LIGHT STRIKE PRODUCTIONS is a Texas based, female owned film & television production company with over twenty years combined experience in film production, television production, advertising & design. Whether it be full scale productions for television or film, music videos, documentaries, local & national commercial campaigns, or print & multimedia design, LIGHT STRIKE PRODUCTIONS is fully capable of providing a one-stop solution for the varying needs of any client.
JEREMY JAMES HAWA - DIRECTOR / OWNER
Jeremy James Hawa received his B.F.A. in Graphic Design with a minor in art history, graduating Cum Laude, from Lamar University in Beaumont Texas in 1997. Jeremy worked for several years as an art director, designer & illustrator in the Houston area, most notably for Michel Lee Advertising & Design, a nationally recognized advertising agency by ‘Print Magazine’ and ‘Communication Arts’.
He went on to receive his Masters degree in directing and screenwriting for Cinema/Television at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. While attending Regent, he directed the music video “The Body and the Blood” for the national Christian recording artist, Janet Paschal, as well as "Hospitality," a short film that was part of the university’s student film showcase. He also worked in the lighting and camera departments for Costal Video, the nation's premier producer of industrial films, and for New Dominion Pictures on their Discovery Channel programs "Justice Files" and "The New Detectives.”
Upon Graduating in 1999, he returned to Texas, settling in Fort Worth, where he served as gaffer on the Dallas based feature film, Pale Blue Moon. Soon after, he was hired by the Movie Studios at Las Colinas, in Dallas Texas, as the Sr. Stage Manager, where he worked with various notable projects including Eric Clapton’s “Reptile” national concert tour; the Dream Works comedy “Slap Her She’s French” starring Piper Perabo; “Walker Texas Ranger” and numerous other national commercial productions and children’s television shows including “Barney & Friends” and “Wishbone.”
In 2004 he was hired as the 1st assistant director and Associate Producer on the independent feature film “Noble Things,” starring Lee Ann Womack, Michael Parks, & Ryan Hurst. After completion of principle photography in 2008, he moved to Santa Monica, California where he continued post-production work on “Noble Things” at Universal studios. He continued his duties as a producer on “Noble Things” until 2009, while the film made the national festival circuit, being selected as an “Official Selection,” for, The Nashville Film Festival, The Austin Film Festival, & The WaterFront Film Festival.
Jeremy returned to Southeast Texas, founding Light Strike Productions in 2011, a film and television production company which specializes in television production, commercial production, as well as marketing and industrial film. To date, Light Strike Productions has garnered several prestigious awards, including the 2015 Cornerstone Pinnacle Award for internet Media Production, the 2016 Cornerstone Pinnacle Award for national television advertising, the 2016 top honors for television advertising from the American Advertising Federation (“ADDY” Awards,) and the 2018 CUNA diamond award (best in category / Television advertising) for top credit union commercial nationwide.
In the spring of 2017 Jeremy’s feature length screenplay. “Raw Land,” was officially optioned by Greentrees Films and Producer Jack Binder who is recognized as one of the top 500 producers in the world and currently has the project in development. Binder is best known as the Producer of ‘The Upside of Anger’ starring Kevin Costner, Reign Over me staring Adam Sandler & Don Cheadle, as well as "First Reformed starring Ethan Hawke. Binder assists fellow filmmakers via his production services company filmbudget.com
Jeremy maintains an active presence in the Texas film industry and was recently recruited as a instructor of film production and screenwriting by Lamar University in Beaumont Texas. Jeremy resides in Beaumont, Texas with his wife Shanna and three daughters Kaia, Rocki & Ripley.
SHANNA HAWA - PRODUCER / OWNER
Shanna Hawa began her professional career in Human Resources management in 2000 and remained in the profession for 12 years. She made the jump to the film industry in 2011, when she began working for Light Strike Productions as a producer. Her experience in Human Resources management was easily adapted to her new role as line producer and production manager on various television commercial projects for Light Strike’s clients.
Shanna also expresses her creativity through art. Showing a natural creative ability, Shanna received several awards in the past, including top national honor for the iMAGiNE! Yellowstone 1994 Student Art Exhibit for her watercolor painting, “Teddy’s Visions”, which still hangs in the permanent collection at the Yellowstone Art Museum. Most recently, Shanna has received Honorable Mentions for her works “Totem”, “Barnacles”, “Beards and Lust” and “Ovaries” that were entered in various, local gallery openings. Shanna served on the board for the Beaumont Art League in 2012-2013. Shanna has also put her creative ability to work on set in the areas of makeup and production design for other various production companies.
To date, Shanna continues her work as lead producer for Light Strike Productions and has been instrumental in helping garner several prestigious awards, including Cornerstone Pinnacle Awards (2015, 2016, 2018), 2016 American Advertising Award (“ADDY” Award), 2016 CUNA Diamond Award, 2018 TACVB Award, and more. Most recently, Shanna produced the award-winning music video “Calculate” for the rock band To Whom It May, who, in the summer of 2018, climbed to number ten on Billboards Music Heat Seeker Charts.
Shanna resides in Beaumont, Texas with her husband Jeremy and three daughters Kaia, Rocki, and Ripley.