Conrad was raised on the beautiful island of Hawai'i and began creating worlds and stories at a young age through music. He then found a love through visual storytelling as he began illustrating comic book characters which led to the creation of his own spec comic books. It wasn't until his sophomore year in high school, through a film assignment given to him by his English teacher, did Conrad realize his passion and talent for filmmaking.
Upon graduating high school, Conrad moved to Seattle, WA where he attended the University of Washington. Recognizing the impact visual media had on people and wanting to do more for an underrepresented Polynesian community, Conrad created his own major and graduated in 2006 with a degree in Ethnic Identities in Film. His first job out of college landed him at Microsoft in Redmond, WA but determined to pursue a more creative career, and to tell the stories of the people of the South Pacific, Conrad left Microsoft and moved down to Los Angeles in the summer of 2008.
Upon moving to Los Angeles, Conrad gained invaluable directing experience both shadowing the directors and working as a Production Assistant on NBC's Emmy winning show, The Office. He then went on to work in both Production and Post Production on numerous projects for NBCUniversal, E! Entertainment, Sony, FOX, MTV, SpikeTV, and Gametrailers. More recently as a Video Editor for Warner Bros. subsidiary, Telepictures, on the true crime show, 'Crime Watch Daily hosted by Chris Hansen', which recently won an Emmy Award for Best Multi-Cam Editing.
Conrad is currently in post production on a Smithsonian Institute documentary he directed about the banning of the Hawaiian language.
In an industry where Polynesians are greatly underrepresented, Conrad looks to be one of the few Polynesian directors in Hollywood and strives to bring the stories of the South Pacific to a mainstream audience. Conrad continues to work with various musicians shooting music videos and his short film, The Device, made its rounds in the film festival circuit, including becoming a Semi-Finalist in NBCUniversal's Short Circuit Film Festival and earned him a nomination for Best New Filmmaker. He also shoots a variety of comedy sketches for his YouTube channel, Tuntadun Films and is in pre-production for his first feature film set to shoot in Hawai'i.
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