About
We are a team of artistic professionals who are driven by passion!
ASK Media Productions is your client-focused media production company concentrating on the development of powerful and creative video, digital photography, websites and 3D graphic design. We work with you “one-on-one” to conceptualize and create attention-getting results that satisfy specific goals and reach your desired target markets. Video is one of the most effective forms of communication,
with the power to capture, engage and retain your target audience. Response and retention rates for customers who watch videos are known to be higher. Whether it’s a webmercial, promotional video or corporate training video, ASK’s team of award winning video experts personally manage the entire production of your video to ensure a professional creation.
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Crew

Adam Kaplan
Executive Producer / Director
Diana S. Rice
Creative Producer/ Casting Director
Chris Kilayko
Producer / Director
Josef Holloway
Business Development
Adam Lebenstein
NYC Producer / Director
Talia Schizzano
Digital Content Creator / Editor
Dominic Easter
Director of Photography
Walter Rodriguez
Director of Photography
Giancarlo Candia
Digital Content Creator
Drew Beaty
Digital Content Creator/Editor & Sound Extraordinaire
Keith Colodny
Aerial Specialist
Eric Valdes
Sound Extradonier
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Adam Kaplan
Executive Producer / Director

Adam Kaplan is a media & content producer who specializes in documenting live events consisting of music festivals, tours and concerts. He is the owner of ASK Media Productions which specializes in high end multimedia and broadcast production. He has documented high-energy performances by influential artists of his time on the biggest platforms across the U.S. using the most advanced technologies and equipment in the industry.

His documentations of paramount events are not limited to the Electric Daisy Carnival Vegas/Orlando/NY, Ultra Music Festival Miami, SuperBowl, NFL Draft, 311 Unity Tour, NIN Tension Tour, Katy Perry Prismatic, Maroon 5, Bud Light House, Tortuga and Coachella Music Festival.

Adam’s talent and superior work has attracted an impressive client list including Tommie Copper, PINK, AG, PRG, SJ Lighting, Stageline, NFL, PINK, CNN, HBO, VH1, Mercedes, Nike, Dunlop, BMW, Panasonic, Reebok, Prince Tennis, Maxim, Ritz Carlton, Express, Lan Airlines, Chicago White Sox, & Hilton Worldwide to name a few.

Adam’s philosophy for success in this industry is you must always stay a step ahead of the industry. In addition, you must always be flexible and willing to adapt to constantly changing technologies. When he is not working, he is researching about the latest equipment & networking for the next big project to produce.

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Diana S. Rice
Creative Producer/ Casting Director

Diana was born in Staten Island, NY, raised in Queens by an immigrant single mother. They moved to Broward County, Florida in 1982. Being a product of a single mother, Diana spent a lot of time on the streets where she learned to survive by what she now sees as wisdom to thrive positively in this world. Her multi-cultural background gives her an understanding of every walk of life.

As a counselor/teacher turned actress, Diana began her career in the entertainment industry in 2013, where she quickly realized that all the years spent thinking she was insane was just the artist in her waiting to blossom. She has had numerous principal roles in commercials, independent films and learned an abundance behind the scenes as an extra on many Hollywood feature films and TV shows that were filmed in South Florida. She combined everything she learned in front and behind the camera and began to produce her own independent films and commercials, becoming the creative producer and casting director she is today. In 2014 she produced, wrote and was lead actress in an award winning romantic/comedy. In 2016 a docudrama she co-produced and acted in on sex trafficking won 3 awards. She also wrote, directed, co-produced and was a lead actress in another docudrama on Love Addiction that will be out in 2017. Her philosophy “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” She never hears no, just the word next!

Her degree as a Mental Health Counselor gives her a leading edge connecting with souls in the industry no matter where they are from or where they are going. She has a gift of discerning and thinking outside of the box, which helps with creativity and finding talent who is just as passionate for the art as she is. She encourages YOU to google her and decide for yourself if she is the one to saddle up along side of you to ride into the sunset of your project!

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Chris Kilayko
Producer / Director
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Josef Holloway
Business Development

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Son, Husband, Father, Friend, Business Consultant & Entrepreneur.

