HOKU UCHIYAMA - DIRECTOR
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ABOUT

PHOTO BY KELLY KING

Directing Awards —

British Arrow
London Int’l Awards
Creative Circle Awards
Ciclope
Kinsale Shark
The APA Show
Vimeo Staff Pick
Cannes Young Director Awards
Anim’est Int’l Animation Festival
Bahamas Int’l Film Festival
Newport Beach Film Festival
Byron Bay Film Festival
+more

Directing Client List —

Starbucks
Google
Minecraft (Microsoft)
YouTube
FedEx
National Geographic
Wilkinson Sword (Schick)
Lowe’s Hardware
Lenovo
KPMG
They Might Be Giants
Amanda Palmer & Jason Webley
+more

Contact —

Representation:
Partizan Films

E-mail:
hoku@hokuuchiyama.com

 

Cannes Young Director Award winner Hoku Uchiyama is a lover of fantasy films, horror and animation. His directing work has garnered tens of millions of online views and has been screened in festivals in the US, Europe and Asia. The work has also been featured at the LA County Museum of Art and recently in a series produced by the Modern Art museum Centre Pompidou of Paris.

Hoku broke ground with his award winning music video for Jason Webley and Amanda Palmer’s “Have You Seen My Sister Evelyn?”.  He and his sometimes directing partner, Adam Bolt have made a name crafting high energy, fun, technical commercials under the moniker “Hoku & Adam”.  Their clients include Starbucks, Google, Lenovo and FedEx.  They’ve also created award winning spots for National Geographic, Wilkinson Sword (by animating facial hair) and YouTube (using 18 styles of animation in one film).

Hoku also directed the 2014 documentary Upaj: Improvise which was broadcast nationally in the US on PBS World.

Currently he’s developing Third Floor; a horror series, Tether; a fantasy feature and Vicarious; a sci-fi feature.