Jana Park Moore , Owner
Jana was the first female Director/Producer to win the Championships Round of Honolulu's Showdown in Chinatown film competition with her film "Arthur," which went on to screen as an Official Selection at the Big Island Film Festival. She also produced the film "Dillon," which won "Best Short" and "Best Cinematography" at the Worldwide Women's Film Festival and was chosen as an Official Selection at over half a dozen international film festivals.
Jana Directed, Produced, and Co-Wrote the film "The Baby Lu`au," which was nominated for Best Narrative Short at the Long Beach International Film Festival. It was chosen as an Official Selection at 10 film festivals worldwide, including screenings in Tokyo (Japan), Cambridge (England), Cambodia, Guam, Oregon, Alaska, and in Hawaii at the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival and Ohina Short Film Festival.
Born on Oahu and raised on Moloka`i, Jana has been captivated by film-making since her parents let her loose with a video camera at the age of 8. Throughout her youth, Jana wrote, directed, starred in, and produced multiple plays, video skits, and short films, eventually moving to Los Angeles and earning her first degree at L.A. Pierce College.
Jana supported herself through college by working in the Restaurant Industry, eventually becoming a General Manager, where she honed her business skills while learning the important dynamics needed to lead a team to success. She then studied Politics and Film-making at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, earning a B.A. in Political Science with a Minor in Women's Studies. She has also completed over 100 hours in the University's Pacific New Media program, studying Film and Television Directing, Producing, Editing, Writing, Lighting, Sound, and Art Design, and more.
Hapa Film Studios Owner Jana Park Moore's passion is film-making. She has worked with clients including Disney, The Discovery Channel, Louis Vuitton, and more. Photo by Pawel Nuckowski/Oahu Films
I absolutely love stories about real people. I believe weddings, birthdays, and community events are special times to be celebrated, shared, and experienced again and again. Film gives us a way to do that in a form no other media can deliver. Making beautiful films is fun, exciting, challenging, and always a new adventure. My very favorite thing to do is capture significant, treasured moments that will be enjoyed for years to come.