Hiroki Kamada is originally from Japan and is a filmmaker and media entrepreneur in Los Angeles.
Starting filmmaking at age 18, he learned the ropes in a Japanese Broadcasting Station in Tokyo. He went on to continue his film study in Los Angeles and his business partner, Tobias Deml. Their collaboration in a numbers of films and commercials shaped the vision as a team. As soon as he graduated from Santa Monica College in 2011, they founded Prodigium Pictures.
Experienced in self-producing numerous short films, he went on to work as a freelance line producer: working on commercial projects for SONY, Netflix, KPMG, Samantha Thavasa with Miranda Kerr, and many more. His recent work as a producer won The Best Music Video Award at HRIFF 2016.
He believes that knowledge and experiences of all filmmakers should be accessible to fellow filmmakers online to help each other in the new age of the digital media. After winning a Japanese commercial competition, he connected with the event team who were visionaries of the digital age. Using his versatile production experience, Hiroki joined a start-up team as CCO and launched Vook to make the filmmaking more accessible. The startup have acquired $1 million of capital investment in November 2017.
Hiroki suggests these 20 films below that influences his filming aesthetics and nurture his critical thinking.
These movies are really personal favorites – but as a company founder & creator, these movies taught Hiroki and let him be creative in visualizing our content.