West Wing

Cruel Logic


The Science of Star Wars: Robots

The Making of: Jacob the Liar

Red Flag: Thunder at Nellis

GO PUBLIC: A Day in the Life of an American School District

Brace for Impact:
The Chelsey B. Sullenberger Story

Fallen Eagle:
Army Training Film

The Making of: Memoirs of a Geisha

Reno 911

Pie and Burger

Nevada Dam Safety Video

The Making of: Dungsten Checks In

Partner With Us

Faces of Earth

Greener Pastures

Math Academy: SOLVE 2017

Pasadena Schools Initiative

Reaching Out

Brave Little Boy

Al and Ed’s

Protecting Your Ass from Harm


The Accidental Host: Rat Lung Worm Disease

Cholesterol: The Killer Within


Loyola High School 1865-2015: A History of Transformation


Zoo Life with Jack Hanna

Blue Field Productions is a full service production company established in 1986 and co-owned by James and Dawn O’Keeffe. Blue Field has served the production needs of over 200 clients. A complete list of projects and clients is available upon request.

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James O’Keeffe has been an award winning cinematographer for forty years. His work includes, features, movies of the week, commercials, documentaries, and TV pilots, as well as hundreds of hours of television programming. His feature film projects include Mike Figgis’ “Time Code” and “Execution” by Ghost Rider Pictures.

His award-winning documentaries include “No Greater Love” which won a national Emmy and the highly successful TLC documentary “Brace for Impact”. The International Cinematographers Guild honored James with Emerging Cinematographer Awards for two films, “Cruel Logic” and “MAX”. He also directed “MAX” which won best short film in five festivals and was a finalist in four others.

James directed and co-produced “GO PUBLIC: A Day in the Life of an American School District”, which was selected for the American Film Showcase, won Best Documentary at the Catalina Film Festival and the President’s Innovation Award at the Burbank International Film Festival. GO PUBLIC was also chosen by Edutopia as one of the five best education documentaries from 2013-2014 and is still airing on PBS and public television stations across the country.

James has been an adjunct professor of cinematography at the USC School of Cinematic Arts for over 20 years and was a nominee for USC’s 2012 Steven B. Sample Teaching and Mentoring Award. Jim is married to Dawn Carson O’Keeffe, a television and film producer and current Vice President of Finance at Breakwater Studios, and together they own Blue Field Productions. They are blessed with four great kids and reside in Pasadena, CA.


Dawn O’Keeffe started her career as a news producer at KEYT, the ABC station in Santa Barbara. She then spent several years producing a weekly series and specials for Lifetime Medical Television, filming throughout the U.S. As a freelance producer/writer her jobs included stints in the NBC investigative unit producing stories for KNBC, “The Today Show”, and “Fight Back” with David Horowitz.

Dawn currently serves as the Vice President of Finance for the Academy Award Winner Breakwater Studios. She also co-owns Blue Field Productions with her husband James, a director/cinematographer and adjunct professor of cinematography at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Dawn co-produced the award winning documentary, GO PUBLIC: A Day in the Life of an American School District, which features the Pasadena Unified School District. GO PUBLIC has had broad distribution including continuing to air nationally on Public Television and is being used as a teaching resource in colleges, universities and libraries across the nation.

Dawn is most proud of her role as mom to four great kids, all adults now pursuing their careers. All four attended Pasadena public schools which was the catalyst behind her outspoken advocacy for public education. She continues her advocacy through her role on the Executive Board of the Pasadena Educational Foundation.

Dawn received her B.A. in English Literature and Business/Economics from Westmont College with additional training in television news production from Stanford University.