Film director

Nanako Hirose


Born in Kanagawa in 1987, Nanako Hirose graduated from Musashino art University, before joining Hirokazu Kore-eda’s production company Bunbuku in 2011. Nanako began her career as an assistant on Kore-eda’s film LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (2013), and she also contributed to many more of his films such as GOING MY HOME (2012), OUR LITTLE SISTER (2015) and AFTER THE STORM (2016). Nanako has also provided support to Miwa Nishikawa as a directorial assistant in her latest film THE LONG EXCUSE(2016).

Nanako made her directorial debut in 2019 with HIS LOST NAME, a film which she also wrote the original script. The film tells the story of a young man who has a secret and his pseudo parent-and-child relationship with the owner of a carpentry shop. The film premiered at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival, and was awarded a special mention at the 19th TOKYO FILMeX.




・エクセル福山/webムービー/社会福祉法人 春海会(演出)(2016年)
・「モノガタリ by mercari」/web CM(演出)(2022年)




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