ATSUSHI OGATA wins Best International Narrative Alumni Award at New Zealand Web Fest 2020 for creating his ongoing Yukata Cowboy series and being regular selections & nominations!
LOST & FOUND COWBOY wins Best Comedy TV Episode Award at Portland Comedy Film Festival 2020!
"LOST & FOUND COWBOY - Uplifting Cross-Cultural Onlne Comedy in the Time of Pandemic (Part 2)" (Japan SPOTLIGHT Jan/Feb 2021 issue)
"LOST & FOUND COWBOY - Uplifting Cross-Cultural Onlne Comedy in the Time of Pandemic (Part 1)" (Japan SPOTLIGHT Nov/Dec 2020 issue)
Thank you “Shukan New York Seikatsu” - a weekly Japanese New York paper with 20,000 circulation - for including reference to popular comedic Japanese film character Tora-san, describing our cross-cultural storyline and our motivation to promote cross-cultural exchange and celebrate diversity especially in these times of discrimination and closing borders! Congrats to all our cast, crew, sponsors and supporters!
by Chris Hadley (Snobby Robots) April 22nd, 2020
NEW SPINOFF SERIES
"Lost & Found Cowboy"!
Okay, we've seen Yukata Cowboy travel around the world. Where do we find him now? In front of one of the major landmarks of Tokyo with super-talented cast & crew! We're filming a new spinoff! Stay tuned!
Thanks to co-star Kellie Holway, Director of Photography Motomu Ishigaki, Gaffer Mike Hechanova and Camera Assistant Paul Illge Jr. , Line-Producer Yoichi Sakurai, Hair-Make Up Nana Kozakai, Assistant Director Takafumi Foo Sakabe, Production Assistant Mei Maeda & the rest of our team for all your hard work & contributions! Great photos by Andrew Hartsell!
AWARD WINNER - Best Social Media & Best Trailer for LOST & FOUND COWBOY, Asia Web Awards 2020 (Korea)
Best International Narrative Alumni Award for ATSUSHI OGATA, New Zealand Web Fest 2020 (New Zealand)
Best Comedy TV Episode Award for LOST & FOUND COWBOY, Portland Comedy Film Festival 2020 (USA)
Michael Ajakwe Jr. Pioneer Award 2020 for Atsushi Ogata, Marseille Web Fest 2020 (France)
Best Editing for LOST & FOUND COWBOY, Apulia Web Fest 2020 (Italy)
Best Pilot for LOST & FOUND COWBOY, Asia Web Awards 2019 (Korea),
Best Rising Star for Kellie Holway in LOST & FOUND COWBOY, Seoul Web Fest 2019 (Korea)
Special Jury Prize for Mona Lisa Cowboy, DC Web Fest 2018 (USA),
Best Actor (Star AMETS) to Atsushi Ogata in Mona Lisa Cowboy, Bilbao Seriesland 2017 (Spain),
Best Web TV, Montreal Web Fest (Canada),
Best Comedy Sketches, Dublin Web Fest (Ireland),
Best Creative Concept, Miami Web Fest (USA)
Best Character (Amets) & Web Series Mag Interview Awards, Bilbao Web Fest (Spain)
Special Mention for Outstanding Performance as an Actor, Sicily Web Fest (Italy)Web Series Word Cup 2015 #12 Ranking
Best Actor & Best Film Editing (Sketch Comedy), Rome Web Awards 2016 (Italy), Best Web TV, 2nd Montreal Web Fest (Canada)
Best Screenplay, 2nd K Web Fest (Korea)
Silver Award, 5th DC Web Fest (USA)
Best Sketch Comedy, Seoul Web Fest (Korea)
Best Costume Design, Asia Web Awards 2017 (Korea)
NOMINATED - Best Pilot, Die Seriale 2020 (Germany), Best International Comedy, Bogota Web Fest 2020 (Columbia),
Best Pilot & Best Alumni, New Zealand Web Fest 2019, Best Mockumentary, Miami Web Fest 2019 (USA),
Tuscany Web Fest 2017 (Italy), Die Seriale 2017 (Germany), Austin Web Fest 2017 (USA), Wendie Webfest Hamburg 2016 (Germany),
Roma Web Fest 2016(Italy), Best Male Performance, Rio Web Fest 2015 (Brazil) ,
Best Vlogger, Rio Web Fest 2016, 2017 & 2018, Best Sketch, Dub Web Fest 2016
SELECTED - 10th Camera Japan Festival (Rotterdam, The Netherlands),
21st Tous-Ecrans Geneva International Film Festival (Switzerland),
3rd T.O.Web Fest (Canada).
MONA LISA COWBOY wins
Special Jury Prize at DC Web Fest 2018,
Washington DC, USA!
“Charming & fast-paced while inspiring to creators & potential creators. With good character & story, a creator can succeed in excellence — DIY with panache!”
The prize was handed to the creator/director Atsushi Ogata by Joel Bassaget from Web Series World Cup! Thank you!
(April 7th, 2018. MakeOffice Glover Park, Washington D.C., USA)
ATSUSHI OGATA wins
BEST ACTOR (Star AMETS) at
BILBAO SERIESLAND for
MONA LISA COWBOY!
(October 27th, 2017. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain)
Yukata Cowboy wins Best Sketch Comedy at Seoul Web Fest, Korea!
New Episode of Yukata Cowboy!
Yukata Cowboy Awarded at DC WebFest, Washington DC, USA
BRAVO!!! "Yukata Cowboy" wins Best Web TV at Webfest Montréal!
"Atsushi Ogata - Lasso-swinging filmmaker Ogata has been capturing attention with his cross-cultural sketch comedy series, Yukata Cowboy. "(Bentobox, September 2016, Toronto, Canada)
Yukata Cowboy in Tokyo Cinema & Book Launch!
Best Actor & Best Editing (Sketch) Rome Web Awards!
Best Comedy Sketches at Dub Web Fest!
Special Mention for Outstanding Performance as an Actor at Sicily Web Fest!
Web Series Mag (Liberation) (November 17th, 2015)
"This Lonesome Japanese Cowboy Shoots Faster Than His Shadow" (by Joel Bassaget)
(September 2nd, 2015)
YUKATA COWBOY: A LITTLE SLICE OF LIFE AROUND THE WORLD
by Chris Hadley
"I want to show them slices of other people's lives in other countries, beyond the cliches"
Yukata Cowboy' filmmaker Atsushi Ogata goes his own way! (Asahi Weekly July 17th, 2016)
Article - How We Made Yukata Cowboy!
Eurobiz Japan (February 2016)
" Filmmaker with European Appeal" by Lucy Birmingham
Snobby Robot Magazine (August 31st, 2015)
Inside K Web Fest Part 3 - Producing for a Global Audience
Latest Comedy Clip
Director in Action
Thoughts on Comedies