We work hard and are proud of what we do

We are a creative-driven, Anchorage-based video production company that focuses on projects both in and outside of the state. Our team pushes each other to continually learn, experimenting with cameras, devouring movies, and constantly researching new technology to improve our craft.

When creating a video, we build a strong partnership with our client and help them create an emotional connection with their viewers. We always get the most out of our budget, whether it’s a long-form documentary or a 30-second commercial for a locally-owned small business.

We Love Our Job

We get to travel constantly, meet passionate people, and help them share their stories. What more could we ask for?

Meet the Team

Howdice Brown III

Head of Production

Howdice Brown has shot and directed everything from Emmy award-winning documentaries to destination brand videos and crowdfunding campaigns. Over the last 8 years his projects have taken him to every corner of Alaska and beyond.

Emma Sheffer

Head of Production

Emma is a filmmaker from the Puget Sound who studied both film & television production and fine art at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Her goal for each project is to create something she is truly proud to share with her peers.

Alex Troutman


Alex is an Alaskan filmmaker from South Central Alaska. Having spent his whole life in the state, he feels a special connection with the land and the people. His history of working as a commercial fisherman, a builder, a teacher, as well as a filmmaker and Journalism major at UAA has shaped him into a person who is passionate about telling Alaskan stories.

Jiin F. Chang


Jiin F. Chang, born in Taiwan, was raised across several countries by his family, equipping him with worldly experiences, unique perspective, and fluency in three languages. Jiin has studied within selective Fine Art programs in Taiwan and the UK, where his inspiration to tell stories through images developed. Jiin moved to the state of Alaska in 2019 and has been honing his craft in filmmaking, earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alaska in Anchorage. Jiin considers film, a universal language.

Yasent Oliver


Born and raised in Kodiak, Yasent received his bachelor’s in Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts from the University of Colorado in the spring of 2022. He came to Anchorage the following fall to join the Channel Films team, fresh from captaining a tender in Bristol Bay, bringing a passion for authentically Alaskan filmmaking.

Bob & Yael Kaufman

Owner / Founder

Bob founded what became Channel Films in 1992 and has taken it to new heights again and again. Bob’s been known to do some wild adventures, from his 1986 solo ascent of Denali, to ultra-marathon wilderness races, to his 2005 swim across The Inlet—the first and only.

Yael is the task-master with a can-do approach and winning smile. Her enthusiasm and commitment to the highest standards has built up the Alaska Channel family of business’ reputation as companies that deliver. Yael loves her time exploring Alaska’s backcountry with Bob, their three kids and puppy.

Twenty-Six Years Of…

Delivering Results

After decades of service, the team has earned the respect of clients from Kaktovik to Singapore.

Distributing Media

Channel Films is a member of the Alaska Channel family of companies and is proud to support their media needs. Learn more

Showcasing Alaska

We are proud of our Alaskan roots and its beauty will never cease to amaze us.