Red Bull Japan
Limitless | Takeru Otsuka
Limitless is a documentary series on four world-class snow-athletes, each striving to reach a new level in their performance ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
This episode features Japanese snowboarding phenom Takeru Otsuka. In 2018, as a fresh-faced 17year old, Takeru became the youngest athlete to win a gold medal in Big Air at X Games Norway. He backed this feat with another gold medal the following year at X Games Aspen. Destined for even greater things, Takeru broke his fibula during a high-profiled video shoot.
Filmed over three years during covid where international travel was mostly prohibited, can Takeru return to his top-level competition form in a sport where progression is rapid?
Featuring | Takeru Otsuka, Mark McMorris, Selema Masekela, Sato Yasuhiro, Daisuke Nogami, Akira Otsuka, Tomomi Otuska
Client | Red Bull Japan
Distrubutor | Red Bull TV
Red Bull Japan Producer | Jean Mare
Red Bull Athlete Manager | Yosuke Kotaki
Red Bull Production Manager | Yoko Ishitani
Production Company | It Started with Hay
Director, Producer & Writer | Tak Nakano
Director of Photography (Japan) | Kevin Ito, Yuzuru Nakatani, Yosuke Suga, Kiyomasa Kawasaki, Thomas W Carey, Naoki Utsumi, Naoya Matsumoto, Nobutaka Shirahama
Director of Photography (USA) | Neu Productions, John Roderick
Field Director (Fukushima) | Shinichi Tsugawa
Sound Mixer (Fukushima) | Mariel Lohninger
CA/Data Wrangler (Fukushima) | Yosuke Koino
Teradek Technician (Fukushima) | Derek Frampton Davis
PA (Fukushima) | Riho Hayashi
Editor | Ryusuke Okajima, Tom W Carey
Post Production | imageMill, Keishi Ueda, David Jimenez, Red Bull Media House, Ariane Stellwag, Johanna Hoerl, Tara Nissl
GFX | Gary Yeung
Footage courtesy of FIS World Cup, XGames