WE ARE CO CREATIVE STUDIOS
Co Creative Studios is one of the few production companies in Hawaii with the capabilities of taking a project from script to screen, completely in-house. Working with Hawaii’s top talent, Co Creative is able to do this while maintaining rigorous quality control. Co Creative Founders Vince Keala Lucero and Scott Lee Mason have over 33 years of collective experience in film and television production.
Established in 2006, Co Creative works in HD television, commercial and film projects, creating high quality programming for such organizations as The Kamehameha Schools, Paramount Pictures, Hawaiian Airlines, Showtime Networks, Straub and Hawaii Pacific Health. Quality television is a standard at Co Creative, producing and collaborating on over 200 shows from Worldwide Reality TV like “Destination X,” or “The Industry” on CBS, to Nationwide Sports like Showtime’s “Elite XC: Ultimate Fighting” and “Extreme Sailing,” featured on The Water Channel.
Equipped with Red Epics, Scarlets, and the Red One MX Digital Cinema Cameras (the choice of Directors Steven Soderbergh and Peter Jackson), Co Creative leads Hawaii in Digital 5K Production. Always giving back to our community, we have worked with the Hawaii International Film Festival since 2007, offering Hawaii’s first RED Camera Workshops. The 2008 HIFF trailer, starring Jason Scott Lee and Kelly Hu, was also shot on Co Creative’s RED#138, in collaboration with Shooter’s Film Production.
Of special interest is work featured in the Kaulani Heritage Room of the Royal Hawaiian Center. Directed and shot by Vince Keala Lucero, and edited by Lindsay Kent and Carrie Keller, the three short films talk about the foundation of the Kamehameha Schools, the current state of the Hawaiian People, and the sacred area of Waikiki known as Helumoa. Other collaborators include writers Brett Wagner, Alani Apio, and Lynn Cook, Colorist/Post Manager Scott Lee Mason, and producers Jo Pedro and Angie Laprette. Utilizing the ultra high definition, 4K resolution of the RED Camera, the three films play in an immersive, specially designed, 4 screens HD surround sound theater, synced to colored lighting effects. A highly technical and complex multimedia experience conceptualized by Co Creative, the films play to hundreds of visitors each day.
CORE TEAM MEMBERS
SCOTT LEE MASON– FOUNDER, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR
Scott Lee Mason is an established producer, director, and editor. He has over 15 years of professional television experience working in Florida, Los Angeles, and Hawai'i. He is the current DIT (digital imaging technician) on CBS' Hawaii Five O. While on the mainland, Mason worked with nearly every major TV network; filming and editing shows like "Hard Line," "Larry King Live," and the infamous Florida Vote Recount. While in L.A., he colored the "Threat Matrix" and feature film, "The Real Cancun" for New Line Cinema.
Returning home to work on local independent movies and tv, he produced a number of successful shows like, "On Board For the Cure"(KHON), "Extreme Sailing" (The Water Channel, KHON), and three series for OC16: "The Silent Majority," "Heroes," and "Blood of the Samurai."
After forming Co Creative Studios with Lucero, the team worked on many cultural projects with a dedication to telling the unique stories of Hawai'i. Mason directed the 2008 Kamehameha Schools
Song Contest Pre-Show, on the legacy of Hawaiian Language, and the 2009 Pre-show on the Dean of Hawaiian Music, John Kameaaloha Almeida. KGMB and numerous members of the community praised the programs as a great success.
Being raised in the islands, Hawai'i has always been an important source of inspiration for Mason. With specialized skills learned at major networks on the mainland, he is dedicated to raising the level
of film and television production for all of Hawai'i.
VINCE KEALA LUCERO– FOUNDER, PRODUCER, CINEMATOGRAPHER
Telly award winner, Vince Keala Lucero, grew up spearfishing and surfing the oceans of West O’ahu. He attended the Kamehameha Schools, where he was chosen to produce an award winning documentary on the 6th Festival of Pacific Arts. Studying tv/film at Loyola Marymount University, his senior project was the very first music video of the Black Eyed Peas; "Fallin' Up." Post graduation, he joined Swank Audio Visuals, and at 23, became the company’s youngest manager at the Four Seasons Newport, and later the Ritz Carlton Kapalua.
Returning to O'ahu to form videography and A/V company AFP, Lucero focused on work as a Cinematographer, lensing indie favs of the Hawaii International Film Festival like "Public Access," "Valtor," "Symphony for One," "Wahine O Ke Kai," and PBS Documentary Feature "Na Kamalei: Men of Hula." Using his instincts as a hula dancer, Lucero captured the story of Robert Cazimero’s Halau Na Kamalei as they swept the Merrie Monarch Hula Competition. The film took the Hawaii Filmmaker Award, and Best Documentary at the Hawai'i International, Los Angeles Asian Pacific, San Diego, and San Francisco International Film Festivals.
As a native Hawaiian filmmaker, Lucero is committed to developing works from a unique perspective. Throughout his 14 years of filmmaking, his passion has always been to produce works that
positively affect the way people think about their impact on the environment, their communities, and themselves.