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2045 A.D. A new genetic disease is causing humans to reject their own organs. Cybernetic enhancements are the only means to survive. One desperate man is forced to steal cybernetic implants to save an innocent life.



Temple is a concept short film for a science-fiction cyberpunk thriller, helmed by the same team that produced The Akira Project, a crowd-sourced, live-action trailer based on the manga AKIRA, released in May 2014. It garnered over 3 million views online and received wide media coverage by Wired, The Creators Project, /Film, Mashable, amongst many others. The director, Nguyen-Anh Nguyen, is now developing TEMPLE as his first long form project, basing himself on everything he loves; dystopian sci-fi, cyborgs and martial arts with a touch of manga thrown in for good measure. Supported again by a talented global production crew, we recently shot a short film to be launched online in mid-2015, which will serve as a proof of concept for the financing of the feature film.

Cast & Team


Osric Chau

Character: Oz

Coming from a stunts background, Osric stumbled onto the acting scene with his martial arts prowess and has since transitioned into an accomplished actor. His breakout role was the Tibetan Monk in the epic disaster movie “2012” which has opened the door for him to work in China, the US and now back to Vancouver. He is most known for his portrayal of “Kevin Tran” on the CW show Supernatural.

Yue Qi

Character: Yakuza

Previously immersed in Wushu and Parkour, Yue Qi made his debut with a minor role in the feature film “Choyleefut: Speed of Light” (2011) directed by Ming-Sing Wong, a former member of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team. As part of the “Goongala Stunt Team”, Yue Qi’s foundation in Martial Arts and Parkour led to him specializing in choreographed fighting, blending with acrobatic movements. Most recently, Yue Qi has appeared in several projects such as The Chaperone 3D, The Burglar and the We Are Wolves music video “As the Moon Sets”.


Nguyen-Anh Nguyen


Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Nguyen-Anh arrived in Quebec at the age of six. A founding member of CineGround Media and GreenGround Productions he has produced and directed a number of award-winning short films. After discovering ‘Akira’ at the age of 12, he has been a die-hard fan ever since and it is what motivated him to pursue a career in film production. His company GreenGround is currently co-producing a feature film with China. ‘Temple’ would mark his feature directorial debut.


Santiago Menghini

Co-creator and Visual Effects Supervisor

Santiago Menghini is a director, visual effect artist, co-founder of Nemesis Films and founder of The Film Effect. He is a South American native focusing in the art of cinematic storytelling. He has a film production B.A. from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montreal and a post-secondary degree in Cinema, Video, & Communications from Dawson College. His latest short film, Intruders, was selected in multiple festivals including the 2014 T.I.F.F. Short Cuts Program.


Laura Nhem

Production Designer

Laura is a designer in television, film and advertisement. She has been working in the industry for the past 5 years. What she loves most about her work is being part of telling a story, creating a space that is true to a character or to a certain history. In the past year, she designed sets for French Canadian television shows and was the assistant art director of Helix season 2, a SyFy television series filmed in Montreal.


Ray Lavers

Director of Photography

Ray Lavers is a cinematographer and director currently working out of Montreal. Having grown up in Prince Edward Island, a small island full of breathtaking scenery, he ironically developed his skill in finding beautiful details in mundane things. In the past 3 years, he has directed and filmed many music videos for local artists including We Are Wolves and Thus Owls. He also directed a dance film that is currently being promoted in the dance community around the world.


Aurelie Bernos

Production Manager

Aurélie Bernos has worked for the last 8 years in multiple aspects of the media industry: first in France and then in Montréal. Her background as an assistant-director and production coordinator has led her to being a strong leader in order to pull off a very complicated and challenging production on the Akira Project first and now on Temple. She is a highly motivated person, a good team player and always ready for challenges!


Arnaud Faure


Arno Faure is a french artist who lives in Canada. Creative Director, Editor & Graphic Artist with 15 years of innovative visionary skills, he opted to channel his passions into pictures and editing. In 2014, he founded STUDIO NORA, a creative lab which explores the immersive and creative technologies and apply research in the area lying at the intersection of Art and Virtual reality.


The Goongala Stunt Team

The Montreal based “Goongalas” are a Stunt Team specializing in fight choreography and action design. Blending martial arts, tricking, parkour and stunts, they have lent their skills to films, commercials, music videos and motion capture for video games.


Michael Leterrier

Assistant Cameraman & Carpenter

Michael leterrier is a caméraman, 1st ac and can do a lot more stuff on a film set. Likes the city but would love to spend more time on his sailboat.


Production Support

CineGround Media Inc. 

A Montreal-based cinema services company that will be providing production support as well as all postproduction services needed to complete the project.



Blackmagic Design will be providing the production with their entire line of 4K cinema cameras and post-production finishing hardware. With their support and our combined expertise, we will be able to bring the project to a highly professional level.


A leading cinema equipment provider in Montreal, providing us with all of our grip and electric gear and helping us create a spectacular and never before seen look for this dark cyberpunk piece.

Studio Nora

Studio Nora is a Cre/\tive L/\b based in Montreal which creates video, graphic design, title sequences, sound design and 360 experiences. They will bring the story of Temple alive by combining all of their talents! #followtherabbit





Company Info.


Nguyen-Anh Nguyen