Dorian Goto Stone is an award winning bilingual director, writer and producer based in Japan.
He works in both traditional video/film and live-action 180 and 360 video.
Born and raised in New York City's East Village to a Japanese immigrant mother and American father, he grew up speaking both English and Japanese and spent many summers in Japan throughout his childhood, cementing the two deeply divergent cultures of America and Japan into his identity.
After earning his BA at Georgetown University, he worked for 5 years in a fast paced import/export aftermarket auto related entrepeneurship in Shizuoka Prefecture, helping it grow its business by 10x. He then returned to NYC where he began his career as a self taught freelance filmmaker, eventually shooting television interviews and reality tv pilots, and directing music videos, product promos, tutorials, and short films as well as theatre.
From 2012 - 2018 he was an employee of Google where he launched and ran the YouTube Space Tokyo a cutting edge studio and community hub for YouTube creators. He drew on his production experience to set up a creator friendly studio, personally selecting hundreds of pieces of equipment and providing direction on innovative set design such as multiple lighting setups with practical lighting that can be changed at the flick of a switch to allow for a plug and play production environment. Additionally, he oversaw YouTube Space Tokyo's PR and marketing strategy, which included innovative partnerships with major film companies and film directors and creators both in Japan and in Hollywood (e.g. Toei Film Studios, Legendary Pictures and Guillermo del Toro, POW Entertainment and Stan Lee, 20th Century FOX and Deadpool and many more) garnering hundreds of press mentions and substantial earned media. He hosted some of the top creators and artists in Japan and the world with events, productions and special programs, and he executive produced hundreds of videos involving top influencers which have garnered hundreds of millions of views globally.
In 2018, he returned to pursue his passion - filmmaking. He is currently working as a freelance director, videographer, and producer providing production solutions both large and small based on clients' needs. He also films in live action VR. GEIMU a live-action VR film he wrote, directed, edited and produced recently won the VR category at Japan's 4K・VR Tokushima Film Festival 2020 as well as winning the VR Category at Raindance Org's Japan Indies Film Festival 2020. As a storyteller, he loves pushing the boundaries in narrative structure in both traditional film & video and 360 virtual reality. He is excited by the potential still inherent in both mediums and looks forward to blowing people's minds with his innovative storytelling.
ドリアン 後藤 ストーン
日本では2012~2018年の間、世界3つ目のユーチューブスタジオである YouTube Space Tokyo の設立と運営をし、日本そして世界のトップクリエイターを様々な形で支援と育成をした。エグゼクティブプロデュースをした数多くのクリエイターの動画は数億ビューを獲得している。映画会社や著名クリエイター（スタンリー氏やギレルモデルトロ監督など）ともタイアップをし、今までなかったような新鮮なコンテンツをプロデュースした。
映画制作に対して強い思いの元、2018年に独立し、フリーランスの映像ディレクター・プロデューサーとして活動中。脚本・監督・編集・プロデューサーとして制作した実写VR映画「GEIMU」がバンクーバー国際映画祭 2020 のVR部門でファイナリストに選択され、4K・VR 徳島映画際 2020 のVR部門で優勝し、Raindance Org のJapan Indies Film Festival のVR部門で優勝しました。
Dorian Goto Stone on the set of GEIMU (2020) an award winning VR film he wrote, directed, edited and produced in Japan.