Kiku Ohe







House of Travel

Kiku Ohe is a Japanese-Australian filmmaker working internationally across a wide range of film, commercial and storytelling projects. His ability to craft considered cinematic imagery grounded in human experience and honest performance has established him as an award winning commercial director. Kiku’s background in design and music informs his creative approach, elevating his work beyond the conventional.

His versatility as a director has seen him create award winning and effective commercials for brands such as House of Travel, Anchor, Nokia, Virgin, and Google as well as art based projects for collaborators including Ksubi, Kirin Beer – Big in Japan, Tame Impala and Daft Punk.

It is Kiku’s unique way of extracting the true essence of an idea that enables his work to resonate with audiences, giving his work a point of difference and making it recognisably his.

Kiku’s most recent project is his narrative feature film THE LINES, currently in post-production.


2015 - Virgin 'Brand'

AWARD - Craft Finalist for Cinematography.

2014 Eastland "Together"

World Luxury Awards - Finalist Award - Film

2014 Eastland "Together"

Australian Design Biennale - Finalist

2011 - Nokia 'Hong Kong Honey'

Cannes - 1st Prize for Non European Branded Short Film & Shorts Young Director Award

2011 - Nokia 'Hong Kong Honey'

AWARD - Bronze for Direction & Gold for Editing

2012 - Nokia 'Hong Kong Honey'

Clios - Bronze for Cinematography

2010 - Angus & Julia Stone 'Big Jet Plane'

Kodak Inside Film Awards - Best Music Video

2010 - Angus & Julia Stone 'Big Jet Plane'

ARIA Awards - Nominated for Best Music Video