Hirofumi Nakamoto was born in Yokohama in 1986. He obtained a masters degree from the Graduate School of Film and New Media of Tokyo University of the Arts. He also studied contemporary art at the University of West England as an exchange student. The Silent Passenger, shooting hermit crabs in Okinawa, was selected for the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival. The Spacecraft Diaries 2016, a diary film with a mobile phone camera, was selected for the 2017 Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival. Night Snorkeling, collaborating with Nao Yoshigai, shooting the coastal waters of the Miura Peninsula, was selected for the 2021 Visions du Reel. His series “Living Creatures Sci-Fi", in which he brings animals like crabs to artificial spaces like hotel rooms to reflect the tension between animals, himself, and the camera, was screened at many film and art festivals. In 2018, he moved to Zushi City in the Kanagawa prefecture and founded “Zushi Art Films, an organization, that holds lectures, workshops, and screenings around the film. He is currently holding a position as a lecturer at Kanto Gakuin University.