Kitao Sakurai is a writer/director/producer. He directed the Twisted Metal pilot, along with 3 other episodes, for Sony/Peacock. He was the director and co-writer of Netflix’s #1 movie Bad Trip. He most recently directed two episodes of Dave Season 2 and the Season 3 finale with Brad Pitt. He co-created and directed the award-winning short film The Passage.
On the commercial side, Kitao continues to create memorable and comical ads, including SAXX’s cheeky campaign “How a Gentleman Treats His Balls. He has four Super Bowl spots under his belt – McDonald’s “Can I Get Uhhhhhh” and Gopuff “The Gopuff Quartertime Show ft. Lil Dicky” in 2022 and DoorDash’s “We Get Groceries” and Busch Light’s “The Busch Guide” starring Sarah McLachlan.