Feuding sisters grapple with the reality of inheriting their mother's belongings after a rising shoreline threatens to take their childhood home away.
Co-written and directed for the 2019 Los Angeles 48 Hour Film Project.
WRITER • DIRECTOR • TRAILER EDITOR
Okamoto Kitchen — anime & webcomic
Okamoto Kitchen is a food truck business seeking to make a branded anime based on their mascots.
SYNOPSIS: Okamoto Kitchen is the story of the relaxing and friendly life of a food truck owner…
Yeah just kidding. The food truck industry is a brutal world! Savage races for parking spots, epic shonen food battles, and lots and lots of VIDEO GAMES! The naive Okamoto Kitchen food truck team of Haru, Chizuru, Mickey and Honey try their best to navigate their way around the unforgiving landscape of the Los Angeles food truck scene. Our heroes will have to push through the growing pains not only to figure out how to thrive in the food truck business, but to also discover who really has their best interests at heart. The culinary arts can sometimes be hard to digest.
This project will bring together a smorgasbord of creative and talented individuals, featuring the art of Takuya Saito (Sailor Moon, One Piece, Dragon Ball Super: Broly), the voice talent of Cristina Vee (Sailor Moon, Hunter x Hunter, League of Legends), the music of Layla Lane (Coca-Cola, Killers) and the story of Mykal Williams (Cartoon Universe) & Rafael Hernán Gamboa (Violet, The Long Take, My Kingdom Come: An LA Gangster Rap Story). Blending the tastes of professional Japanese artists and western writers has given us a very interesting flavor!
Episode 0: How I got a job on Okamoto Kitchen Food Truck
This is a promotional episode I co-wrote with Mykal Williams for the Kickstarter campaign introducing the protagonist Haru Umesatki, voiced by Christina Vee.
I also am part of the webcomic writing team. This is a sample strip that I penned.
"The Dao of Honey #1"
I took World Religions in high school and a little Zen Buddhism in college and I finally got to use it for something.
The Long Take — YouTube channel
My personal channel dedicated to video essays and commentary on film and television. I write, narrate, edit, and mix sound on every video. These are passion projects I put together on my own time, and several of my videos have been featured on the A.V. Club. These are just a few samples of my work.