BEN WILKINS SOUND DESIGN
BLACKHORSE LOWE EDITOR
KATE HACKETT EDITOR
WOODY PAK SCORE
JASON CUTINELLA EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Jason got his start in the media world at McCann Erickson Worldwide as a media buyer for Sony Pictures and then Sony Music International. In 2004, Jason relocated to Hawaii. With a passion for marketing and brand development, he launched Nella Media Group in 2009. In his capacity as CEO, he continues to push the boundaries of innovation in today's media market. Jason currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Hawaii International Film Festival.
JOSH STRICKLAND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Josh is a father, entrepreneur, traveler and team builder. As of 2Q2017, Josh has five independent film projects in play, ranging from preproduction to making the festival rounds. His successful 20 year career encompasses the creation, management or consultation of businesses in film production, information technology, mortgage banking, franchise retail, manufacturing and the equipment rental space. Josh's unique experience and opportunistic drive provides him an ability to successfully execute diverse projects of many sizes.
NICOLE NAONE PRODUCER
As founder of PointHawaii.com - the official media sponsor of the 2016 Hawai‘i International Film Festival, Naone brings her esteemed marketing knowledge, and experience to the forefront of Hawai‘i’s creative community. She was the 2013 recipient of the David H. and Doris C. Cromwell Award of Excellence and has held speaking engagements on behalf of the University of Hawai‘i as an Alumni Expert of its Arts and Culture program. Naone is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools with a Bachelors in Fine Arts from the University of Hawai‘i Manoa.
RYAN MIYAMOTO CINEMATOGRAPHER
Ryan Miyamoto is a an accomplished cinematographer, director, and producer based in Los Angeles, California. Miyamoto’s work can be seen on National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox Sports, ESPN, Disney and Red Bull Productions. His directorial debut, TWINSTERS, premiered at SXSW 2015 and received the “Special Jury Recognition for Editing.” Current work includes NBC Sports’ Spartan Race 2016, Fox Sports’ Titans of Mavericks 2016, and ESPN's NBA Eastern Conference Finals.
CONNIE M FLOREZ PRODUCER / ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Connie M. Florez is an educator, producer, writer, and director. She is the founder of Hula Girl Productions LLC and has worked on numerous award winning internationally recognized projects including Kumu Hina(2012), State of Aloha (2009) and The Killing of a John Lennon (2006). She is the recipient of the CINE Golden Eagle Award (2009) as well as The Emerging Women Filmmakers Grant from General Motors Alliance (2007). She has taught film studies at the University of Hawaii Academy for Creative Media since 2006 and has been the honored Director Of Programming for the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival since 2003.
GREG DOI PRODUCER
As the owner and founder of Greg Doi productions, Greg has been working for feature film and commercial productions for more than 15 years, both within and outside Hawai‘i. Notable projects include Kong:Skull Island, Lost, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates and Godzilla. Most recently, Greg’s The Land was accepted into the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
VINCE KEALA LUCERO PRODUCER
Now in its ninth year, Vince’s company Co-Creative takes on TV, commercial, and film project for organizations like The Kamehameha Schools, Showtime Networks, and Hawaii Pacific Health. A Co Creative collaboration with Rising Sons, short film "Ho'omau" took the Audience Award at HIFF 2016. Co Creative's feature doc "Visions in the Dark: The Life of Pinky Thompson" was honored as the Closing Night Film at HIFF 2015. It is scheduled for PBS Nationwide broadcast later this year. Vince is also a producer of the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival and collaborates as camera operator on CBS’ TV series Hawaii Five-O.
KELII GRACE ASSISTANT CAMERA
Award Winning Director of Photography Kelii Grace has been dubbed a “Visual Translator” by his colleagues and clients. Keenly intuitive of clients goals and Directors vision, Kelii crafts his work with intention, substance and collaboration. Kelii has over a decade of experience shooting + editing commercial motion and still photo projects in North America and Japan. Experienced in all things RED and Arri, Kelii is also a capable drone pilot and operator
Executive Producers: Linda Nichols, Robert Nichols, Jason Cutinella, Joshua Strickland, James Sereno, Ricardo Galindez, Roy Tjioe
Producers: Gregory Doi, Connie Florez, Christopher Kahunahana, Vince Keala Lucero, Nicole Naone
Associate Producer: Brian Uy
Directors of Photography: Ryan Miyamoto, Keli'i Grace
Editors: Nick Stone, Kate Hackett, Robert Bates
Sound Design: Ben Wilkins
Score: Woody Pak