Brad Kageno


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.

Pyung Kim


Pyung began writing comedy at the University of Virginia as a stand-up performer. He authored "Howard Dallis, PhD," an acclaimed comic strip published in The Cavalier Daily, and has written for TheStation, a YouTube comedy channel that is one of the most all-time subscribed channels on YouTube (over 84 million views). He was recently assigned to write an independent family comedy feature currently in development.

In addition to screenwriting, Pyung's extensive on-set production experience includes national commercials, pilots, and primetime network television in both sitcom (NBC's Friends spin-off, Joey) and hour-long formats (FOX's Justice).

Michelle Opitz


Having graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in film production, Michelle has produced dozens of short films and documentaries that have circulated film festivals, winning awards and acclaim. She went on to study at the American Film Institute where she directed her thesis film "But Seriously, Folks".

Michelle was the recipient of Chapman University’s Location Film-making grant, Eastman Kodak Women in Film scholarship, and Panavision’s Filmmaker’s Grant. She also had the honor to study under directors John Badham (Saturday Night Fever) and Mark Rydell (On Golden Pond) as a Marion Knott Scholar.

Born in Japan and raised in Hawaii, Michelle moved throughout her childhood. Her diverse background draws her to producing unique projects. While she is not writing or directing her own films, Michelle teaches film and involves herself in projects she passionately believes in.

Bill Otto


Bill's list of narrative features includes Daylight Savings, White on Rice, Breathless and Last Kind Words.