Staff Leaders

Guillermo Navarro   is an award winning director, producer, and screenwriter. He began his career producing documentaries and freelancing for several of the most prestigious television networks, including Discovery Channel, National Geographic, ESPN, HBO, ABC, NBC, CBS, VH1, PBS, HLN, TLC Televisa, Telemundo, Fox Sports, Animal Planet, and Speed Network. His feature film, "Relapse", won the award for Best Film at the BIFF, the Excellence in Filmmaking Award at the International Festival of Honolulu, and Silver Remi Award in Houston World Fest.

Guillermo Navarro is an award winning director, producer, and screenwriter. He began his career producing documentaries and freelancing for several of the most prestigious television networks, including Discovery Channel, National Geographic, ESPN, HBO, ABC, NBC, CBS, VH1, PBS, HLN, TLC Televisa, Telemundo, Fox Sports, Animal Planet, and Speed Network. His feature film, "Relapse", won the award for Best Film at the BIFF, the Excellence in Filmmaking Award at the International Festival of Honolulu, and Silver Remi Award in Houston World Fest.

Kanoa Reid   was born and raised in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. He is a freelance filmmaker/videographer specializing in the area of cinematography, he has worked in the camera department on several dozen short and feature film projects including: Running for Grace (Dir. David L. Cunningham), Midori in Hawaii (Dir. John Hill) and most recently Sequela (Dir. Nathaniel Lee Tracy). He was also Director of Photography on an indie feature film, Pilgrim, shot entirely on location in Berlin Germany. The project is currently in post-production and is set to premiere in April of 2019.

Kanoa Reid was born and raised in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. He is a freelance filmmaker/videographer specializing in the area of cinematography, he has worked in the camera department on several dozen short and feature film projects including: Running for Grace (Dir. David L. Cunningham), Midori in Hawaii (Dir. John Hill) and most recently Sequela (Dir. Nathaniel Lee Tracy). He was also Director of Photography on an indie feature film, Pilgrim, shot entirely on location in Berlin Germany. The project is currently in post-production and is set to premiere in April of 2019.

Dan McCoy   is a content creator and in house producer for 24 Frames. Drawing on experience from working at Hawaii’s largest independent film studio, specializing in development and responsible for carrying the film  Running for Grace  through distribution; as well as Assistant Directing half a dozen short films, his desire is to help other filmmakers get their projects made and seen. He is also a professional improviser and performing member of  the Alohahas  theater troupe.

Dan McCoy is a content creator and in house producer for 24 Frames. Drawing on experience from working at Hawaii’s largest independent film studio, specializing in development and responsible for carrying the film Running for Grace through distribution; as well as Assistant Directing half a dozen short films, his desire is to help other filmmakers get their projects made and seen. He is also a professional improviser and performing member of the Alohahas theater troupe.

JP Livingston  is an MFA in Screenwriting Graduate from Virginia, having authored multiple features and shorts, including “Sequela” "Windows & Mirrors", "Rootless Tree", “Dreaming in Stilettos, “Above the Banyan” and “Boy Cries Wwoof”. JP has been actively involved in film and theatre for over ten years, serving as a film director, editor, script doctor, and contractual writer. Having his work produced and read by multiple industry writers.

JP Livingston is an MFA in Screenwriting Graduate from Virginia, having authored multiple features and shorts, including “Sequela” "Windows & Mirrors", "Rootless Tree", “Dreaming in Stilettos, “Above the Banyan” and “Boy Cries Wwoof”. JP has been actively involved in film and theatre for over ten years, serving as a film director, editor, script doctor, and contractual writer. Having his work produced and read by multiple industry writers.

Nathaniel Tracy   grew up in Panama where his passion for cinema led him to pursue a career in filmmaking. Primarily a Director, he has worked in several capacities for various TV networks including; FOX, Bravo, MTV, HGTV, and more. He directed the short film “Windows and Mirrors” and worked on the feature films “Running for Grace” and “The Pilgrim.” He has led the School of Digital Filmmaking since 2017, and his short film “Sequela” is currently on the festival circuit.

Nathaniel Tracy grew up in Panama where his passion for cinema led him to pursue a career in filmmaking. Primarily a Director, he has worked in several capacities for various TV networks including; FOX, Bravo, MTV, HGTV, and more. He directed the short film “Windows and Mirrors” and worked on the feature films “Running for Grace” and “The Pilgrim.” He has led the School of Digital Filmmaking since 2017, and his short film “Sequela” is currently on the festival circuit.


Kezia Salanoa   was born in Switzerland and raised in Samoa. From early childhood she had an interest in Movie Magic and how it was possible to bring stories and characters to life. Her main interests are cinematography, lighting, and coming up with ridiculous movie ideas. An aspiring Director of Photography, she hopes one day to make it in the big world.

Kezia Salanoa was born in Switzerland and raised in Samoa. From early childhood she had an interest in Movie Magic and how it was possible to bring stories and characters to life. Her main interests are cinematography, lighting, and coming up with ridiculous movie ideas. An aspiring Director of Photography, she hopes one day to make it in the big world.


Jedidiah Carlson   is an accomplished writer and editor. Having written over two dozen shorts and three features, his style ranges from comedy to thriller. His experience with the School of Digital Filmmaking has led to set work in Sound Engineering and Props Department for film and TV. A lifelong learner, Jedidiah has seized opportunities to gain experience in every department, during every phase of filmmaking; in order to effectively help students find their best position on the team and the way they will tell their stories.

Jedidiah Carlson is an accomplished writer and editor. Having written over two dozen shorts and three features, his style ranges from comedy to thriller. His experience with the School of Digital Filmmaking has led to set work in Sound Engineering and Props Department for film and TV. A lifelong learner, Jedidiah has seized opportunities to gain experience in every department, during every phase of filmmaking; in order to effectively help students find their best position on the team and the way they will tell their stories.

"Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes." -R.A.