Koji Steven Sakai

Koji Steven Sakai

www.kojistevensakai.com
Producer and Screenwriter

South Pasadena, California

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About Koji

Writer/Producer Koji Steven Sakai, a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Masters of Professional Writing program, is the founder of Little Nalu Pictures LLC. He has written five feature films that have been produced, Haunted Highway (2006), The People I’ve Slept With (2009), Monster & Me (2013), #1 Serial Killer (2013), and Dying to Kill (2016). In addition, his screenplay, Romeo, Juliet, & Rosaline, was optioned by Amazon Studios.

He has produced three feature films, The People I’ve Slept With, #1 Serial Killer, Dying to Kill; a one hour comedy special currently on Netflix, Dwayne Perkins: Take Note (2015); and a television series featuring the nation’s top Asian American comedians, Comedy InvAsian (2017), which will be streaming on Hulu in August 2018.

Koji’s debut novel, Romeo & Juliet Vs. Zombies, was released in paperback by Luthando Coeur in 2015 and in audiobook in 2016, his Amazon Kindle World novella, Operation Survive, was released in the October of 2016, and his graphic novel, 442, was released in February 2017 by Stela. He also had stories featured in New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei, Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology, Secret Identities Volume 2: Shattered, and Pho for Life.

He has held several prestigious fellowships and writing awards. Some of his notable awards and fellowships are the Screenwriting Expo 4: New Visions Fellowship Award (2005), Visual Communication’s Armed with a Camera (2006), Film Independent’s Project: Involve (2007), The Writers Boot Camp Fellowship (2009), and The Producers Guild: Power of Diversity Workshop (2009).

Koji is currently in development on a new graphic novel and feature film titled Santa Vs. Zombies.

Koji’s passion for writing is only matched by his love to teach others how to do it. He is currently an adjunct professor in screenwriting at International Technological University in San Jose.

In addition to his work in entertainment, Koji is a regular contributor to 8Asians.com, a blog dedicated to Asian American culture, history, and news.

Credits

  • Comedy InvAsian

    Comedy InvAsian (2017)
    Television by Little Nalu Pictures LLC Producer Comedy InvAsian is both a live and filmed series featuring the nation’s top and most unique six Asian American comedians each performing a one-hour special.

  • Dwayne Perkins: Take Notes

    Dwayne Perkins: Take Notes (2015 - 2016)
    Television by 2Tone Media Group Producer In his debut special, Brooklyn comic Dwayne Perkins breaks down America’s place in the world, the difference between sports and activities and more.

  • #1 Serial Killer

    #1 Serial Killer (2012)
    Film by Killerchink.com Writer/Producer

  • Monster & Me

    Monster & Me (2012)
    Film by Magic Elevator Writer

  • The People I've Slept With

    The People I've Slept With (2011)
    Film by Maya Entertainment Writer/Producer

  • Haunted Highway

    Haunted Highway (2007)
    Film by Lions Gate DVD Co-Writer

Awards

  • Best Thriller, Burbank International Film Festival
    (2013)

  • Semi-Finalist, 2011 Eerie Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition
    (2011)

  • Finalist, Holiday Screenplay Competition
    (2011)

  • Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival: Rainbow Award Winner
    (2010)

  • Honorable Mention/Finalist, Table Read My Screenplay
    (2010)

  • Quarterfinalist, Cynosure Screenwriting Award
    (2009)

  • Finalist, Asian American Independent Film Festival New York Screenplay Competition
    (2007)

  • New Visions Fellowship, Screenwriting Expo
    (2005)

Education

  • University of Southern California
    (2001-2003)

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