Brad was born and raised in Hawaii, and studied filmmaking at Chapman University under the guidance of directors John Badham (SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER) and William Friedkin (THE EXORCIST). Brad's BFA got him no jobs.
Out of college, he took film assistant gigs and random day jobs to pay the bills, but quickly realized that the only way he was going to make a movie in Hollywood was to do it himself. In 2012, he successfully raised funds for his first feature, I HATE YOU. The film will premiere in 2018.
Brad has also developed several screenplays that further explore the Asian-American experience, including the World War II internment and the heroics of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He is currently working on his second feature, MANA, a dance-comedy featuring Lawrence Kao and Julie Zhan.
On the rare occasion Brad isn't doing film-work, you can probably find him at home watching THE GOLDEN GIRLS.