“More Than Miyagi” Filmmakers Kevin Derek and Oscar Alvarez on The Backpack Show

Episode Description

Wax on! On Friday, we’ll geek out Karate Kid style with filmmakers Kevin Derek and Oscar Alvarez, the team responsible for More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story. The documentary releases on demand February 5. https://www.linkpop.biz/more-than-miyagi/

We’ll talk about what inspired Kevin and Oscar to delve into Pat Morita’s life and career, going all the way back to his childhood, then chronicling his groundbreaking career in stand-up comedy and acting. They also explore how he battled addiction along the way.

We’ll talk about what it’s like to unmask the man who portrayed one of the most iconic movie characters of all time. Of course, we also want to know about chatting with actors Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, and Henry Winkler, comedian Tommy Chong, and many more people who worked with and loved Pat Morita.

Join us for what’s sure to be an inspirational episode of The Backpack Show!