Ojai, California, United States
Akira Chan a multi race filmmaker from Southern California.
For over 10 years, his passion for arts and culture have been expressed through the process of documentary and creative filmmaking.
After completing a film degree in San Diego, CA, Akira began to work independently to shoot and edit films in the action sports and health and wellness industries.
During this period, Akira also co-created and taught several youth media summer workshops in the non-profit sector, and produced dozens of videos for organizations and individuals focused on social justice, eco-consciousness, spirituality, and health.
It was within the past few years that Akira's creative work began to shift from lone wolf to a team-building and team-based approach to filmmaking.
In 2012 he joined Elevate, a film production company focused on creating positive social media in multiple genres.
His creative efforts include feature films and video productions with Elevate, The Bloom Series - a web series showcasing transformational festival gatherings. and Rare Media, an innovative media startup focused on bringing entrepreneurs to documentaries, and documentary filmmakers to entrepreneurs.