The first trailer debuted for the Japanese underground dance drama Dreams on Fire set to celebrate its North American Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal.
The feature debut from Canadian-born, Japan-based filmmaker Philippe McKie, Dreams on Fire is described as a love letter to the dynamic and striking urban dance and underground scene of Tokyo and the artists that occupy it. Philippe, who also wrote, art-directed, and edited the film, has been living in Japan for the past ten years and worked in the fashion industry, DJed in Tokyo clubs, and continued to make films.
The cast is filled with exciting break-out and accomplished talents from Japan across a range of disciplines, many of which in their feature film debuts, including model, YouTube make-up influencer, and Harajuku Fashion icon Haruka Kurebayashi; popular idol group Akishibu Project member Rinomaru; adult-film star Okuda Saki; legendary underground Tokyo model Hirari Ikeda; celebrated fetish and circus performer Yusura; and Mika, Mirin, and Yuriya of the internationally recognized, widely acclaimed go-go dance crew CyberJapan, alongside Akaji Maro, the most distinguished living Butoh performer, who can also be seen in Kill Bill 1 & 2, and Masahiro Takashima, A-list actor in Japan and featured in the smash hit Kingdom.
Dreams on Fire will celebrate its North American Premiere on August 8th at the Cinéma du Musée as part of the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal. The film is theatrically released in Japan and on the festival circuit in the rest of the world.
Watch the official trailer below for Dreams on Fire .