festival circuit shorts, documentaries and broadcast commercials.

 

     John’s techniques are visually intricate, often mixing soft, abstract macro imagery, grand landscapes and intimate human close ups bringing a dynamic edge to his cinematography. 

JOHN GORDON

CINEMATOGRAPHER AND EDITOR
CONTACT

hello@newmindsstudio.com

+1 9175616060

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