Warigami — Official Trailer

source:   canneseries.com

added: Wed, Apr 3rd '19

The ancient Japanese art of paper folding has been turned into a new form of hand-to-hand combat in this new action web-series about a Japanese woman who discovers she comes from a long line of ancient warriors who can turn paper into deadly weapons.

Check out the trailer for "Warigami," a Canadian-produced short-form web series that will be making its world premiere next week in competition at France's Canneseries Festival.

Created by Eddie Kim, the action drama stars Canadian actress Emily Piggford (from Netflix's "The Umbrella Academy") as Wendy Ohata, a skilled fighter who must enlist the help of her long-lost twin brother in order to rescue their grandfather, a Warigami master, who has just been taken by the Japanese Yakuza.

The cast also includes Kai Bradbury (The Man in the High Castle), Miho Suzuki (I Am a Hero), Hiro Kanagawa (iZombie, Altered Carbon), Akiel Julien (Wayne), and David Hewlett (The Shape of Water, Stargate: Atlantis).

The series, which consists of ten episodes (6 minutes to 12 minutes each), is directed by Canadian helmer Jason Lapeyre, whose directing credits include the cult Canadian thrillers "I Declare War" and "Cold Blooded" and also the TV docudramas "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story" and "Who Killed JonBenet?"

"Warigami" is set to debut April 10th at Canneseries. It will then be released later in the year on CBC Gem in Canada and on CW Seed in the US.

Wendy Ohata (Emily Piggford) has just made three startling realizations: One, she has a twin brother named Vincent. Two, she's a kami-jin -- a descendent of an ancient Japanese people who can turn paper into deadly weapons. And three, there's a kami-jin warrior named Sadako hunting her down for reasons she doesn't understand.


directed by   Jason Lapeyre

starring   Emily Piggford, Kai Bradbury, Miho Suzuki, Hiro Kanagawa, Akiel Julien, David Hewlett

release date   Coming Soon (on CBC Gem in Canada and on CW Seed in the US)

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