MTV | Ex On The Beach

What if you thought you were finding love in paradise…but YOUR EX JUST SHOWED UP?

Platinum rapper and actor Romeo is set to host the social experiment that features 10 romantically embattled reality stars from “The Bachelorette,” “Big Brother,” “Bachelor in Paradise,” “Vanderpump Rules,” “Are You The One?” and “Bad Girls Club” alongside everyday singles who show up for what they think is a run-of-the-mill love and dating show in paradise, only to be completely blindsided by their exes (in some cases multiple) face-to-face. A complicated web of hookups, deceit, revenge and drama unfolds against the sultry backdrop as couples decide if their love can be reignited, or if the flame of romance is gone for good.

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BMW | Der neue BMW X5

Stand back and take it in. The BMW X5 is the epitome of escapism, ready to hit the road at a moment’s notice. With a quartet of powerful engines to choose from, a spacious interior, and unmistakably adventurous BMW style, this Sports Activity Vehicle® is your ticket to drive anywhere you want to explore.

This was probably thee most luxurious and top secret productions I have ever been on. It was a 7-day intensive BMW commercial shoot with months and months and months of preparation. Everyone played a crucial role. Locking down locations, keeping the picture vehicle completely out of sight and capturing the highest quality of motion pictures. Strong work team, till next time.

HYUNDAI | Finding Purpose The KONA Way

The sun was shinning, the weather was sweet and day two of our 3-day HYUNDAI commercial shoot was underway. Things were finally running smoothly and all locations were exactly what the team had wished for. Special thanks to Connie Alicino and Austin Everette for the long hours and handling all production logistics, and to Greer Chaldekas for your hard work and helping me run a tight locations team.  

Sometimes finding your purpose is helping others find theirs. Rowena, a vlogger, and Kai, a fireman, tell their stories of finding purpose and living life the Kona Way.

HYUNDAI | Choosing Your Passion The KONA Way

After a hectic week of location scouting and last minute permitting we were finally set for our first day of an an amazing 3-day shoot with HYUNDAI, director Mike Lee Thomas, and some of Hawaii's greatest influencers. 

Will you take the path chosen for you, or choose your own? Sam, a traveler, and Alicia, a photographer, come together to discuss finding what you’re truly passionate about and living life the Kona Way.

ADIDAS x PARLEY | Clean Cliffs Project w/Anna Bader

A beautiful, wavy rock formation is a ledge of activity on the edge of the ocean in Hawaii. Inspired by nature and love of cliff diving, "Clean Cliffs Project" is taking further steps to end pollution joining forces with environmental initiative.

Film produced by Miniac Films, Adidas, Parley for The Ocean. Directed by Matthias Hoene.

NBC Sports | IRONMAN World Championships 2016

The 2016 IRONMAN World Championships was as heated as always with top triathletes from around the globe along with thousands of qualifying age groupers, including men and women over the age of 70, disabled and paraplegic athletes, war veterans, severely burned victims like Turia Pitt, and even your average Joe. This is by far the most inspiring event that I have ever been a part of and I will hopefully compete sometime soon.  

Congratulations to Jan Frodeno and Daniela Ryf for the well deserved victory and to all of those who have crossed the finish line. Click on the banner below for the epic documentary of last years race produced by NBC Sports and the gang at Texas Crew Productions.

E! Entertainment | Emmy Awards 2016

The 2016 Emmy Awards red carpet event was quite the sight to see, and thanks to my mate Brandon Stech at E! Enertainmet I was lucky enough to experience it first hand. This years creative and production support team were spot on and all the stressful preparations surely paid off. See you all at the Golden Globes!

Click on the image below for the E! News red carpet arrivals, 2016 Emmy Award winners, E! Glambot video coverage, interviews and party pics!

Nickelodeon | Paradise Run!

It was an honor and a privilege to work along side Executive Producers, Scott Stone and Marcus Fox, and an awesome group of friends for another season of Nickelodeon's, Paradise Run! This was an intense but fun 5-week project that took place at the Big Islands very own, Hilton Waikoloa Village. 

Click on the banner below and head behind the scenes with Daniella Monet for an inside scoop of a game show that puts 3 teams of best friends against awesome obstacles, ridiculous riddles, and other crazy challenges! Who will finish first, and who will watch their tropical dreams sail off into the sunset? Ready, set, run!

Alberto Fermani | Fall/Winter 2016

The Big Island of Hawaii was an obvious setting for the Alberto Fermani Fall/Winter 2016 Collection photo shoot. Local model, Perri Ricci and fashion photographer, Frankie Bees, did an outstanding job along with the help of Maui make-up artist, Camille Kozuki and the beautiful, Neely Mack.

