The Story of Sushi, told in video with handcrafted miniatures

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Boing Boing pal Joe Sabia, who works with me to create our in-flight Boing Boing Virgin America TV channel, shares his latest project. This delightful short film was 7 months in the making, all done with hand-made miniatures. It's a promotional video for Bamboo Sushi, a restaurant in Portland.

Joe says:

Lori Nix/Kathleen Gerber were the brilliant miniature model makers. Vincent Peone directed. Michael T scored. Matt McCorkle did Sound FX.

Full cast and credits here.


  1. Is it just my feed or is the audio soundtrack too loud and the voice too quiet? I can barely hear the narrator. Maybe I need a hearing aid.

  2. I was fully engrossed in the world of miniature. Then that hand swooped in, and I was sent back to my world of big problems, like the big amount of dishes I have to clean up soon.

    Luckily, price keeps me away from seafood for most of the year. But I can’t help myself in summer when I gorge on sashimi and oysters. The fish of which is local and pole-caught and the oysters… well oysters are pretty much the top non-guilt choice, and good for those who don’t eat meat (B12).

  3. Embedding “Camptown Races” as a cryptomelody (bycatch sitting at the table scene) seems an odd bit of semiotic meta-commentary in a story about competing “journeys”. Realism with style… place your bets.

  4. Aw, it doesn’t include a scene with the King of the Ocean- “I have the entire system worked out, starting with boat building,” (Reverend) Moon said”,0,656681.story

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