H&F is a boutique production company set up by producers and visual artists committed to making creative production more streamlined and enjoyable. We love what we do and we love collaborating with like-minded people to create brilliant work.
Got a big idea that needs to be produced? A cool tvc storyboard? A sleek corporate video? A great documentary? A crazy webisode? A seemingly impossible video installation? A wild music video? A clever short film? A moving full length film? Let’s talk about it!
It’s simple. Think of us as your “special line-production team” that can spare you all the stress involved in getting full-on productions done. From getting the best people together, to booking flights, organizing conference calls, casting talents, mobilizing a shooting crew, cameras, caterers, sound mixing and coffee runs (or tea if you prefer). We’ll handle everything from pre-production right down to delivery and we always aim to make sure you enjoy every moment of it.
Above all, we like to keep things clean, lean and mean. That means being transparent and practical to yield the most brilliant production values possible.
Partner | Producer Chris Esguerra
Chris Esguerra is a seasoned producer that has worked on both sides of production.
He had the privilege of working as an agency producer at TAXI.CA and was able to work on National campaigns for Mc Cain & Canadian Tire to name a few.
He is now back in Manila sharing the brand of production he has learned in Canada.
Chris treats every job as an opportunity to showcase The Philippines as an amazing shooting destination.
Director | DOP Benjamin Dowie
Specialising in creating evocative and visceral content with a distinctly organic and honest style, invoking sun-drenched memories and glimmering emotions of intimate moments and delicate details.
Dowie's work has reached just about every corner of the globe, with over 5 million views online via Vimeo and Youtube, and has been featured seven times on 'Vimeo Staff Picks'. Ben has received awards for his cinematography at the SA & WA Australian Cinematographers Society Awards for the past three years, with 2 Golds, a Silver, and 3 Bronze. In 2013 he was runner-up in the film & video category of the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards.
Director Llloyd Lee Choi
Born and raised in the quiet suburbs of Ontario, Canada, Lloyd found a magical escape with cinema early on. Growing up, he was a fixture at the $2 Tuesdays at his local movie theatre and eventually, began to secretly create films of his own; directing, acting, shooting, and editing to spare embarrassment throughout his humble beginnings. As he honed his craft, he found storytelling through creative collaboration as the soul of filmmaking, and found directing to be his passion. With a number of awards (including his latest Silver Cannes Lions for his Cornetto piece, '40 Love' featuring Lily Allen), big global brands, and a couple viral hits under his directing belt, he is driven to continue telling compelling stories with a cinematic eye and a human touch. And he aspires to learn jiu jitsu one day to defend himself against giant dogs that love to jump on him.
Director Gevorg Karensky
From the age of ten Gevorg was certain he wanted to be a director. Growing up in Russia, Armenia Gevorg ravenously devoured cinema, but it wasn’t until he immigrated to Los Angeles at the age of fourteen that Gevorg began to clearly see how he could make it into a reality. The first step was learning English, which he taught himself over a summer spent pouring over books from the library. Once he mastered English it was on to learning the language of film and production. Gevorg was fascinated and consumed by alternative ways of telling stories and wanted to know how to bring his imagination to life – walking that delicate and artful line of something tangible, visceral and something digital, out of the ordinary and hyper-real.
It was his talent and drive that landed him a place at the Art Center of Design in Los Angeles. As his thesis project at ACCD, Gevorg took his love for video games and handcrafted a groundbreaking short film based on the popular Grand Theft Auto series that integrated a third person perspective. The film went viral almost immediately and to date has racked up over 13 million views. Upon graduating in 2012, Gevorg was immediately signed by UK outfit Outsider/Unit 9. In conjunction with them he was hired to launch Jaguar’s new sports car with a jaw dropping commercial called New Dawn for Spark 44, London.
Gevorg went on to create a gaming film for Nissan out of Digitas LBI, Paris and a stunning VR experience for O2 out of MC Saatchi, London. For each of these projects Gevorg found himself assembling a crack team that could uniquely bring these alternative platform projects to life. In 2015 he founded Bipolar Id, a specialty company that acts as a partner on all his VR projects.
But it wasn’t until his latest work that Gervorg’s place as the future of storytelling was solidified. Gervorg has sculpted a 360-degree narrative film for Mini/BMW called Real Memories. The film takes an absolutely one-of-a-kind look at how the mind copes with the unknown, as seen through the chilling story of a manipulative psychotherapist.