Randall Okita

Randall Okita

Program Completed at the CFC

Cineplex Entertainment Film Program (Directors' Lab), Short Dramatic Film Program, Telefilm Canada Micro-Budget Production Program

Title of CFC Production Involved In

TRANSMISSION

Completion Year

2009, 2010, 2014

Current Information

Current Company

Absitomen Media Inc.

Current Title

Director/Producer

Biography

Randall Lloyd Okita is a Canadian artist and filmmaker whose work often incorporates elements of sculpture, technology, physically challenging performances or stunt-work, and sumptuous cinematography. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, he has lived and worked in Japan, Vancouver and Toronto. His work has won national and international acclaim, has been broadcast on television and screened at festivals around the world. 

Machine with Wishbone (Toronto International Film Festival 2008) featured the work of celebrated kinetic sculptors Arthur Ganson and Alan Storey and involved the creation of mechanical sets and visual choreography. Fish in Barrel (Toronto International Film Festival, 2009) took the cameras underwater as well as incorporating ultra slow-motion videography and complex stunts. For No Contract (2011 Festival du Nouveau Cinema), the physically challenging stunts included full-body burn pyrotechnics and wire assisted jumps. For Portrait as a Random Act of Violence (TIFF 2013), Randall created an original large-scale installation and kinetic sculpture, pushing the boundaries of performance, mechanical artwork and cinema. 

In addition to making things in Toronto, Randall is a regular guest speaker, instructor, panelist and jury member. He has participated in the Directors Lab at the Canadian Film Centre, The Berlinale Talent Lab and is acting Program Director and Filmmaker in Residence for Presenting Our Vision, a registered charity and training network dedicated to exposing youth to filmmaking. His favorite road snack is celery.