Believe it or not, twenty months have passed since Maria Tran and Takashi Hara turned on the ignition for their latest first narrative feature project, Echo 8, two Decembers ago. Obviously with a deadly and sweeping pandemic making the rounds in 2020, getting anything even remotely done involving numbers of people was going to be a challenge, and thus, Tran and Hara have since faced their hurdles head on leading up to the film’s final shots back in February.
All that’s left now is post-production and the long haul that is the film market sales points as Echo 8 inches closer to a trailer launch and the possibility of acquisition news to come. Both Tran and Hara will also be relocating from Australia to their new home in Las Vegas, Nevada sometime in the not-too-distant future, which means film locals in the state should be in luck if they need some more hands-on talent. Tran’s been hustling for longer than I’ve been writing, and Hara’s been a promising feat ever since he paired up with Tran over at her Phoenix Eye banner some years ago.
In the meantime, the Echo 8 production has some behind-the-scenes footage to start things off, and you can check that out in the player below!