Claudia Katayanagi

Claudia Katayanagi

Director, Editor, Producer and Sound Mixer

Lagunitas, Marin County, California

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September 2011
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About Claudia


  • Real Artists

    Real Artists (2017)
    Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Sound department In the near future, a young animator is offered what should be her dream job. But when she discovers the truth of the modern "creative" process, she must make a hard choice about her passion for film.

  • Haveababy

    Haveababy (2016)
    Film (Documentary) Sound department Some think an in vitro fertilization contest sounds crazy, but for countless Americans desperate to start a family, this social media experiment may be their only hope.

  • Independent Lens

    Independent Lens (2004 - 2016)
    Television (Documentary) Sound department Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

  • A Bitter Legacy

    A Bitter Legacy (2016)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Director A documentary about almost secret Citizen Isolation Camps for dissident Japanese American men and some victims of collaborators during 1943 and 1944, punished for questioning authority or having gone to Japan as a child before WWII, labeled Kibei.

  • Oprah Goes to Broadway: The Color Purple

    Oprah Goes to Broadway: The Color Purple (2015)
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  • Who's There

    Who's There (2015)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Sound department A woman is woken up by the doorbell one morning. She tries to act like no one is home, but when they won't leave, her imagination runs wild. Based on a true story.

  • Algorithm

    Algorithm (2014)
    Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Sound department A freelance computer hacker discovers a mysterious government computer program. He breaks into the program and is thrust into a revolution.

  • American Experience

    American Experience (2002 - 2014)
    Television (Documentary, Biography and History) Sound department "American Experience" combines dramatic re-enactments with commentary by historians and authors to present an absorbing look at the personalities, events and resources that have had a profound impact on the shaping of America's past and present. Written by Jwelch5742

  • Kristen Schaal: Live at the Fillmore

    Kristen Schaal: Live at the Fillmore (2013)
    Television (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew In her first Comedy Central one-hour special, Kristen Schaal unleashes her wit upon San Francisco. She is best known as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and as an eccentric fan on Flight of the Conchords.

  • Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful

    Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful (2012)
    Film (Documentary, Biography, History and Sport) Sound department Throwing thousands of years of tradition to the wind, Keiko Fukuda chose to follow her own destiny and become the highest ranking woman in judo. 'Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful,' a 66-minute documentary film, tells the inspirational story of Fukuda's lifelong journey spanning four continents, nine decades and two distinct cultures to overcome adversity and ultimately transform into a living legend. Today, at 98, Fukuda holds the highest rank available in judo, the tenth degree. She also continues teaching judo three days a week from her San Francisco dojo and is the last living link to judo's origins. Written by Anonymous

  • Final Witness

    Final Witness (2012)
    Television Sound department The voices of the dead come to life in this true-crime series which offers a unique look at some of the nation's most shocking murders. Each of the seven episodes will examine one case from start to finish, taking viewers inside the murder from the victim's point of view. Final Witness is a compelling hybrid of documentary and drama, featuring interviews with real-life witnesses, prosecutors, law enforcement, family and friends, along with riveting scripted scenes, which thrust viewers into the heart of each crime. Shot on location around the world, infused with an indie-band soundtrack and cinematic style, Final Witness creates an unforgettable look at the human psyche at its darkest. Written by ABC Television Network

  • Eugene Mirman: An Evening of Comedy in a Fake Underground Laboratory

    Eugene Mirman: An Evening of Comedy in a Fake Underground Laboratory (2012)
    Television (Documentary and Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew When it comes to satirical observational comedy, Eugene Mirman is a wizard at finding humor in what ordinary people find mundane. Tune in to find out why you should get your daughter a neck tattoo and how to make ten Saudi Arabian men give you $40 each. And if you know what a theremin is, you'll be excited to know that there's one in this special. Written by Comedy Central

  • Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

    Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)
    Film (Documentary) Sound department In 1993, a horrific triple child murder was discovered in West Memphis, Arkansas, but the reaction to it precipitated a horror of its own. This film follows up on the story of the three boys, called the West Memphis Three, who were convicted for this crime with questionable evidence. For years, the boys' fate sparked a mass movement striving to prove their innocence while the state is equally determined to avoid admitting it could have been wrong. Through the swirl of new evidence and suspects, the Three tell their own tale about enduring this injustice against the opinions of the victim's families in a debate that eventually came to an inadequate resolution. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

  • Out in America

    Out in America (2011)
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  • Imagine

    Imagine (2010)
    Television (Documentary and History) Sound department Wide ranging BBC arts programme.

