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Nikon D810 in used for Family Ingredients. Photo by Juniroa Productions. Director Spotlight video

“There are so many programs about food on television. We really wanted to do something different from the standard cooking show format,” says Renea Veneri Stewart, producer and Director of Photography for Juniroa Productions, Inc. based in Honolulu, Hawai’i. “When determining a unique theme we decided to look to our own personal experiences and heritage.” The crew sees Hawai’i as a melting pot of cultures and culinary influences, so celebrating the state’s multicultural history and its mixed plate of unique dishes made perfect sense. “We discovered the…


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  • Renea-Bio


    • Renea Veneri Stewart is the producer and director of photography for Family Ingredients. She joined Honolulu-based Juniroa Productions, Inc. in 2001 and currently serves as its president. The firm produces Pacific Island content programming such as short and long form documentaries, live multi-camera broadcasts, public service announcements and Web content. The Family Ingredients pilot has been screened at film festivals from coast to coast, and won an Emmy in June 2014. For more information on Juniroa Productions, visit their website at To learn more about “Family…

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    • Bill Frakes is a Sports Illustrated staff photographer based in Florida. His production company, Straw Hat Visuals, produces content that is cross-purposed across multiple platforms reaching maximum viewers. Bill has worked in all 50 states and in more than 125 countries for a wide variety of editorial and advertising clients, including Apple, Nike, Manfrotto, Coca Cola, Champion, Isleworth, Stryker, IBM, Nikon, Kodak, and Reebok. He directs music videos and television ads. Editorially his work has appeared in virtually every major general interest publication in the world. His…

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    • PES is the creator of some of the most widely viewed stop-motion films of all time, including Roof Sex, KaBoom!, Game Over and Human Skateboard. His uncanny knack for transforming familiar objects through stop-motion animation has earned him global recognition and dozens of honors. His short Western Spaghetti was named #2 Viral Video of the Year by TIME Magazine and won at Sundance in 2009. In 2013, his short Fresh Guacamole became the shortest film ever nominated for an Academy Award. PES has also directed dozens of…

  • SANDRO-Bio


    • Sandro has been photographing people for more than thirty years. In 2012 he teamed with Nikon to produce and direct the short cinematic video Joy Ride, which helped introduce the D800. He most recently completed Dream Park, a video short captured entirely using the Nikon D810. His editorial work has been featured in The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, Time, Forbes, Details, Graphis, New York Magazine, ESPN Magazine and more. Among his numerous advertising clients, Sandro counts companies such as Allstate Insurance, Anheuser-Busch, BMW, Gatorade, Coca-Cola, Honda, Milk…

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    • Director and producer Allen Farst of Niche Productions has filmed, directed and produced documentary films, music videos, network and cable productions, sports and interview segments for local, national and international clients. He serves as lead camera operator for helicopter drone aerial footage used by Rahal Letterman Lanigan, IndyCar, Hyundai, United Technologies Aerospace and others. Corporate clients include Beechcraft, Carrier, ABC, ESPN and ExtraTV.

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