Name: Neo Sora

Bio: Neo Sora is a filmmaker living and working in New York City. He graduated in 2014 from Wesleyan University, majoring in Philosophy and Film Studies. Since then, he has worked as a freelance Japanese-English translator, subtitler, and filmmaker. In 2015, he shot and co-directed an ethnographic documentary entitled Ainu Neno An Ainu, along with artist collective Lunch Bee House, which he is a part of. The film, still in post-production, traces the indigenous Ainu people living in Northern Japan who continue practicing their culture despite Japanese colonialism. Since then, he has directed, shot, and produced short narrative and documentary films, music videos, fashion spots, and a concert film. Neo is also a part of artist/filmmaker duo Zakkubalan and a member of NYC production company Good Baby Films.

Fun Fact: Neo's favorite food is rice.

Favorite Film/Poem: I don't know if I have a favorite film, but I am in love with the films of Edward Yang. I'm only recently getting into poetry, but I just bought a book by Fred Moten which seems great from the first few.


Instagram: @nope_sooope