Hiro Murai is a filmmaker based in Japanese-American . His most notable works include internationally successful music videos for artists such as Los Angeles , Childish Gambino , Earl Sweatshirt , Chet Faker , Flying Lotus , David Guetta , St. Vincent , The Shins , The Fray and Bloc Party . Queens of the Stone Age In 2013 he directed the short film  , Clapping for the Wrong Reasons  a companion piece for Childish Gambino's second studio album,  , and its attached screenplay. In the same year he created a multi-panel video set for Because the Internet performance at the Grammys. Frank Ocean's  
In 2016, he directed several episodes of the comedy-drama
, collaborating again with Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino. Atlanta For the work on the show, he has received three nominations for the  for Emmy Award and Outstanding Comedy Series . Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series In the same year, he directed a  campaign starring Nike . Chance The Rapper 
In November 2018 the trailer for his debut feature length film 'Guava Island' released at the Pharos Festival in New Zealand.
Early life and education
Murai moved to Los Angeles when he was nine years old and later graduated with a degree from the
. USC School of Cinematic Arts
After graduation, Murai turned to freelance work as the director of photography for numerous music videos, as well as VFX and storyboarding, most notably for
. After some time Murai began to direct low budget films.