D I R E C T O R 

2019 Director Reel

A collection of commercials, documentaries, music videos, and short films I directed over the last three years.

21Q - What makes you, you?

An elegant match-making app designed to spark meaningful connections.

Client: 21Q twentyoneq.com
Creative Director: Kyle Bristow
Director: Shimon Machida
Producer/DOP: Sepehr Mahbob
Production Designer: Stephanie Townsend

Live on Cue - A Dance Narrative

An unexpected synchronicity spurs between two dancers with opposing styles.

Performed and Choreographed by: Zach Kostersky and Rachael Withers

Director: Shimon Machida
Producer/Editor: Josh Aries
Director of Photography: Praveen P Soni
Music: "Nujabaile" by Thaddeus Miya

"The Resonance of Nature" - Voyager Guitars (Ad)

Voyager Guitars are handmade guitars from Minami Izu, Japan.

Starring: Alexander Hunter
Film & Music by: Shimon Machida


"Gift" - Blak Suit (Official Music Video)

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Paris Music Video Underground 2016

Official Music Video for "Gift" from the Japanese artist Blak Suit.

℗ 2015 Wonderstanding Japan Ltd.

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"Incandesce" (Short Film)

OFFICIAL SELECTION: North by Midwest Micro Budget Film Festival 2015 


WINNER: "Silver Lei Award" Honolulu Film Awards


A security guard finds her old friend injured after an unknown blackout plunges a city into total darkness.


"Rain" (Short Film)

WINNER: "Best Technical" Vancouver Island Short Film Festival 2014


OFFICIAL SELECTION: London Sci-Fi Film Festival 2015


OFFICIAL SELECTION: The DIY Film Festival 2015


In a world where memories can be stored on the internet, Sid finds a strange disconnect in the information he receives.