- Block My Eye Films was founded in 2010 by filmmakers Paul Hawxhurst, Ryan Adams and Ian Lucero who collectively have made hundreds of films and videos spanning all genres. Block My Eye thrives on upholding the ideals of collaboration and synchronicity between projects, between clients, and between friends.
Block My Eye offers full production and post-production services for feature films, live events, music videos and corporate promotion.
- Producer and Director of Photography Ryan K Adams has been making films for 15 years. He studied classic experimental cinema at The Evergreen State College. Collaborations with experimental filmmaker Jon Behrens have shown worldwide and are distributed by Canyon Cinema.
As a Director of Photography, he shot feature length films (William Never Married, Lost To Love and the Oregonian) as well as many short films, music videos, and documentaries. Most notably the short films "Little Farm" and "The Rambler" showed at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007 and 2008. "The Rambler" is currently distributed by Cinetic and available for viewing at Hulu.com.
He has photographed many music videos including "Mary" for the Dutchess and the Duke (Hardly Art Records), which aired on MTV, "She Was Your Girlfriend" for Unnatural Helpers (Hardly Art Records) and "Baker Lake" for Sera Cahoone (SubPop Records). Drawing on his experimental film making background, Ryan contributes a distinctive vision.
- Filmmaker Ian Lucero has been making films and documenting artists, dancers, and musicians for thirteen years. He has created promotional short films for Bellevue Arts Museum, Portland Open Studios, and artists Susie J. Lee, Etsuko Ichikawa, Mandy Greer and Helen Hiebert, and he continues to produce videos for Seattle Theatre Group, the non-profit organization that operates the Moore and Paramount theaters.
For over a decade he has been a member of the Seattle-based performance company, Degenerate Art Ensemble, documenting their live performances, rehearsals, and tours. A retrospective that will feature the films he has produced for the group will open in March 2011 at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA.
In 2008 he co-directed, filmed, sound-designed and edited the experimental short film The Silvering Path, which starred dancer Haruko Nishimura and showcases the costumes of fiber artist Mandy Greer. More recently he did editing and sound design on the Seattle-made feature film William Never Married (2010) which premiered and won best cinematography at the Downtown Film Fest Los Angeles.
- Paul Hawxhurst fell in love with films at a very young age, a love that propelled him to seek a career in the film industry. For over a decade he has worked as Camera Technician, Writer, Director, Assistant Camera, and Cinematographer and is currently the Camera Department Manager at Hand Held Films Inc. in New York. He is the creator of "Egg vs. World," a web series shot on the Phantom HD Gold and considers High Speed photography to be a true love. Paul studied Film and Theatre Arts at The Evergreen State College, graduating with a BA in 2002.
In his spare time Paul is a professional-level aerialist with a concentration Corde Lisse, Static Trapeze, and Chinese Pole. He also has an insatiable love for milkshakes and dreams of opening a milkshake parlor in New York or Japan in the near future.