Partner | Director of Photography In 1976, Dennis founded Pacific Focus and built it into one of the most respected production companies in Hawaii, employing and mentoring many of the State’s top production professionals. As a D.P. with over 35 years of experience, he has worked on many film and video productions such as award winning commercials, national TV series, and long-format projects. examples Since Dennis participates in triathlons, you can often find him on the streets of Honolulu, running, [...]
President | Executive Producer Recently marking his 19th year in the Hawaii Film Industry, Jason has been working at Pacific Focus producing shoots for a wide range of clientele, such as Hilton Hotels in Hawaii, Aloha Airlines, National Geographic, ABC Entertainment, HBO Productions and Revolutions Studios. Along the way he has picked up a District 13 Addy – Best of Show and the ability to really belt out Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive.” Now as 1013’s fearless leader, we [...]
Production Manager A native of Basel, Switzerland, Tobias spent his college years attending Hawaii Pacific University. Shortly after graduating with a B.A. in Visual Communications in 2003, Tobias permanently traded in his cheese, chocolate and Ueli Bier for sun, surf and lots of SPF 50 sunblock, not to mention a position at Pacific Focus. There’s a reason his “1013” business card says “Production.” On shoots, you can find him in various roles: camera operator, gaffer, photographer or the guy on [...]
Producer Although she was born in Japan, Jenny has grown to call Hawaii her home. Sugoi! She began her career in video production at Pacific Focus, after completing her BA in Communications at the University of Hawaii at Manoa – she was part of ACM’s first class. She quickly moved up the ranks, coordinating productions for clients such as Reebok, Maui Jim, Taco Bell, and Aloha Maid Drinks, occasionally getting cast in some of them (perk of the job). In addition to [...]
Producer/Director Born in Richmond, Indiana and raised in Hawaii, Ken has spent a great majority of his life listening to 80’s music, dancing to 80’s music, and singing 80’s music (not necessarily in that order.) However, mixed in between the MC Hammer verses he has accomplished a few things. Verse 1 He began his career at a local television station, working his way up from an audio and camera tech to a director of newscasts and television commercials. <Guitar break> [...]
Director Our commercial director, Eric Locko, is mysterious, really tall and a very cool guy. But if there’s one thing to remember about him, he’s a really talented director. See for yourself, click here.
Media Manager/Assistant Editor Born and raised in Honolulu, Jeff has always had a great affinity for Hollywood. Though his formative years were spent collecting bottle caps and trading cards, most of his free time was filled with watching the 80’s TV series V (his all time favorite show) and making homemade movies. But it was only after he attended Honolulu Community College did he realize that his love for video production could be a profession. After getting his A.S. degree [...]
Accounting Manager When we say Karen brings a wealth of experience to 1013, we really mean it. Her career in accounting began over 20 years ago when she earned a BBA in Accounting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Soon after, Karen realized that working at CPA firms and banks would really limit her chances of meeting “hot and hunky” actors. So in 1992, she took her irresistible smile, infectious laugh, and love of action and sci-fi movies to [...]