Koji Yamamoto  aka Kojibear 
Director/VFX
       

 

Origins:          Kanagawa, Japan

Hailing:         JAPAN

Specialty:    

 Commercial, Music Video, Narrative
 

Approach:

 Use the force and let the magic  happen.  

 

Interests:
                  Film, BMX, Metal, Chocolates, Star Wars 

 

For the record:  

  • Lives in JAPAN.

  • Lived in Cali for 7 years (2005~2012). 

  • Great great grandpa was a samurai.  Real ish.

  • Former running back

  • Metalhead. But secretly enjoys some pop music.

  • Owns 4 guitars, 2 BMX bikes and a Shiba Inu.   

  • Cooks the best fried rice in the entire world.

  • Childhood dream was to become a watermelon. Real ish.

  • Koji is written 康士 in Japanese. 康(Ko) means “healthy” or “tough” and 士(ji) means “warrior”, “samurai” or “noble man” etc. KOJI(康士) literally means “tough samurai”.

 

Social:   @kojihellfire  //  coast-vision.com

 

Direct:   koji@swankyflicks.com

 
bio

 

Konnichiwa ya'll!  

 

I currently live in Japan and work with both Japanese clients and international clients from all over the world. I’m a former Southern Californian who brought my Long Beach roots back to the deep east.  

 

I’m actually one of the few bilingual directors in Japan, believe it or not.

I often multitask as a director, vfx artist, editor, producer and music composer. I just like to create, yup!. I also had a chance to be part of 69th Cannes Film Festival with my short film, GHOST OF THE SUN.

 

I was a weird little kid who loved Star Wars and making movies in my head. Now I’m a weird grown-up man who loves Star Wars and actually making movies.

 

I guess I haven’t changed much?

 
FLICKS

 

 

Director, Writer, Editor, VFX, Composer, Bow chica wow wow

Brenna v.K. –" Promises of Pretty Things" - Official Video
Director, Editor, VFX

Japan Open Poker Tour 
Commercial
Director, Editor, VFX (titles)

REEL

Director

SONY - FS5 Camera
Branded Content
Director, Editor