References and Testimonials

Getting married and dealing with vendors is a very stressful ordeal for every couple, but working with “A Cut Above the Rest Productions” was like a breath of fresh air and proved to be a wonderful experience. Although we booked them only a month before our wedding, Lewis Hatkoff was flexible, easy going, a great listener, and responded to our emails and questions within hours. The day of the wedding Lewis was very professional, client-oriented, and creative! Lewis was able to meet and even surpass our requests and our final product was beautiful and momentous. The transitions, colors, crystal clear images, camera angles, and music embeded in the DVD made all our family and friends cry. He captured all the beautiful details, decor, and special rituals. Lewis immortalized all the love our friends and family expressed that special day. Every time we play the DVD, we relive our day over and over again. Thank you “A Cut Above the Rest Productions” for capturing the humanity, love, and tenderness of our special day.

-Omar and Cristina Malaszczuk

A very special thank you goes out to Lewis of A Cut Above the Rest – A video production team in L.A., for taking the place of and filling in last minute for Momz In The Mix who unfortunately cancelled one week before the event. Please make sure to check out his work. His company name represents his professionalism and expertise. A million thanks Lewis!

-Laura Filipowicz


“You put your heart and mind and creativity into [your work]” – Angie Gega

Wow! Your quick responses and immediate sample of the group photo definitely make you “a cut above the rest”. :)  Thanks again for your time and attention. It is truly appreciated.

-Maiene Gorbea

 “I did watch the dvd. Over all, I LOVE it. You understood what I needed and you execute it great. Thank you!”

-Ahmet Lulcei, Creative Director – Collage Dance Ensemble

 “I’m actually writing to alert you to a cameraman I’ve recently worked with on two projects who is really talented. He’s got a great ability to kind of disappear so people feel really relaxed in front of the camera, yet, he’ll step out and direct in very perceptive ways if he sees something that would be good on film. He’s great on angles, zooming, effects and lighting, so people look their best. He’s a very quick editor, does DVD Creation and Duplication, VCR, sound, and has great visual and content taste. I would Highly recommend him.” 
 -Anne Brudevold
Lewis did an amazing job creating a series of incredible children’s videos. He has both the technical and the creative ability that I needed to complete my project. He was professional, creative, and a pleasure to work with. I am extremely satisfied with the results and I highly recommend Lewis. He will do a great job for you.  
-Eli Portnoy
    You were an absolute pleasure on set.  The fact that we could trust you, alone, was priceless…additionally all your hard work, good energy, positive attitude and desire to learn was remarkable.  Yes, please come and work with us again.
-Lisa Maria Pekar
I recently had the absolute pleasure to have Lewis Hatkoff work as a PA on a film I co-produced. I found Lewis to always be willing to jump right in and do whatever it took to get the job done. He is calm and focused on set, professional and up to handling any task given him. He is incredibly resourceful and adaptable to any given situation. Lewis is the type of self-starter who clicks with the crew instantly and takes direction flawlessly. I’ve already recommended him to another production company for an upcoming feature film that I’m working on and strongly believe that any film is fortunate to have him aboard. He was an absolute pleasure and a definite gem who was wonderful to work with.   
-Lavinia Dowdell




Omar and Cristina Malaszczuk    : 1.323.309.3598 

Wedding Clients


Robin Walker : 1.818.585.1963

Client: Instructional Video : Child Therapy


Aliethea D’Angelo 1.310.497.1543

Writer/Producer : Grey Matter, ink.


Larry Frank 1.818.535.2672

Editor / Family Friend


Cynthia Becks 1.818.749.0702

Talent Agent


Patricia Tripp 1.818.625.3525

Personal Reference


Lynn Doner 1.818.620.6379

Personal Reference