I decided to bite the bullet and share this. The only reason I haven't shown this to people until now is 1) the "royalty-free" music I used had some serious strings attached, and 2) remastering the audio to eliminate said music required jumping through some hoops.
Still, it's good to let the world see this and appreciate the effort that EJ Bennett and I put into it. It won the first and only movie contest we entered it into (The one and only "Gaijinpot LOL Movie Contest"), and it was enough of a resume for him to go on to become a line producer for NHK New York.
As for me, I got a trip to Tokyo, a free iPod, and a chance to interview for a job with the Gaijinpot guys.
Remember, folks: it's not about the price of the camera or the size of your lens: it's about the story, and your ability to work with other people in order to make it a reality.