JJ Koester - Filmmaker in Tokyo

JJ Koester

I'm a filmmaker in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English

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About me

I make movies. I've written a handful of feature screenplays and two of them are good. I've made hundreds of short films over the course of my time in Tokyo and most of those are good. I am a competent technician, well-versed in many different cameras and editing tools. I am an efficient decision maker, able to sustain longer shoots without a degradation in the quality of decisions made.

My favourite films are My Neighbour Totoro, Heavenly Creatures, Hausu. I could watch them an endless number of times and not get bored.

I think Gremlins 2, Bad Boys 2 and Addams Family 2 are better than the originals. However, Goblin 2, Son of the Mask and Baby Geniuses 2 are dizzyingly worse than the originals.

My Creations

  1. Swinky Portrait

    19 February 2016

    I wanted to do some backlight photography. I had my wife sit in front of a sheet of cloth and then I took a picture. It turns out she's as gorgeous on film as she is in real life.