Director of Photography
Evan Adler got his start in filmmaking and commercial video production after graduating from the San Francisco Film School in 2014. Since then, he has founded Focus Films LLC and has established himself in the Bay Area video production community. He has filmed commercials and brand content for tech, startups, mid-size and large organizations. Evan’s tireless work ethic and passion for story-telling and cinematography, gives him the confidence that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Evan is proud of all the work Focus Films has had the honor to be a part of in the past 9 years.
Writer / Director
Daniel Stern has been working with Focus Films LLC since 2015 and has developed into one of the Bay Area's most innovative writers and producers.
His ingenious storytelling and comedic approach, bring a fresh feel to our work. Daniel's passion for writing and producing comes from a background in stand-up-comedy, a world he thoroughly enjoyed growing up in. His collaborative partnership with Focus Films continues to produce lasting memorable work they are proud to be taking part in.
Sophia Adler has helped Evan form Focus Films into what it has become today. She has guided the path of what projects Focus Films is able to take on, and a huge support pre-producing, scripting, and book keeping facilitation here at the office. We are so lucky to have Sophia's eyes on all our operations, she sees everything from start to finish to ensure we are always providing our absolute best to our clients.
Awards & Nominations
Festival De Cannes France 2016
Santa Cruz Film Festival 2016
The World's Independent Film Festival 2016
Prunus Persica was chosen for the Cannes Short Film corner in 2016. Evan had the honor of attending the festival in South France to represent the film for it's world premiere.
While Evan was attending Cannes, Prunus Persica was being premiered simultaneously stateside at a local film festival in the town where he was raised.
Prunus Persica later screened at TWIFF and won best narrative short for an up-and-coming filmmaker.