A San Diego Video Production Company

ryan knight

DIRECTOR // PRODUCER // OWNER

 
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Ryan found his passion for filmmaking in high school, studied it in college and now loves that he gets to do it everyday.  After going to LA to work in feature films, Ryan has found his niche in commercial filmmaking.  He loves diving into a brands ethos and telling stories that resonate with their followers.  Outside of work, Ryan has an awesome family with his wife Caitlin, son Nolan and daughter Noelle.  He loves a good burrito, local beer and enjoying football way too much.

 
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LUKE MCCAIN

CO-FOUNDER // DIRECTOR // PRODUCER

 
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Born and raised in San Diego, Luke found his love for entrepreneurism & film early. After attempting to start numerous businesses as a teen, while simultaneously writing and filming short films on his Hi8 Sony camcorder - the two collided when he co-founded Pure Cinema in 2014. As Executive Producer & Director, Luke's style is influenced by a brand's overall aesthetic & thrives most when crafting innovative stylistic ad campaigns for brands that push the boundaries and break the rules. 

 
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matt mangham

DIRECTOR

 
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A background in classical piano taught Chris how to listen to the things around him and make sense of the themes. That sense of observing and assimilating is how he approaches his films. As a director and editor, he gets real performances – often from non-actors – and chooses shots to illuminate the rhythm of their lives, making their stories bolder and more playful. Among his accomplishments: 3 x Vimeo Staff Picks, an AICP nomination, film festival awards, a YouTube “top 10 Made-for-the Web shows” credit, and putting up with the NYC subway. He is preparing his debut feature film. He adores chocolate covered almonds.

 
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JOHN TRICE

DIRECTOR // PHOTOGRAPHER

 
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John is a commercial director & photographer based in San Diego, CA.  Inspired by real life, he has an endless passion for crafting compelling stories that are soulful, genuine and relatable. Originally from the South, John believes that kindness and hard work can get you through just about anything. This philosophy and his down-to-earth attitude are reflected in both his work and the people he works with.  His career as an image maker & storyteller has taken him all over the US working with clients & agencies like Activision, Callaway Golf, Cincinnati Insurance Company, EAS Sports Nutrition, Edelman, Integer, Kashi, Naturalizer, New Era Hats, Ogilvy, POSSIBLE Worldwide, Puma Golf, Taylor Guitars, UPS Store, ViTRO & Wild Turkey.

 
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CHRIS SHIMOJIMA

DIRECTOR

 
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A background in classical piano taught Chris how to listen to the things around him and make sense of the themes. That sense of observing and assimilating is how he approaches his films. As a director and editor, he gets real performances – often from non-actors – and chooses shots to illuminate the rhythm of their lives, making their stories bolder and more playful. Among his accomplishments: 3 x Vimeo Staff Picks, an AICP nomination, film festival awards, a YouTube “top 10 Made-for-the Web shows” credit, and putting up with the NYC subway. He is preparing his debut feature film. He adores chocolate covered almonds.

 
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