Shoko Hara was born in 1988 in Okayama, Japan. She moved with her family to Lake Constance in Germany when she was ten years old. In 2012, she obtained her B.A. in Media Design from the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University. Her graduation film Abita was praised by critics and screened at festivals around the world. Focusing on analogue and experimental works in graphic design and art, Shoko Hara studied motion design at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy (2012-2016). Her graduation film, What They Believe, was awarded Best Student Film at the Animafest Zagreb in 2016.