Writer/Producer Koji Steven Sakai is the founder of Little Nalu Pictures LLC and the CEO of Chopso (www.Chopso.com), the first Asian English streaming video service. He has written five feature films that have been produced, including the indie hit, The People I’ve Slept With. He also produced three feature films; a one-hour comedy special on Starz, Comedy InvAsian, a television series featuring the nation’s top Asian American comedians; and Brash Girls Club, a limited comedy series, which premiered on Tubi TV in the summer of 2019. Most recently, he wrote and produced a feature film, Last Girl, which is currently in post-production.
Koji’s debut novel, Romeo & Juliet Vs. Zombies, was published in paperback in 2015 and in audiobook in 2016; his graphic novel, 442, was released online in 2017 and in print in 2019; his newest novel, Zombie Run, was recently released in print and ebook in May of 2019; and his newest graphic novel, Santa Vs. Zombies, will be released in the winter of 2019.
In addition to his writing, he produces and co-hosts two podcasts; Slanted View, with Quentin Lee; and Best OR Worst Podcast with M. Martin Mapoma.
He is currently a screenwriting instructor at UCLA Extensions and at the New York Film Academy in Burbank.
Midnight Watchers Koji Steven Sakai, Jennifer Field, and Quentin Lee discussed the 1977 Dean Koontz movie Demon Seed. They disagreed about the ending and meaning of the movie. Listen to what we thought and then tell us what you think.
Co-hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on writer/director/film executive Thomas Lim to talk about his life and the best or worst day of his life. Hint: it involves Cheetahs. We also talked about the Last Dance, basketball, and film.
Hosts Koji Steven Sakai, Jennifer Field, and Quentin Lee discuss the controversial 1977 Japanese thriller (?) In the Realm of the Senses. They debated if this was a porn or art house movie? Or both? As usual, two of them loved this movie, one of them hated it. Can you guess which watchers liked it and which hated it?
This week host Koji Steven Sakai brought on the very talented Sandra Santiago to talk about communication. It should be known that Koji is terrible at communicating to those he loves… so this was a good show for him to learn something as well!
Hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma ask actor Achie Kao (Power Rangers, CSI, People I’ve Slept WIth, amongst many other TV and film both here in the US and China) about the BEST or WORST day of his life. His answer had to do with a decision he made while in college.
This week Midnight Watchers review the 2010 Mexican horror movie We Are What We Are. It’s our second cannibal film we’ve watched so far! Two of the watchers loved it, and one thought it was okay. Can you guess which of the two liked and who didn’t?