Akita Films Entertainment is a Los Angeles based motion picture distribution company created by filmmakers to advance the distribution of independent film.
Akita Films is dedicated to delivering high-quality action, action, comedy, horror and thriller films with a unique edge to genre fans around the world.
Akita Films is devoted to working hand in hand with filmmakers to optimize their film’s reach and profitability. Akita Films holds integrity as its highest core value and offers filmmakers friendly distribution deals illustrated by clear and honest accounting with no surprises or hidden costs.
At Akita Films, the mission is simple: focus on providing the highest level of independent film distribution in the industry. Akita Films provides content across all media platforms, including Theatrical, On Demand, DVD and Television.
Producer - Director
Minh Collins began his filmmaking career in 1997 on the independent feature film “Sparkler.” This positive experience prompted him to switch careers from the medical field to the entertainment industry. Never regretting the transition, he has created a list of notable projects on his resume.
In 2011 Minh directed the feature film “Hit List,” a dark-romantic comedy starring Joey Lawrence, Shirly Brener, Andrea Evans, Chris Owen, Curtis Armstrong, and Laura Wiggins which is currently being distributed internationally. Minh also directed two television pilots: “Bottom Feeders,” and “Venice Beach Sushi” in 2009. “Bottom Feeders” went on to win the Aloha Accolade Award for Excellence in Filmmaking during the 2009 Honolulu International Film Festival.
Minh directed the romantic comedy short “Gratuity” which made huge splash in several festivals in Los Angeles. He worked as a Recreation Producer on “Dark Art of Interrogation” and “Heroes under Fire” for the History Channel. In 2007, Minh served as line producer on “Man of a Thousand Faces,” a biography feature documentary film about the international mega star James Hong.
Minh is currently attached to direct two full-length feature film “Wrath” & “Undercut”. Mr. Collins is also in development of other notable films such as “Rene Felton’s Life Story” and “Mind’s Eye”. In 2014, Minh produced several high-end commercials for products such as Budweiser, Chevy, Doritos and Li Ning.
Producer - Director
Antonio Piedra is a Venezuelan-born, popular award-winning producer known for his highly regarded productions. Inspired by his passion for television and film, he has been producing for almost 20 years.
Antonio has received numerous accolades for his work including an EMMY nomination, three Telly Awards, a National Recognition Award for Best Public Service Announcement and various nominations for Best Music Video from BET. A popular award-winning music video and commercial producer, Antonio has produced for some of the biggest names in music including Pitbull, Shaggy, Missy Elliott, Lumidee, Ricardo Montaner, Shaquile O’neil, Kymani Marley. His eye for producing quality content with sleek imagery, bright colors and innovative graphics has made him one of today’s most sought-after producers having contributed on projects for Blockbuster, Toyota, Make A Wish Foundation, Bank Atlantic, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and KRS that can be seen on FOX, Comedy Channel, NBC and MTV.
Since 2002, Antonio has produced several movies including the critically acclaimed cult classic "Shottas" starring Wyclef Jean and Kymani Marley and "Lost Everything" in 2010. In 2016, Antonio joined Universal Media Group and Akita Films to develop, produce and distribute feature content worldwide.