Brad Watanabe has always been a storyteller, as a teenager making skating videos with his friends, and as a Christian at Harbor Church West Oahu. He studied Graphic Design at Loyala Marymount University, and Apologetics at BIOLA. In 2006, after working in Los Angeles for 6 years at Motion Theory, Brad moved back to Hawaii to be closer to family. He struggled to find a position within the film industry, and took a position doing IT at Anthology Group. After being prodded by producers, friends, and family, Brad transitioned from his job at Anthology to working full-time as a freelance director. In 2013, he started his company Berad Studio. In the years since, Brad has enjoyed a satisfying career shooting commercials, branding videos, and documentary films. Recognizing how difficult it was to find his place in the industry, and the impact that storytelling has both to the filmmaker and the larger community, Brad founded Berad Foundation to support local filmmakers in finding meaningful work in the media industry.