Use of Film

Production Crew

Steve Sue – Co-Executive Producer & Writer

Steve is the founder, Chairman and creative force behind Bizgenics. He’s also a social venture investor primarily in information technology companies. Prior to moving to Hawai‘i, he had a global career as a conceptual designer where he was a lead creator of theme parks, live entertainment productions, corporate theater events, retail environments, product brands, and mega-resort casinos. He subsequently moved into the software space as an investing partner at SaaS Ventures. He also has done a few local projects for friends including creating ChefZone for Y. Hata, rebranding Waikiki Trolley, building websites for Kualoa Ranch, creating Punahou’s GlobalAloha volunteerism app, and creating Feeding Hawaii Together’s “The Pantry” app. Steve sits on Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawai‘i and Feeding Hawai‘i Together boards, is a Blue Startups mentor and a past board member of Junior Achievement

Bryan Spicer – Co-Executive Producer

Bryan is an award-winning producer and director with a 35-year reputation for consistently delivering his cinematic style to high-profile film and television projects. Early in his career, Bryan worked with Director Steven Spielberg at Amblin and ILM, where he also directed for Robert Zemeckis and Ivan Reitman. His TV credits include: “The X-Files,” “Castle,” “24,” “CSI,” and many other projects with Warner Bros., Sony, Amazon, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, Disney, and Universal Studios. Since 2010, Bryan has lived and worked in Hawai‘i, producing and directing more than 200 episodes of “Hawaii Five-0” and “Magnum P.I.” He purchased Sight & Sound Productions in 2020, and continues to help grow the Hawai‘i film, television, and commercial industry.

Alex Bocchieri – Director

Alex is a Native Hawaiian graduate of UH Manoa’s Academy of Creative Media. After graduating, Alex turned his passion for storytelling into creating documentaries about pressing social issues. From there he told stories of local Hawai‘i heroes, leading him to direct his narrative feature film debut, “Go For Broke,” a groundbreaking Hawai‘i-produced war drama that would go on to screen at festivals around the world to critical acclaim. His latest short, “The Pit Where We Were Born,” recently won an Audience Award at the 2019 Hawaiʻi International Film Festival. He recently directed the PSAs for HVCB’s Malama Hawaii campaign. Outside of filmmaking, Alex is a lecturer at the Academy for Creative Media at UH Manoa.

Deborah Miller – Editor

Deborah has been editing for more than 20 years and is one of the premier commercial editors in Hawaiʻi. She was named 2013 Ad Woman of the Year by the American Advertising Federation, Hawaii Chapter and edited the Best-in-Show winners in 2018, 2015, and 2008 that went on to compete in the National Addy Awards. She recently edited the PSAs for HVCB’s Malama Hawaii campaign. Her passion is documentary film. Twenty years of observing the subtleties and incredible power of visual communication has refined her skills of revealing the invisible truths that connect the dots.

Bryson Chun – Associate Producer

Bryson is an award-winning Native Hawaiian filmmaker from Windward O’ahu. He has produced narrative and documentary films that have gone on to screen for PBS, The Smithsonian Institution, The Criterion Collection, and at festivals all over the world. He was a writing fellow for Sundance, CAPE, imagineNATIVE, LA Skins, and ‘Ohina Labs, where he was the Greenlight Award recipient for his short entitled Other People. He holds an MFA in Screenwriting from the Institute of American Indian Arts and is represented by Verve Talent and Literacy Agency.

Henry Kapono – Music Director

Known as “Kapono”, the Hawaiian word for righteous, Henry is pure Hawaiian, born and raised in Kapahulu. Though he had no formal musical training, he fell in love with the guitar and in the 1970s soared to the forefront of Hawaiian music with the duo Cecilio & Kapono. They became the first Hawai‘i group to achieve a national recording contract with Columbia Records. Always musically adventurous, Henry launched a solo career in 1981. In 2017, the legacy of Henry’s music was featured in the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. In 2018, he launched the Henry Kapono Foundation supporting Hawaii’s music and the Arts. Henry has appeared in major motion pictures, films, and many television appearances.