I Was a Simple Man is a ghost story set in the pastoral countryside of the north shore of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. Revealed in four chapters, it tells the story of an elderly man facing the end of his life, visited by the ghosts of his past. Incorporating familial history and mythology, dream logic and surrealism, I Was a Simple Man is a time-shifting, kaleidoscopic story of a fractured family facing the death of their patriarch that will take us from the high-rises of contemporary Honolulu to pre-WWII pastorals of O‘ahu and, finally, into the beyond. Starring Steve Iwamoto and Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians). Written and directed by Christopher Makoto Yogi.
Landmark Presents an Exclusive Filmmaker Letter from writer/director Christopher Makoto Yogi.