  • The Practice of the Wild

    The Practice of the Wild (2010)
    Film (Documentary) Sound department Beautifully attuned to the cycles of nature and the transcendent power of the written word, this warm portrait of Beat poet Gary Snyder and his cantankerous compadre Jim Harrison intertwines Bay Area bohemia, Zen Buddhism and musings on ecology and spirituality with the complex simplicity of a perfectly crafted stanza. Written by Anonymous

  • Ferrari Challenge

    Ferrari Challenge (2009)
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  • Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices

    Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices (2009)
    Television Sound department In this landmark seven-part HBO event, 45 teams of teenage 'slam poets' from Honolulu to Philadelphia travel to the nation's capital to compete in the Brave New Voices 2008 National Slam Poetry Championship. Bigger than the quest itself, these young artists embody the life lessons and struggles of modern America -- first love, growing up, crime, economic crisis, hunger for justice, and hope for the future. They are determined to overcome personal challenges as they write and perform to change their communities, the nation, and the world. Written by Trice

  • Crude

    Crude (2009)
    Film (Documentary) Sound department One of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet. An inside look at the infamous $27 billion "Amazon Chernobyl" case, CRUDE is a real-life high stakes legal drama set against a backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures. Presenting a complex situation from multiple viewpoints, the film examines a complicated situation from several angles while bringing a story of environmental peril and human suffering into focus. Written by Crude Production

  • Food, Inc.

    Food, Inc. (2008)
    Film (Documentary) Sound department The current method of raw food production is largely a response to the growth of the fast food industry since the 1950s. The production of food overall has more drastically changed since that time than the several thousand years prior. Controlled primarily by a handful of multinational corporations, the global food production business - with an emphasis on the business - has as its unwritten goals production of large quantities of food at low direct inputs (most often subsidized) resulting in enormous profits, which in turn results in greater control of the global supply of food sources within these few companies. Health and safety (of the food itself, of the animals produced themselves, of the workers on the assembly lines, and of the consumers actually eating the food) are often overlooked by the companies, and are often overlooked by government in an effort to provide cheap food regardless of these negative consequences. Many of the changes are based on advancements in science and ... Written by Huggo

  • Carrier

    Carrier (2008)
    Television (Documentary) Sound department CARRIER is a character-driven immersion in the high-stakes world of a nuclear aircraft carrier, shot on the USS Nimitz during a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf. The program follows a core group of participants from the elite fighter pilots to the youngest sailors as they navigate challenges around their jobs, families, faith, patriotism and the war on terror. Written by Anonymous

  • The Rape of Europa

    The Rape of Europa (2006)
    Film (Documentary, History and War) Sound department THE RAPE OF EUROPA takes the audience on a journey through seven countries telling a story of greed and warfare that threatened the artistic heritage of Europe. For twelve years, the Nazis looted and destroyed art. Young art historians and curators from America and across Europe fought back, mounting a campaign to rescue and return countless art works displaced by the war. Joan Allen narrates this chronicle about the battle over centuries of western culture. Written by Actual Films

  • Thin

    Thin (2006)
    Film (Documentary) Sound department The story of four women suffering from anorexia and bulimia in South Florida.

  • Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

    Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2006)
    Television (Comedy and Documentary) Sound department Using a combination of set ups, descriptions, rants and film of practitioners, Penn & Teller show the bullshit that's everywhere. The initial show covers mediums or Talkers to the Dead. Penn Jillette explains in the first program that while calling someone a liar or a con man is actionable, "bullshit" is safe. Each show has a topic such as Mediums, Feng Shui, Medical devices or Penis Enlargement. Using humor and experts, they debunk the bullshit. Written by

  • Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema

    Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)
    Film (Documentary) Sound department A chronological look at films by, for, or about (or 'by, for, and about') homosexuals in the United States, from 1947 to 2005, from Kenneth Anger's 'Fireworks' to Ang Lee's 'Brokeback Mountain'. Talking heads, anchored by critic and scholar B. Ruby Rich, are interspersed with an advancing chronology and with clips from two dozen films. The narrative groups the pictures around various firsts, movements, and triumphs: experimental films, independent films, sex on screen, outlaw culture and bad guys, female romances, films about A.I.D.S. and dying, emergence of romantic comedy, transsexual films, films about diversity and various cultures, and then main-stream Hollywood drama. What might come next? Written by <> and Brian McInnis

  • California and the American Dream

    California and the American Dream (2005)
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  • Need

    Need (2005)
    Film (Drama) Sound department NEED is film #6 in the nine film 9@ Night cycle. A cinema portrait of 40-50 inner city characters living in the San Francisco Tenderloin circa 2001-2005 cast from the Tenderloin yGroup Actor's Ensemble. NEED goes into the shady alleys and smoky bars explored in many films with "noir" pedigree and genre intentions but takes a different tack. It tries to avoid the stereotypes of underworld life and the conventions of crime shows and detective series. Instead of "satin sheets, satin pillows" fatalism. it depicts the fragile friendships, the familial struggles, the competition as well as the solidarity between four women who work in the sex business in San Francisco's Tenderloin district. It is also a personal look at four distinct people and the people they love, deceive, endure and seek to know. Petite struggles to hold onto her relationship with Tyrone, a pool hustler, while Jane works as a stripper in the Gold Club. Lou, Jane's mother and a heroin addict, is a renegade aging ... Written by Rob Nilsson, Director