Introduction

Josef joins ASK Media Productions after a successful 20 plus year career working in a variety of challenging television broadcasting, video production, digital engagement and consulting roles. Key success stories include helping create the identity for Concrete Beach Brewery (launched by Alan Newman, founder of Magic Hat Brewing Company) to helping create an interactive art exhibition and audience engagement opportunity for LATAM Airlines Group during Art Basel. Those are just two from a long list of wins that all started by dreaming BIG!

A proud graduate of Talladega College, Josef is married to his lovely wife Shayla. Together they have 4 spirited children, Raven, Josef Michael, Shayla Morgan and Rhys Tristan.

Bragging Rights

Josef is the co-owner of The Buttercreamery Sweets Boutique (www.thebuttercreamery.com) and is listed in the IMDb database for a funny scene in the movie “Soul Taker.” MST3K made fun of it here: https://youtu.be/kFfiTVlYECU?t=58m40s.

Additionally, Josef serves as the Managing Director of ASK Media Productions’ partner, Tropic Survival Advertising & Marketing.

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Adam Lebenstein
NYC Producer / Director
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Talia Schizzano
Digital Content Creator / Editor

Talia has been shooting and editing since she was 12 years old. Growing up in a creative and musical family gave her an outlet to put her creative mind into everything she did. Capturing her surroundings and paying close attention to detail became her passion, and she taught herself how to run various editing programs at an early age. After attaining her degree in digital arts, Talia became a shooter and editor for various production companies in New York such as Bravo Media, Edge Water Pictures, and Visitor-One Productions. Talia worked on many creative projects including music videos for upcoming artists, promos, and business commercials. She also spent 4 years in the wedding production business with JCastillo Films and Bilski Productions. After living the city life and gaining production experience, she decided to pursue her greatest passion for traveling and move to South Florida to capture the beauty of the outdoors and to live a happier lifestyle. Talia has been working as a shooter and editor in South Florida and has been privileged to have met many talented people who share her love for film and editing. She continues to put her creative mind to work by turning people’s visions into reality.

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Dominic Easter
Director of Photography

Dominic is a Director of Photography, Cinematographer, Director, Photographer & Editor working across narrative and commercial disciplines. Dominic’s award winning work is often praised for its clever & tasteful approach. He strives to create seductive, elegantly crafted visual images for every production from beginning to end. His work is cinematic in a classy style and his unique eye consistently empowers a classically beautiful but still very contemporary aesthetic.

Dominic has directed or dp’ed commercial and video advertisements for global brands Showtime, Nike, the NFL, Pratt & Whitney, Lavan&Neidenberg, Love Brand Clothing, and many more.

Dominic’s personal film projects often feature his ongoing obsession with the themes of perception, memory and surrealism. With a strong love for the art and craft of storytelling and close collaborators such as director GianCarlo Candia of Nobel Eye Films, Rafael Gutierrez and Adam Kaplan of ASK Media, Dominic continues to shoot and produce indie-films religiously.

His most recently completed short film “Magic” directed by Walter Rodriguez, will have it’s world premiere at the 2015 Pilas En Corto Film Festival in Spain, the film is in competition for the Grand Jury Award.

Born and raised throughout the Virginia, D.C., Maryland regions, Dominic moved to Miami after graduating high school. A high school teacher fed his passion for story-telling through videography and filmmaking and introduced him to the works of such filmakers and photographers as Tod Browning, Whit Stillman, Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Edward Weston.

After graduating from film school, he began to work in Miami and south Florida as an assistant, focus puller, operator, and cinematographer. His collaborations and productions with clients include people & companies such as Nike, Universal Music, Warner Bros, Disney, DEF JAM Records, Capitol Records, and Atlantic Records to name a few. Dominic Easters work has been broadcast on BET, MTV Europe, MTV U, MTV Jams, Fuse, and in iTunes. He has shot music videos for such high profile artists as Rick Ross, Khris y Angel, Twiins, Flo-Rida, Pitbull, Elvis Crespo and Tatiana K

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Walter Rodriguez
Director of Photography

Walter Rodriguez has been working in the industry since 1992 when he started as grip, back in Lima – Peru. He came to United States in 2005, attracted by the mainstream of American Indie Moviemaking. Establishing in Miami as Cameraman-DP, he soon got involved in Fashion Photography, Journalism, Documentary, Films, Music Videos and TV. Getting the chance to work with Shakira, Mickey Rourke, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross among other artist and celebrities.
In 2007 started his career as Director, when he wrote and directed the sit-com “Sin Documentos” for the Latin media. In July of the same year he directs his first feature film: “Torre de Papel” (Tower of Paper)
In July 2011 his second feature film: “Decalogue”, broke in the Film Festival circuit having so far being Officially Selected in the Action on Film Festival.

