Kentaro Hagiwara

Kentaro Hagiwara is a Japanese filmmaker based in Tokyo. He graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 2007. After graduation, Kentaro moved back to Tokyo and began his career as a director for numerous commercial films. In 2013, his first feature screenplay “ Spectacled Tiger” (co-writer: Kyohta Fujimoto) won Sundance/NHK award at Sundance Film Festival. In 2017, he directed his first feature film “Tokyo Ghoul” based on the best-selling Japanese comic book and had the world premiere at Anime Expo in Los Angeles.

1980年東京生まれ。Art Center College of Design映画学部を卒業後、2008年に帰国。THE DIRECTORS GUILDに参加し、TV-CMの演出を中心に活動。2013年米サンダンス映画祭にて、長編映画脚本「Spectacled Tiger」(共同脚本:藤本匡太)がサンダンスNHK賞を受賞。2017年NHK BSプレミアムドラマ「嘘なんてひとつもないの」がATP賞奨励賞を受賞。同年、長編映画「東京喰種トーキョーグール」が公開。2018年TDGを離れ、soloを設立。2020年 長編映画「サヨナラまでの30分」が公開。