Godzilla Gemstone Video Audition Project Winner Launches Web Series

posted on by Kim Morrissy

The winner of Toho Co., LTD. and AlphaBoat's video audition project GEMSTONE's first audition call is a short titled Kaiju Ningyō Gojiban (Kaiju Doll Gojiban) by the puppet theater group Atelier Koganemushi. The audition call centered on "Godzilla" as a theme. The winning short has inspired a web series, which will stream on 5pm Fridays (JST) on Godzilla's official YouTube channel "TOHO Tokusatsu Channel" starting from August 9.

The first episode is below:

GEMSTONE was created to promote artists of all stripes across the world. The project aims to discover raw talent in animation, illustration, songwriting, music, acting, and other fields so that TOHO and AlphaBoat can give artists an even bigger platform. The project's first audition call centered on "Godzilla" as a theme, while the third audition call centered on "Ultraman." GEMSTONE opened its fourth contest earlier this month with the audition call of "Shinjuku."

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