Click on the photo below for an amazing video filmed and produced by local filmmaker, Dom Walczuk and yours truly.

Photo | Frankie Bees

Photo | Frankie Bees

Patagonia x Deep Water Surf | Hawaii Island

When you've got a solid crew to surf with, the shorter trips can be just as fun as chasing swell halfway around the world. In the latest episode of Deep Water Surf, Oahu big wave surfer Kohl Christensen and Brazilian pro surfer Danilo Couto link up with my mates Robert Patterson and Mikey O'Shaughnessy for a few sessions in rural Hawaii. It doesn't take long to see that the Big Island boys have the good life pretty well dialed in.

Click on the banner below for a killer segment filmed and produced by local cinematographer, Adam Palumbo and yours truly. 

Immersed | Bodies of Water

Over the next year I will be collaborating with fine artist, Kristie Kosmides, on a project that explores connections between humanity and the ocean through figurative works in paint and photography. Our purpose is to express the importance of our relationship with the ocean and humankind in hopes to bring awareness to conservation and care for both.

Immersed - To plunge into or place under a liquid. To Involve deeply; absorb.

Model | Madie Andersen

Model | Madie Andersen

The Can If Can Jam Too!!

The Can If Can Jam (CICJ) is a concert, fundraiser and food drive for the Hawaii Food Basket and Hilo Skateplaza Coalition. Fellow musician, Scott Wagner, and I hosted the very first CICJ back in 2010 at the Hilo Bandstand. Six years later and here were are with more than double the amount of support and another chance to celebrate as we give back to our beloved community.

On Saturday, February 27th, at the Hilo Town Tavern, we were able to collect 186 pounds of food that was gratefully donated to the Hawaii Food Basket, helping to feed families in the Hawaii County. We were also fortunate enough to raise a grand total of $562.00 that will be used towards the Hilo Skateplaza.  

Mahalo to all of our sponsors and to everyone who helped and participated in this years event :)

NAK House | Hilton Waikoloa Village

The incredibly talented Wilfredo Garcia, Ricky Lesser and Zack Gemmell of NAK House teams up with the Hilton Waikoloa Resort to produce a compelling new promotional video for the newly renovated MAKAI luxury suites. I was fortunate enough to hop onboard as production support and second camera thanks to fellow Southern California filmmaker, Ryan Moss.

Click on the banner below for the awe inspiring imagery of NAK House. 

Saucony | The Running Astronomer

As part of our “Seeker Series,” we recently traveled to the Big Island of Hawaii to film Michelle Collins, “The Running Astronomer.” A Hubble Fellow at Yale University, Michelle spends her days studying the origins of the cosmos. Running is big part of her daily routine; Michelle not only loves the sport, but also utilizes the time while running to come at her work from a different perspective, think more clearly and maybe even have an “aha” moment or two.

CBBxENA | Model Search 2015

Ena Media Hawaii teams up with local fashion designer and bikini expert, Veronica Hill of Cherry Blossom Bottoms, in a super fun and colorful photo shoot showcasing her hottest summer swimsuit collection, my fashion photography skills and 4 upcoming models from around the island.

Model | India Southern

Model | India Southern

Mitsubishi 4x4 | Adventure Hawaii with Carlos Burle

Brazilian action sports photographer, Alexadre Socci, invited me to Oahu's North Shore to help produce a short film about a family who won a trip to Hawaii with Mitsubishi 4x4 and Brazilian big wave surfer, Carlos Burle. It was an action filled week with good friends, great food and tow-in surfing at some of Hawaii's top outer reef breaks. It's jobs like these that keep me going. Mahalo Ale!     

O vencedor do Hawaii Adventure, João Fábio, surfando no Havaí com uma das lendas do surf mundial, Carlos Burle. Uma semana de surf, diversão e paisagens de tirar o fôlego.

Surf é 4x4, 4x4 é Mitsubishi.

VOLCOM | Pufferfish Surf Series - Pohoiki 2011

Every year the Volcom Pufferfish Surf Series Big Island event goes off and I'm there to capture it all on camera! The forecast was looking pretty grim for Banyans so we were forced to move the contest to the beautiful and consistent Pohoiki Beach Park, on the East coast of the island. The word spread quickly, and Saturday morning was packed. The waves were a rippable 2-3 feet and despite the morning glare and downpours... the contest was on!

Video | Shawn Pila | Edit - Chad Richmond | Music - "Sway" by Broken Gold

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