Christopher Makoto Yogi

Christopher Makoto Yogi is an artist and filmmaker from Honolulu, Hawai‘i. His debut feature film, the award-winning August at Akiko’s, had its world premiere at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam in 2018 to critical acclaim and was named by Richard Brody in The New Yorker as one of the best films of 2019. I Was a Simple Man, his second feature film, had its world premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and is in theaters through Strand Releasing from November 19. Chris’ short films include the documentaries Occasionally, I Saw Glimpses of Hawai‘i and Makoto: or, Honesty, and the fiction film Obake (Ghosts). Chris is a fellow of Berlinale Talents, Visual Communications’ Armed with a Camera, Kyoto Filmmakers Lab, and New York Film Festival Artists Academy.


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Parenthood, Panic Attacks and Premiering at Sundance

By Christopher Makoto Yogi | November 18, 2021

Parenthood, Panic Attacks and Premiering at Sundance

I Was a Simple Man writer-director Christopher Makoto Yogi looks back on the past year, a time of huge change and transition for him.