Film Commissioner - Biography

Tracy Bennett’s Overview


  • Film Commissioner at Maui County Film Office


  • Photographer, Producer at ChipShot Films
  • Kicker at NFL, World League, Arena League

Tracy Bennett’s Summary

In October 2013, I was appointed by Mayor Alan Arakawa to be the new Maui County Film Commissioner. After a 17 year career as a photographer in the movie business, I am changing career paths, and striving to utilize the contacts and relationships I have made with actors, directors, producers and studio executives to promote Maui as not only a filming destination, but a major production hub west of California.

Tracy Bennett’s Experience

Film Commissioner
Maui County Film Office 

October 2013 to Present

Photographer, Producer
ChipShot Films 

March 1996 to October 2013 (17 years 8 months) 17 years experience as a Motion Picture Still Photographer. I also have a production company, focusing on feature films, called ChipShot Films.

NFL, World League, Arena League 
June 1990 to November 1995 (5 years 6 months) Denver, Tampa Bay, Dallas, Las Vegas, Orlando

Tracy Bennett’s Skills & Expertise

  1. Motion Picture Production, Finance, Tax Incentives
  2. Film Production
  3. Still Photography
  4. Feature Films
  5. Photography
  6. Film
  7. Video Production
  8. Lighting

Tracy Bennett’s Additional Information


Professional Memberships: Member, NFL Alumni Association Member, I.A.T.S.E. Local 600 (International Cinematographers Guild) Member, Hawaiian Film & Entertainment Board Member, Association of Film Commissioners International.

Groups and Associations

20th Century Fox

20th Century Fox 

AFCI and Former Film Commissioners Group

AFCI & Former Film Commissioners Group 

American Film Market American Film Market

Eerie Horror Film Festival and Expo Eerie Horror Film Festival & Expo

Entertainment Partners Financial Solutions Forum Entertainment Partners Financial Solutions Forum

Film Financing Group Film Financing Group

Film Tax Incentives Film Tax Incentives

Four Seasons Resorts Lanai Four Seasons Resorts Lanai

Friends of MauiFriends of Maui

Investors Meet Film ProducersInvestors Meet Film Producers

Louisiana Film and Video Professionals  Louisiana Film & Video Professionals

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