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 live and filmed series featuring the nation’s top Asian American comedians, Comedy InvAsian (2017).
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’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.
Name: Koji Steven Sakai
Lives in: South Pasadena, California
Occupation: Producer and Screenwriter
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
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
Film by Killerchink.com Writer/Producer
Monster & Me
Film by Magic Elevator Writer
The People I've Slept With
Film by Maya Entertainment Writer/Producer
Film by Lions Gate DVD Co-Writer
Best Thriller, Burbank International Film Festival
Semi-Finalist, 2011 Eerie Horror Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Finalist, Holiday Screenplay Competition
Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival: Rainbow Award Winner
Honorable Mention/Finalist, Table Read My Screenplay
Quarterfinalist, Cynosure Screenwriting Award
Finalist, Asian American Independent Film Festival New York Screenplay Competition
New Visions Fellowship, Screenwriting Expo
University of Southern California