Tell your best story

We produce, film and edit documentaries, docu-series, and digital content for best selling authors, fast growing companies, artists, and rare individuals.

how we do it


Have a documentary idea? 
Need your film finished?
Launching a 20 part program?
Monthly video content for your early stage startup?

Whatever stage you find yourself at, we're here to serve you with our pre-production and development process.


On camera for the first time?
Need a 4 camera studio shoot at broadcast specs?
Or a female DP, with a 360 camera, in the Amazon, next week?
Whatever the story requires, we can produce it with ease and expertise.
We run a stress-free (to stress-barely there) film set and our directors and crew love what they do.


We've edited full length documentaries in months, and produced 30 webisodes in time for a book campaign.
We understand marketing launches and media deadlines for both web and broadcast.
Whatever your deadline or scope is, we'll make sure you get there on or ahead of schedule - with the guidance of a dedicated production manager.

latest work

Creators we love creating with

"If you want stellar production, flawless service and great people who are a blast to work with... look no further."

Steven Kotler, author

"We've made MAGIC together across multiple projects and companies. RARE Media comes with our highest possible recommendation."

Jon and Missy Butcher,  lifebook

"They execute on time and add massive value along the whole chain. So far, the stories we've told have generated millions of dollars in business and we're only getting started."

Jonathan budd, Powur

"From the very beginning, everything was EASY. They totally understood what I needed without me having to say much."

Christine hassler, speaker

our story

Co-Founders Akira Chan and Renee Airya Chan
(and Osiris)
Akira Chan is a documentary filmmaker with a passion for stories that transform and inspire. Past projects include “The Bloom,” a docu-series on festival culture, and production on documentaries “Neurons to Nirvana” and “The Miracle Morning.”

Renee Airya is a producer, massive brain surgery survivor and international award winning speaker. She has been featured in the film "Embrace" (available on Netflix) and delivered her signature talk "Flip Your Flaws" on major stages.

In 2014, Akira and Renee formed Rare Media to create captivating films, documentaries and series with the many best selling authors, business leaders, social entrepreneurs and artists they were surrounded by. Rare Media has since produced thousands of projects across a number of industries – all with a focus on improving lives and connecting audiences.
Our creative team spans 8 cities and 4 countries, with home base in Playa Vista, California.

some of THE rare team

Reka forgach

Production manager

Elise london

Director, DP

Nico mengin

Lead editor

forest rain

Motion graphics

Josh mcmurtrie


Mr. O

pocket CE-O


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