Pompo is a talented and gutsy producer in “Nyallywood,” the movie-making capital of the world. Although she’s known for B-movies, one day Pompo tells her movie-loving but apprehensive assistant Gene that he will direct her next script: a delicate drama about a tormented artistic genius, starring the legendary and Brando-esque actor Martin Braddock, and a young actress seeking her first break. But when the production heads towards chaos, can Gene rise to Pompo’s challenge, and succeed as a first-time director?
Directed by veteran animator Takayuki Hirao and produced by brand-new animation studio CLAP, Pompo the Cinephile is a rollicking, exuberant ode to the power of the movies, and the joys and heartbreak of the creative process, as a new director and his team devote their lives to the pursuit of a “masterpiece.”
“[An] earnest expression of the power of movies to change lives for the better, and of the soul-inspiring work it takes to create true art.”
— IN REVIEW ONLINE
"Packed with visual homages and a deep abounding love for film in all its forms, from campy B-movies to Oscar-winning material, It's a must-watch if you love cinema in any form.”
— ANIME NEWS NETWORK
"An absolute delight to watch."
— COASTAL HOUSE MEDIA