"On The Other Side Of The Universe"

From the pen of multi-award-winning author and screenwriter William Maltese comes OTOSOTU, a Science Futuring (Sci Fu) film about the nature of the human soul.

OTOSOTU (pronounced “Oh-Toe-So-Two” for “On The Other Side Of The Universe”), a dramatic “new genre” Sci-Fu film about what happens to the human soul when Commander Michael Mylo, played by award-winning actor, Daniel S. Janik, returns from a surprise visit to the other side of our universe.

Executive Producer/Producer/Director - Daniel S. Janik, William Maltese and Setsuko Tsuchiya
Screenwriters - William Maltese and Daniel S. Janik
Cinematography - Daniel S. Janik, William Maltese, Setsuko Tsuchiya
Editor - Daniel S. Janik

Principal Characters

From L to R: Michael Mylo (played by Daniel S. Janik); Carol Mylo (played by Sakura Kai aka Setsuko Tsuchiya); Brit Mylo (played by Daniel S. janik), Chad Stuart (played by William Maltese)

and introducing

Pam Hoffman as the Voice of the Imperax Galactic

Follow Me Throughout the Production of OTOSOTU

10 Nov '23 - Script Approved
Final working revision updated to include William Maltese as a principal actor. 

1 December '23 - Blocking
Blocking is all about turning a written script into audio-video scenes. Follow our blocking cast, Chan and Kun, as they help define the approximately 240 scenes in OTOSOTU! (click on above photo to watch)
18 April 2024 - OTOSOTU Gets Its Two Official Posters. (click on either poster at the top of this page to view full size)

27 April 2024 - OTOSOTU Has A Trailer (click on the above image to watch). 
12 Nov '23 - Sound Test
Sound testing studio microphone mounted on overhead boom for better clarity and noise reduction. Success! (click on above photo to watch)

29 December '23 - ShotListing
ShotListing involves rearranging sequentially blocked scenes into the most effective order for filming. ShotListing is the last big pre-production step, followed by production (actual filming). (click on above photo to peek at the process).

25 March 2024 - OTOSOTU Moves from Filming into Post-Production - A photo vignette documenting the actors and characters from filming through post-production (the process of raw scene sequencing, editing and final polishing). (click on the above photo to watch). 

8 May 2024 - OTOSOTU Now Has A TEASER! - A teaser reveals more of the story and provides a peek at the quality of the film. (click on the above image to watch)

14 Nov '23 -Principal Character Development - A trip to Tokyo, wigs, costumes and different voices, all to help viewers distinguish better between characters. (click on above photo to watch)

27 January '24 - Pre-Filming Testing 
Extensive pre-filming testing is done in order to anticipate possible challenges prior to actual filming. Here, Daniel S. Janik plays Brit Mylo, piloting a small Warcraft spaceship. (click on above photo to watch)

10 February 24' - Second Pre-Filming Test - Daniel S. Janik once again appears as Captain-Major Brit Mylo piloting a small Warcraft spaceship. (click on the above photo to watch). 

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