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. When he isn’t working he enjoys traveling, he really wants to go to Thailand.

Emma Sheffer

Creative Director

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. Her interests include whittling and large format photography.

Luke Magnusson

Senior Director/Cinematographer/Editor

From being voted “most likely to succeed” in 6th grade (he was home schooled that year) to filming award winning content, Luke has a proven track record of quality work. His passion for excellence is evident in each of his projects — regardless of scope, scale, or budget. A farmer at heart, Luke enjoys raising chickens, gardening, and exploring with his wife and son in Alaska’s great outdoors.

Dmitry Surnin


Moving from Russia at the age of 10 with only a few English words, Dmitry began his never ending journey in visual storytelling. Dmitry graduated from UAA with a Journalism & Film degree and studied Photojournalism at Florence University of Arts in Italy. He is always striving to deliver unique and quality work. On his off time, you’ll most likely find him somewhere in the mountains doing something crazy.

Kitty Mahoney


Kitty is over the moon to have a job that allows her to grow as a filmmaker, travel, and explore a different kind of storytelling. She is currently working towards her goal of being a certified scuba instructor and one day hopes to pursue underwater cinematography.

Bob & Yael Kaufman

Founder & Owners

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 Mt. McKinley, to ultra-marathon wilderness races, to his 2005 swim across Cook 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.

Working with the Channel Films team was such a rewarding and positive experience, and they were very professional from start to finish.

Shanon Hamrick, Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council