NEW SPINOFF SERIES
"Lost & Found
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!
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