TOTCK - Director, editor, producer
Diq Diamond: born and raised in Southern California, working as a Director/Writer on film/commercial sets, editor and camera operator for multiple projects. Founder and singer/song writer for the bands Diq Diamond and the Family Jewels and Solid, did missionary work in Ecuador and with The Mercy Corp, taught Special Education for 15 years and then went back to school to follow film dream.
Diamond has written multiple shorts and 3 feature length scripts that are currently being work shopped and/or pitched. Most of his stories center around the under-belly and outcast of society, and the simple kindness that is needed to put smiles on their faces, if not for just a short while. keep an ey out for his upcoming comedy series, Potluck With Smooch.
Credits: Potluck With Smooch, God Is A Dog*, Plankenstein (feature), A Home Called Hunger, Choose, Leaf, Multiple videos and local as well as national commercials.
jana Park Moore
TOTCK - Producer, 1st AD
Jana is an award-winning filmmaker and entrepreneur who was born in Honolulu and raised on Moloka`i and Oahu.
Her films have screened at festivals from Alaska to Florida and on the islands of Oahu, Lanai, Hawaii, and Guam, as well as internationally in Japan, England, and Cambodia. She was the first female Director/Producer to win Showdown in Chinatown’s Championships competition and her short film “Dillon” (Producer) won Best Cinematography and Best Short at the Worldwide Women’s Film Festival 2019.
Jana has completed courses in Film and Television Directing, Producing, Editing, Writing, Lighting, Sound, and Art Design with the Honolulu Pacific New Media program. She founded her production company, Hapa Film Studios, in 2015
TOTCK - Director of Photography
Bridging the gap between imagination and reality.
Makoto started his career in cinematography in Honolulu, Hawaii (USA). Shooting diversely in genres which includes fashion/apparel, music videos, narrative films, and documentaries.
He is currently based in Tokyo, Japan.
TOTCK - Producer/Actor
Deborah’s passion for filmmaking started as an actor. That experience was integral in developing her skills as a writer and producer and has lead to a career that has spanned two continents and includes working for Tokyo Disneyland, Landmark Entertainment and Toyota Motor Company, Japan.
Deborah has produced several award-winning shorts that have appeared in festivals nationally and internationally, including, “The Waiting Game”, recipient of a top ten award for Amazon Prime’s, All Voices Film Festival competition in 2019. Recently, she produced/directed/edited, “Extra,” a Best Comedy Short finalist Portland Comedy Film Festival fall 2020 and wrote/produced the drama “The Longing Fade” which will debut in the Made in Hawaii Film Festival.
Recent acting credits include an Amazon Prime Original Series, Hawaii 5-0 and Marvel Inhumans.
TOTCK - Visual & 3D Effects
Robert Is the CEO of Zombie Frog Productions. He has produced a MTV / BET music video for a Woodpile, a rap group. He spent 5 years in Art Institute of Phoenix working on various projects perfecting his craft by working on an animated chevron commercial, animated logos for various companies and providing graphic design services to other clients and companies.
He has created visual effects for the Potluck with Smooth series and product labels, company logos, t-shirts, posters, flyers, websites, etc.. for many clients. Also worked as the Senior Broadcast Engineer / floor manager / video editor / motion graphic artist at ThinkTech Hawaii
"Skies the limits and I will never know what crazy project I get to work on next and I can't wait." RM
TOTCK - Gaffer
Steve is an award-winning filmmaker who was raised in Hawaii. With a background in theatre, film, and television, he has collaborated with others as a director, editor, audio technician, foley artist, prop builder, and lighting specialist.
Steve enjoys creating and modifying film equipment and coming up with quick solutions on set.
TOTCK - Wardrobe & Prop Master
Holly has worked as Head of Wardrobe and Props, Production Designer, Creative Director, and some acting. Having background in both the creative world/s as well as the practical (at one point worked in Government) she fit in the film industry seamlessly.
As the Creative Principal of PhynxPhyr Visions (pronounced phoenix fire), Holly is a web and graphic designer, photographer, published author, healing energy facilitator, and visionary. In any of these modalities, Holly likes to go to the depths and see from a different perspective... To see all of the pieces, suss through, and create the big-picture product.
TOTCK - Head Make up artist & SFX make up
June Jones is a make-up artist, actress and writer.
Following her move to Hawaii from Philadelphia in summer 2009, she dived in full time doing makeup all over the island doing both beauty & special effect makeup.
The next year she was booked to work with New York based photographer for Vanity Fair Italia.
She collaborated with local fashion designers for their fashion campaigns and runway shows. She also the lead artist for Honolulu Fashion Week 2015 & 2016. She travels regularly for photo shoots, fashion shows and advertising campaigns.
Her clients are varies from Kinetic Production, Anthology, Carrillo Digital, HMSA, Travel Channel, History Channel, Neiman Marcus, Hawaiian Airlines, US Coast Guard, local magazines, destination weddings, local television and local indie film production.
TOTCK - Sound
Chris Balidio is in constant movement. Whether it’s taking portraits, running live sound, or managing a podcast network, there is never a dull moment. Chris is a modern-day renaissance man—first being trained as an audio engineer, and later in life venturing into videography and photography.
Most recently he co-founded “Slate and Marker” a quarterly 7 day film competition. Outside of the studio, he is a sound mixer and boom operator for various media production companies.
He plays drums in his spare time
TOTCK - Script Supervisor
Devin was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. With a background in theater, and film he has contributed his passion as a script supervisor, and production assistant on various short films.
Always seeking to improve his craft and broaden his talents, Devin continuously looks for the next challenge to tackle while adapting and being a student to this ever changing field of creativity.
TOTCK - Key Grip
A versatile well-rounded craftsman is known for his ability to find creative solutions to whatever production challenges arise. From carpentry to welding, electrical, plumbing, prop construction on the fly, and any other thing that needs to be done.
TOTCK was his second foray into the Movie industry after a 27-year career as a Military Police officer in the US Army. Other projects include a pilot and first episode of “Return to Life” as Physical effects creator and assistant props creator.