MEET OUR TEAM
Adam Kilbourn is the Owner and President of Black Raven Films. Originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, Adam has lived in Las Vegas for the past two decades. Starting Black Raven Films in 2009, Adam’s passion for creating beautiful images is what drives him to continue growing as a filmmaker. He is married with a son, a dog and two cats
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Rachael Tajima moved to Las Vegas to begin her career in filmmaking. With a bachelor’s degree in Film from UNLV along with a background in video production, Rachael brings her expertise and unique style to the Black Raven Films team.
Ian Volner is an award-winning screenwriter, director and editor. As a permanent student of life and the filmmaking process, he looks at every new challenge as an opportunity to grow and excel.
With a degree in Communications and an MBA, Shana headed up the Marketing department at Orgill/Singer and Associates for 5 years before joining the Black Raven Films Team. Excelling at storytelling and corporate messaging, Shana helps our clients stand out from their competitors. When she’s not working on client projects, Shana produces and stars in the hit shows “Thrifters Anonymous” and “Shana Emily” on YouTube.
Growing up in a family of producers and directors, Baturay “Batu” Tavkul spent his early years in the business winning multiple awards for directing and cinematography in his native country of Turkey. Seeking new challenges, he moved to Las Vegas a few years ago and quickly established himself as a key member of the Black Raven Films family. Batu has a passion for film, he thinks outside the box and pushes our team to see things from a wholly different perspective. The end results speak for themselves, he has an eye for composition and creates beautiful images.
London Mace is a Las Vegas local that has plenty of experience in the arts. Over his career, he has worked as a talented Musician, Photographer, Writer, Graphic Designer and wicked awesome Director. Whether it's creating a song, taking a picture, or directing a new film, London adds a variety of skills to the Black Raven Films.
Rebecca Chavez is a talented filmmaker and video editor. Having studied production and film at UNLV, she's a Las Vegas local with a passion for film. An avid photographer, concert goer and part time superhero, Rebecca is a key member of the Black Raven Films team.
Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, Adam Zielinski has been making movies since the age of 16. A graduate from UNLV's film department with a Bachelor’s degree in Filmmaking, Zielinski has directed, shot, edited and crewed an enormous amount of work here in Las Vegas and around the country. With an eye towards efficiency and getting the job done right the first time, Zielinski is a valued member here at Black Raven Films.
Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Tre has quickly made a name for himself in Las Vegas' world of video production. As a talented editor, shooter and licensed drone pilot, Tre brings his creativity and talent to the Black Raven Films team.
A martial arts expert and instructor at the Lohan School of Shaolin, Aaron has been coordinating fight and stunt sequences with us from the beginning. Following in the footsteps of his heroes Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee and Donnie Yen, Aaron brings his love of Kung Fu and the human form to all of our film making. "The skills of the fighters should be shown and celebrated, not hidden behind quick editing cuts," says Aaron. Each sequence is meticulously rehearsed and planned out, giving a polish and grace to the finished product.