Arata Mori is a Japanese film director and artist, based in Berlin and Tokyo, the graduate of the Fine Art course at Central Saint Martins in London. His creative practice crosses over the fields of documentary & experimental filmmaking, dance-theatre and architecture.
In 2021, Mori made his creative documentary film “A Million”, a fake travelogue about an imaginary city on the real urban cities along the new silk road, revived by China, which was premiered at the 64th Dok Leipzig.
Since 2019, he co-directs with Andreas Hartmann for the ongoing documentary feature “Johatsu - the Missing”, co-produced by BR/ ARTE, on the so-called “Night Moving Companies” in Japan, which help people to disappear.
He has also co-founded another: with Laurian Ghinitoiu, the project of a series of video, collaborating with leading architects and artists including BIG, OMA, SO-IL and Shiota Chiharu.
Mori is the 2022 grantee of Asian Cultural Council's individual fellowship, 2023 participant of Docs by the Sea and European Social Documentary, and works as as a freelance director for Japanese broadcasts such as NHK and WOWOW.