Our Man in Tokyo (The Ballad of Shin Miyata), is a short documentary about the struggles and obsessions of Shin Miyata, a Tokyo-based music promoter and record label owner who specializes in the incredibly difficult task of distributing Chicano music from East Los Angeles throughout Japan. Find out more HERE



When conditions are sufficient, we manifest.
— Thich Nhat Hanh

The Crumbles is an indie rock slice-of-life tragicomedy about Darla and Elisa, two young women struggling to catapult their talented but directionless garage band to stardom.

"...elegant and affectionate..."
Los Angeles Times

"Akira Boch's first feature has the breezy appeal of an early sound comedy, the inconsequential story providing an opportunity for lively, affectionate characterization."
Chicago Reader

“...the first-time feature filmmaker has a real feel for the drifting, up-for-anything quality of Cali 20-somethings...”
San Francisco Bay Guardian

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Akira Boch has an MFA in Directing from UCLA Film School, and has made a gang load of shorts, documentaries, and music videos. His award-winning feature film, THE CRUMBLES, went on a nationwide tour of theaters, festivals and universities. He is currently developing a few top secret projects out of his garage in Eagle Rock, California.