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October 5, 2021

Presenting Robu

We are thrilled to share ROBU, the award-winning film created and directed by Portal A’s co-founder and creative director Kai Hasson and co-produced by our Head of Production and partner Elyse Preiss.

Watch the full film on Dust and read more about Robu in Shots.

Robu was shot on location in Tokyo, and stars the Emmy-award winning actor Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight, When They See Us).

The film, which follows the protagonist’s journey through Tokyo to discover a mythical comic book left to him by his father, premiered on DUST, the leading distributor of science fiction content. The reception has been phenomenal.

Robu was an official selection at the Austin Film Festival, the Napa Film Festival, the Hollyshorts film festival, among others, and was given Best Film Award at Tokyo’s leading ShortShorts film festival.

This project is near and dear to our hearts. We hope you enjoy.

Created and Directed By: Kai Hasson
Written By: Josh Hallman and Kai Hasson
Produced By: Elyse Preiss and Kenji Christopher Green
Director of Photography: Alex Jacobs
Edited By: Aleshka Ferrero and Kai Hasson
Production Design & Original Art By: Kikuo Ota
Music By: Steve Reidell
Associate Producers: Bryant Swanstrom, Olivia Parker
Produced With: Portal A