Guy Code Episode #54 Live Advice with Filmmaker Kerwin Berk

Host Koji Steven Sakai talks to filmmaker Kerwin Berk. Kerwin’s advice to Koji’s son included (but was not limited to) investing, learning how to survive in a post-apocalyptic, and more. They also got into a discussion about the model minority myth and the universal basic life income (go Andrew Yang!). This was probably one of the most wide-ranging conversations on the podcast! Enjoy!


Kerwin is a Sansei filmmaker who was born and raised in San Francisco’s Japantown. He is an award-winning journalist who worked at newspapers and wire services in Asia and the United States for more than 20 years. His last stop was at his hometown newspaper – The Chronicle. Today, he is a freelance writer and independent filmmaker who still calls The City his home. He has written, produced and directed award-winning films and web series such as “The Virtues of Corned Beef Hash,” “Infinity & Chashu Ramen” and “Gold Mountain.”

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Koji wanted to impart all of his “wisdom” to his son. But of course, his son already thinks he knows more than me. So instead of trying to tell him now and having it go in one ear and out the other, he decided to record them here with the hopes that maybe… just maybe… when he’s ready he’ll listen to his advice in the future and not make the same stupid mistakes he did. He’ll also bring on guests to impart their advice as well.  Koji has no doubt their advice will be better than his.

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