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Giancarlo Candia
Digital Content Creator
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Drew Beaty
Digital Content Creator/Editor & Sound Extraordinaire

Drew’s journey into video production started well before he ever attended school for it. For three years he ran the audio board for a broadcast station, mixing sound for the newscasts. After moving to Florida he decided to focus his craft on a much broader scale. While attending film school he took a strong interest in audio recording, sound design, and editing. Working with an Adobe Workflow (Premiere, Audition, After Effects) his experience ranges from large scale concerts and festivals, short films, feature length productions, nationally aired commercials, and workflow with 6K R3D Dragon Footage. Though most of his work is done after production is wrapped he takes a strong interest in coordinating with key members on set so as to best manage and shape the footage to best bring to life the creative vision.

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Keith Colodny
Aerial Specialist

Keith Colodny is the Founder and President of Precision Aerial Filmworks
With more than 20 years’ experience in broadcast video and 10 years as a crew member on a helicopter, Keith is an expert in the field of aerial cinematography. For the last 10 years Keith has been building and flying RC helicopters and UAV’s to capture the perfect shot for all the productions he has been a part of, and has earned the reputation of a professional within an industry he helped to develop.

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Eric Valdes
Sound Extradonier
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Dominic Easter
Director/Cinematographer
Walter Rodriguez
Director/D.O.P
  • South Florida Filmmaker, Bobby Viera, has experienced nearly every aspect of the entertainment industry. A professional percussionist and singer since the age of fourteen, his musical background led him from club DJ to remix producer working with such names as Enrique Iglesia, The Rolling Stones, Cheyenne and Pitbull. In 2001, Viera left the music business and began a career as a filmmaker. His first project, a behind-the-scenes documentary on the career of rapper Pitbull, was an instant success and a Best Buy exclusive.

    Bobby Viera’s musical background has made him a perfect Director and Editor for music videos and high impact virals. His music videos have been viewed over a million times on sites such as youtube and vimeo. His filmmaking credits include such stars as, Celine Dion, Pitbull, Pretty Ricky, Elijah King, Olivia Newton John, Jon Secada, Dennis Rodman and award winning directors Penny Marshall, Ray Kay and Paul Boyd.

  • Dominic Justin Easter spent his Wonder Bread years in the Greater Chesapeake regions of Maryland and Virginia before heading off to South Florida to study film majoring in Cinematography with minor in advanced sarcasm. While in college, Dominic and a few of his closest peers formed a strong production team, excelling in the more complex areas of production like shooting in RAW formats, or advanced lighting for film, that the large majority of the rest of the school had little to no knowledge of. From writing, directing and producing and cinematography, Dominic dives into all aspects of production. Currently residing in Miami, Dominic is an ever more sought after Director of Photography and Cinematographer.

    Dominics latest project; the music video for Anthony Bless’s hit single “Your Lover” was the feature release for the opening night of Venue Magazines newest hot spot “KYMA” Dominic has shot projects for clients such as AOL, The American Major League Baseball Association, Rick Ross and Maybach Music, MTV and the MTV/Dub Magazine Project, LP Media, Rakontur Productions, and Peter Langone of Studio One.

  • Walter Rodriguez has been working in the industry since 1992 when he started as grip, back in Lima – Peru. He came to United States in 2005, attracted by the mainstream of American Indie Moviemaking. Establishing in Miami as Cameraman-DP, he soon got involved in Fashion Photography, Journalism, Documentary, Films, Music Videos and TV. Getting the chance to work with Shakira, Mickey Rourke, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross among other artist and celebrities.

    In 2007 started his career as Director, when he wrote and directed the sit-com “Sin Documentos” for the Latin media. In July of the same year he directs his first feature film: “Torre de Papel” (Tower of Paper)

    In July 2011 his second feature film: “Decalogue”, broke in the Film Festival circuit having so far being Officially Selected in the Action on Film Festival.