  • Diet Doctor

    Diet Doctor (2005)
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  • Return to Source: Philosophy & 'The Matrix'

    Return to Source: Philosophy & 'The Matrix' (2004)
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  • The Hard Problem: The Science Behind the Fiction

    The Hard Problem: The Science Behind the Fiction (2004)
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  • Let's Get Real

    Let's Get Real (2004)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Sound department Name-calling and bullying are at epidemic proportions among youth across the country, and are often the root causes of violence in schools. Let's Get Real gives young people the chance to tell their stories in their own words-and the results are heartbreaking, shocking, inspiring and poignant. Unlike the vast majority of films made for schools about the issue, Let's Get Real doesn't sugarcoat the truth or feature adults lecturing kids about what to do when "bad" kids pick on them. Let's Get Real examines a variety of issues that lead to taunting and bullying, including racial differences, perceived sexual orientation, learning disabilities, religious differences, sexual harassment and others. The film not only gives a voice to targeted kids, but also to kids who do the bullying to find out why they lash out at their peers and how it makes them feel. The most heartening part of Let's Get Real includes stories of kids who have mustered the courage to stand up for themselves or a ... Written by Vanessa

  • Flashcards

    Flashcards (2003)
    Film (Short and Drama) Sound department The innocent life of an eleven-year-old girl is transformed as her idyllic summer vacation spent with her family and cousins turns into a nightmare that changes her forever.

  • Ticker

    Ticker (2002)
    Film (Short, Action and Adventure) Sound department The Driver finds himself in a dangerous, yet highly political situation; this time being pursued by a helicopter gunship while carrying a passenger with a suitcase... the contents of which will decide the fate of a nation. Written by Bill Rossi <>

  • Hope Along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay

    Hope Along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay (2002)
    Video (Documentary and Biography) Sound department Documentary about gay/political activist Harry Hay, founder of one of the first gay rights organizations in the USA, the Mattachine Society. He was also a labor organizer and Marxist teacher (joined the Communist Party in the early '30s). In the '60s, he took part in the counterculture youth movements of the time, specially the Radical Fairies. Written by

  • The Matrix Revisited

    The Matrix Revisited (2001)
    Video (Documentary) Sound department An "extras-only" DVD, packed with documentaries and behind-the-scenes footage from the filming of the ground-breaking 1999 movie "The Matrix". Includes a rare interview with the elusive writer/directors, the Wachowski Brothers; insights from the cast and crew into the production process; and a preview of things to come: a series of anime films and two sequels. Written by Alexander Lum

  • John Lee Hooker: That's My Story

    John Lee Hooker: That's My Story (2001)
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  • Bartleby

    Bartleby (2001)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Mystery) Sound department At a public records office, a seemingly normal boss has hired a new employee named Bartleby. Bartleby however, is eccentric and with each passing day, he begins to refuse his boss' orders which only gets worse. Eventually, the boss finds himself clueless as to what to do about Bartleby as he discovers even stranger things about him. Written by Mystic80

  • And Then One Night: The Making of 'Dead Man Walking'

    And Then One Night: The Making of 'Dead Man Walking' (2001)
    TV Movie (Documentary and Music) Sound department A behind-the-scenes look at the San Francisco Opera's 2001 world premiere production of "Dead Man Walking", based on Sister Helen Prejean's book.

  • Trembling Before G-d

    Trembling Before G-d (2001)
    Film (Documentary) Sound department Built around intimately-told personal stories of Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian, the film portrays a group of people who face a profound dilemma - how to reconcile their passionate love of Judaism and the Divine with the drastic Biblical prohibitions that forbids homosexuality. Written by up and out

  • Hollywood Profile

    Hollywood Profile (2000)
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  • The Free Willy Story - Keiko's Journey Home

    The Free Willy Story - Keiko's Journey Home (1999)
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  • My Neighbor's Daughter

    My Neighbor's Daughter (1998)
    TV Movie (Drama) Sound department A civic leader with a wife & newborn child befriends a newcomer in town & helps his daughter by offering her a baby-sitting job & by getting her into gymnastics. Their friendship soon develops into a passionate love affair.

  • You Not Chinese

    You Not Chinese (1994)
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  • America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back

    America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1992)
    Television (Documentary, Crime and Drama) Sound department In this series, John Walsh, the father of a murdered child hosts this show that illustrates crime stories which have lead to the capture of hundreds of fugitives from the law. With as much luridness and accuracy as possible, various crimes are dramatically recreated with an appeal for any viewer with information as to the crime and the perpetrators to call the show and the authorities and help the cause of justice. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

  • You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown!

    You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown! (1990)
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  • Target... Earth?

    Target... Earth? (1980)
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