Shinji Araki

Shinji Araki graduated the University of Tokyo, majored in Culture and Representation, Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies. Theme of his thesis was Jacques Rivette. Has been active as TV commercial planner/creative director, and has done numerous TV commercials and music videos. Araki learned about screenplay alongside, winning awards in numbers of competition held by prestigious TV broadcast, radio station. His directorial debut was in 2020 with THE TOWN OF HEADCOUNTS for which he also wrote, selected in prestigious film festivals, such as Vancouver International Film Festival and Moscow International Film Festival. PENALTY LOOP is his second feature.