Born in 1970 in Hokkaido, Japan. During his studies, Mizuno Hiroaki was part of a film study group and produced short films on 8mm film. After graduating, he started working for an advertising company. After two and a half years of work, he went into business for himself and began producing music videos. Since 2004, he has also directed packaged DVDs, mainly featuring idols. He shot and directed stage performances, image videos, documentaries and Youtube videos, among others. Since 2015 he has been directing TV shows and producing independent films (2-3 per year).