Hiro Murai | Executive Producer | Atlanta on FX

Hiro Murai

Executive Producer / Director

Hiro Murai is an executive producer on FX’s award-winning series Atlanta and directed seven episodes of Atlanta Robbin’ Season, including one of the most talked about episodes in television, “Teddy Perkins.” Murai won a Producers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy for Atlanta in addition to receiving four Emmy® Award nominations and a Directors Guild of America Award nomination for the show. Murai won a GRAMMY® for Best Music Video for his collaboration with Childish Gambino, “This Is America,” which has garnered over 795 million views on YouTube. Murai has also directed select episodes of HBO’s acclaimed series Barry, directed Amazon Studios’ Guava Island, the musical film starring Rihanna and Donald Glover, and most recently directed FKA twigs in the “sad day” music video.

Murai is in various stages of development on several anticipated projects including his feature directorial debut, Man Alive, for Searchlight Pictures. Alongside producing partner Nate Matteson, Murai is the pilot director and executive producer of the HBO Max series Station Eleven. He also executive produced and directed the Amazon Studios’ pilot Sea Oak, created by Man Booker Prize-winning author George Saunders and starring Academy Award® winner Glenn Close. In 2013, he directed the short film Clapping for the Wrong Reasons, which was co-written by and stars Donald Glover.

Murai has garnered multiple MTV Video Music Award nominations for works including Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar’s “Never Catch Me” and Childish Gambino’s “3005.” In 2014, he won the Director of the Year Award at the U.K. Music Video Awards. Murai has directed music videos for Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper, A Tribe Called Quest, Spoon, The Shins, St. Vincent, Queens of the Stone Age, Chet Faker and many more. Murai’s commercial works include spots for Nike, Beats by Dre, Corona, Lincoln, Microsoft, Google, Sonos and Gilette.

Murai was born in Tokyo but is based out of Los Angeles.

Stefani Robinson

Executive Producer / Writer