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Hiro Murai Steps From the Shadows into the Spotlight

Currently breaking the internet with his new promo for Childish Gambino's This Is America, we take a look back at director Hiro Murai's rise from viral video-maker to music video auteur.

While most directors are concerned with what is placed in the scene, Hiro Murai is fascinated by the ‘mystery of what is not being seen’, of what could be lurking in shadows. Consequently, the work of the Tokyo-born, LA-based director, – who’s won plaudits for his promos for artists such as David Guetta and Queens Of The Stone Age – often leans toward darkness, and not just metaphorically; last year he was flat…to continue reading please subscribe now

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