Matthew is the writer, producer, and director of the beloved documentaries Ola: Health is Everything and ‘Ike: Knowledge is Everywhere, both of which premiered at the Hawaii International Film Festival.
After working for over 20 years in the health care delivery and financing industry, he now devotes his energies to creating thriving communities throughout Hawaii and to producing independent films.
Alexander Bocchieri, Assistant Director
Alex is an award-winning filmmaker whose dedication and selfless style have made him a valuable team member on any crew he's been a part of. He's done every film job possible, including writer, producer, director, editor, and assistant camera operator.
His short films have won acclaim worldwide, including his latest work No More Aloha, which was shown at the 2014 Raindance Film Festival.
Bryson Chun, Associate Producer
A prolific screenwriter, Bryson attended the Academy for Creative Media program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he worked on a wide array of film projects and independent features. He's currently developing a podcast series and a feature film written entirely in Native Hawaiian.
Bryson is a founding member of the production company Novel Reel, and was the producer of the award-winning short film, No More Aloha.
Stacey Hayashi, Associate Producer
Stacey is a former software engineer whose entrepreneurial instincts have lead to a series of successful business enterprises, including her ongoing project to document the heroism and valor of the famed 100th Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Her manga, “Journey of Heroes,” forms the basis for her upcoming miniseries on the famed Go For Broke soldiers from Hawai‘i.
Jeremy Snell, Cinematographer (First Unit)
Jeremy is a devoted cinephile whose photography, cinematography, and filmmaking have been recognized and praised worldwide. He was the director of photography and editor of the first film in the series, "Ola: Health is Everything."
Since that time he has done film work for Facebook's internet.org initiative, Starbucks, Charity Water, and First Hawaiian Bank. Jeremy still travels the world, capturing humanity through portraiture.
Christopher K. Ahn, Assistant Camera
Christopher is a multitalented artist, who's written, produced, directed, and scored a number of short film and independent features. Although his cinematography skills make him a valuable asset to any crew, Christopher's primary passion is creating music.
In addition to filming some of 'Ike's most iconic scenes, Christopher also composed much of the stirring music played throughout the film.
Anthony Vallejo-Sanderson, Assistant Camera (First Unit)
Anthony is a fixture in the local film and media community, having worked on dozens of commercial, feature, and independent projects as cinematographer, assistant camera, editor, and DIT. He frequently works with Jeremy Snell and became a proud father during the filming of 'Ike.
Reynolds Lee Barney, Editor
Whether for his own personal projects or for the wide body of commercial work he's developed, Reynolds' distinctive style has received widespread praise and recognition. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii's Academy of Creative Media, where he wrote and directed a number of memorable short films including Mindset and Delete.
Reynolds edited 'Ike: Knowledge is Everywhere while attending the American Film Institute.
Rachel Halemanu, Still Photographer
Rachel has an eye for the emotional gravity of life and this is evident throughout her portraiture. Her storytelling ability – vivid throughout her film work, prose, and photography – captures distinctive moments in a compelling and evocative way.
In addition to capturing the crew's work behind the scenes, she also contributed to the stunning artwork used in 'Ike's movie poster and DVD packaging.
Victoria Cuba, Production Assistant
After sharing her brave journey as a homeless student in 'Ike's segment on Waipahu High School, Victoria volunteered as a production assistant on the film; some of her work can be seen during the Design Thinking Boot Camp sequence.
Now a proud graduate of WHS, she majors in journalism at the University of Hawaii. When she's not in school, Victoria works for Hawaii News Now and PBS Hawaii, where she produces online content.