Koji Yamamoto aka Kojibear
Origins: Kanagawa, Japan
Commercial, Music Video, Narrative
Use the force and let the magic happen.
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”.
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?
Director, Writer, Editor, VFX, Composer, Bow chica wow wow
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