Masahiro Sugano receives a 2017 GAP Award

IAS faculty member Masahiro Sugano received a 2017 GAP Award from the Artist Trust for the completion of his latest film HEADLOCK (working title) - a short magical realism film set in the Pacific Northwest. Inspired by the cinema of Emir Kustrica and Alejandro Jodorowsky, this live action film utilizes subtle fantastic elements to create a bold narrative of mythical proportions. The film is imagined as a dreamlike allegory centered around two working-class male characters set in the city of Tacoma.