Jon Osaki is an award-winning filmmaker who has directed and produced promotional, educational, narrative, and documentary films. His initial interest in film grew from his desire to share the stories of the Japanese Community Youth Council, where he has served as Executive Director since 1996. Over the past few years, he has had films screened at film festivals and community event across the country. As a filmmaker, Jon views this genre as the next step in his lifelong pursuit of social justice and equity.
As a long-time community and youth development advocate, Jon believes in using film to bring stories to life for younger generations. He is motivated to inspire the next generation of storytellers who can keep vital chapters of this country’s history alive and relevant to our leaders of tomorrow.