Directed by Jonathan Yi
Giant squid costumes, human bowling and unicycles. These are just a few of the outrageous shenanigans that transpire during a performance by self-described “Japanese Action Comic Punk” band Peelander-Z. Led by Peelander-Yellow, all band members are named by color — Peelander-Red, Peelander-Green and Peelander-Pink — and claim to hail from Planet Peelander.
Making its West Coast premiere, MAD TIGER takes us into the outrageous world of Peelander-Z and chronicles the relationship between two of the bandmates and friends, Peelander-Yellow and Peelander-Red. When Red decides to quit after 15 years with the band, their friendship is tested and both are catapulted into finding greater meaning in their lives through their art and relationship with each other.
— Ashlyn Perri
Co-presented by: TRAKTIVIST – Asian American Music + Radio
Director/Producer/Cinematographer: Jonathan Yi, Michael Haertlein
Producer: Josh Koury
Editor: Hisayo Kushida
Subject: Kengo Hioki, Kotaro Tsukada, Yumiko Hioki, Akiteru Ito, Akihiko Naruse