Jasper Sharp

Jasper Sharp is a UK-based film critic, author, filmmaker and independent scholar specialising in Japanese cinema. He is the co-founder of the website Midnight Eye and author of the books The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film (2004, with Tom Mes), Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema (2008) and The Historical Dictionary of Japanese Cinema (2011). He is also the co-director, alongside Tim Grabham, of the award-winning documentary about plasmodial slime moulds, The Creeping Garden (2014). His doctoral thesis at the University of Sheffield was on Japanese Widescreen Cinema: Commerce, Technology and Aesthetics.