Brad Kageno was born and raised in Hawaii, and studied filmmaking at Chapman University under the guidance of directors John Badham (Saturday Night Fever, WarGames) and William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection). Brad’s BFA got him no jobs. In 2003, he directed Boyz’ Day, a musical-comedy short prominently featured at the San Diego Asian Film Festival and other showcases. He then directed a dramatic short, Cup of Joe, the following year.
Out of college, Brad 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. So that's what he's doing.
Brad has 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, and a mockumentary about an Asian country singer. On the rare occasion Brad isn’t doing film-work, you can probably find him at home watching The Golden Girls.