Hai Le - Filmmaker in Tokyo

Hai Le

I'm a filmmaker in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English, Japanese, and German

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About me

I am a German/Vietnamese cinematographer based in Tokyo.
I've been living here since 2014 and have been creating videos since then. It started as a hobby, but soon it turned into my passion. I want to show the life in Japan through my videos while introducing several areas or interviewing people in Japan about their profession, their passion, and their experience living in Japan in general.
I really enjoy creating all kind of videos and collaborating with other filmmakers.

My Creations

  1. Located at the end of the renowned Togoshi-Ginza arcade, Alan Fischer, the two-meter tall Irishman runs Kyojin's Stew House, a restaurant dedicated to the introduction of Irish culture through good food and local events. After a post-marriage revelation, Alan chose this path over his previous white-collar salaryman job, and the... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  2. Life in Japan - Jiyugaoka

    2 September 2018

    Jiyugaoka is often considered as one of the most desirable places to live in Tokyo. This lovely area often referred to as “a stylish and sophisticated place,” with a lot of fashionable boutiques and trendy cafes very much reminiscent of a small European town.

  3. Life in Japan - Kamakura

    2 September 2018

    Kamakura is a town in Kanagawa Prefecture and about an hour away from Tokyo
    It used to be the seat for the Kamakura Shogunate
    Today Kamakura is a very popular tourist destination with it's many temples, shrines and sand beaches.
    Yuigahama Beach is very popular with paddleboarders and windsurfers and... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  4. Efficiency

    2 September 2018

    Short story about a man with his daily struggle to be on time.

    I created this short movie in order to test my gimbal.

  5. Yosakoi - Carsten Meskes

    2 September 2018

    This video is about Carsten and his passion about Yosakoi.
    Yosakoi is a Japanese dance style combining traditional Japanese movements with modern music. The dance is performed by large groups and is very popular during festivals in Japan.
    Also check out the Yosakoi team 燦-SUN. They are really awesome.

  6. Illustrator - Jeremy Hannigan

    15 September 2018

    Working in a range of styles from detailed hand-rendered illustrations to whimsical cartoons, Jeremy Hannigan is a multidisciplinary illustrator, designer and artist based in Tokyo, Japan.

    Check out Jeremy's illustrations!!

    Website: jeremyhannigan.com/
    Instagram: instagram.com/jeremyhannigan
    Facebook: facebook.com/jeremyhannigan/

  7. Storytelling - Emma Peet

    30 September 2018

    Emma is currently working as a model in Tokyo, Japan. But her real passion is storytelling in any format! In this interview Emma will explain how she became a model and how modeling will help her to achieve her dream!

    Follow Emma Peet:
    Instagram: instagram.com/emmakarla77
    Youtube: youtube.com/user/ColaGirl141/videos


    29 October 2018

    Promotional video for the collaboration between Japanese rock band "Scandal" and Japanese fashion brand "Ground Y"

  9. Cover of the song "Take the Box" by Amy Winehouse

    Singers: Kohei Masuyama, Misako Mori
    Pianist: Emi Nishida

    Director: Williy Lau
    Assistant director: Aimi Inoue
    Director of Photography: Hai Le
    Sound Engineer: Hiroyuki Sugawara
    Editor: Hai Le

  10. Garaku | 雅樂倶

    19 August 2019

    Video for River Retreat Garaku (リバーリトリート雅樂倶)

    Director: Nik van der Giesen
    Art director: Ryosuke Harashima
    Editor: Hai Le

  11. Gagan

    2 November 2019

    Promotional video for jewelry brand Gagan

    Models: Mohamed Azhari Ahme, Nia

    Director: Robert Kirsch
    Cinematographer: Hai Le
    Hair and Make-up: Honoka Takahashi
    Editor: Hai Le
    Colorist: Robert Kirsch