Phoenix, Arizona

Akira Chan is the creative director and founder of Rare Media, a digital media and documentary production company focused on one-of-a-kind storytelling for entrepreneurs, artists and creatives.

Akira has had the honor of sitting behind the camera with hundreds of artists, musicians, athletes, and leaders for a countless number of productions in the health and wellness, personal development, and action sports industries. His nonprofit work includes developing and teaching 3 documentary programs that continue to serve underprivileged youth today.

Between 2011 and 2014, Akira had the honor of working with Elevate films- where he contributed to over 100 productions featuring world renowned transformational leaders, and organizations. During this time, Akira co-created the documentary web series “The Bloom", and worked on the upcoming feature film “Be Brave” (whose Indiegogo success story raised nearly $200k in 45 days).

In 2015, Akira fell in love with his ultimate muse, Renee Airya, and they brought their worlds together to form RARE Media. In it’s first year alone, RARE Media filmed 5 live events, produced a 14 part web series, over 130 video blogs, 20 launch videos, music videos, and filmed for 2 feature documentaries.

Akira is currently directing a documentary on addiction and expanding Rare Media's services to include physical products and innovative storytelling in virtual reality.



  • Work
    • Film