Erik ShiraiErik Shirai

Erik Shirai is a New York City-based director and cinematographer working around the world on renowned documentaries, TV shows, and commercials. He recently won Special Jury Mention for Best Documentary Director at Tribeca Film Festival for his feature film THE BIRTH OF SAKÉ. The film also won Best Documentary Film at the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival and was an Official Selection at  San Sebastian Film Festival. He honed his skills as cinematographer for the Emmy Award-winning series NO RESERVATIONS with Anthony Bourdain.

A Place of Absence

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund | 2018
TFI Network | 2019