The idea of filming KarÅshi shaped up while on assignment in Tokyo. We knew right away that we were onto a very powerful message.
In Japan, people die typing on their computers at their offices, because of overwork. They have a word for it: KarÅshi. It literally means ‘death from overwork’.
Three voices from Japanese workers recount their hard-to-believe realities of their jobs in Tokyo, while the Super8 film rolls through trains and streets revealing a problem which feels like a distant blurred dream. But the reality is a nightmare of pandemic proportions.
KarÅshi revolves around one of our greatest conflicts as societies, that is, how far would we go to give up our lives in order to earn money. KarÅshi is a manifesto, an urge to reflect on how we have come to normalize such incredible work behaviours.
We are right now confined in a historical crossroads as a species, with plenty of time to contemplate ourselves deeply, and the precious opportunity to shift gears and move forward in a very different way.
Film by Juan and Arturo Herrero Sound Design by Luis Ortega Premiered in Nowness Picks
"From Above" its FAVX first single from their debut LP, coming out in 2019. Filmed by Arturo Herrero at El Pinar. Starring: Daniel Treviño, Carlos Cascos and Jaime Gómez. Thanks to Arturo and Alicia Yanes. From Above is a song by FAVX. Recorded by Hans at Monreal Studios and mastered by Victor in Ultramarinos Costa Brava. Performed by Dani, Carlos and Nicolás.
We flee the shallow surf culture to explore waves, inspiring places to surf and enjoy la Pachamama. Fish Daze is a result of two weeks random filming - random wandering across some of Spain’s emptier coastlines. Made by two fish brothers. Music: Ricky eats acid - There is only you in the light & nothing else. Nils Frahm - A2 (Max Cooper remix). Film by Arturo & Juan Herrero. Fish animator: Eduardo Manera.
After reaching a turning point, snowboarder Vic González faces a new life from scratch, a new body; taking on a spiritual ride to the center of the inner self, a trip towards the true strength, his will.
Directed by: Arturo Herrero, Juan Herrero, Mario Abadía
Drone: Arturo Herrero
Script: Juan Herrero
Edition: Mario Abadía
Sound: Pelayo Trives
Music: "Automne"- Flowers for Bodysnatchers, "Dismantling Frank"- Bonobo
Winner best shortfilm at Skimetraje Play Pyrenees 2019.
A music video featuring the song "There Will Be Blood" by King Cayman. Total budget: 82,5€ Filmed with a sony a7s. Filmed and directed by Arturo Herrero and Juan Herrero. Starring: Alberto Gómez, Dani Treviño, Jaime Egaña, Jaime Arlandis. Color: Juan Miranda. Music: "There Will Be Blood" by King Cayman. Special thanks to the third brother and flare technician Javier Herrero.
Climber and world champion Urko Carmona shares some thoughts on the wall.