Halcyon Days provides freelance writing, television and corporate video production services.

The Team
In my travels I have met and worked with a motley crew of creative beasts including award-winning director Makoto Hirano, uber-stylist Rob Abuda, videographers Erich Briehl and Sebastian Stein, and producer Rethi Santra. Together, we produce content for television, webinars, corporate videos and relocation packages among other things. The relocation packages can be virtual and can include links to the Michelin guide, google maps, real estate professionals, local clubs and schools.


The videos are done in a style that entices the prospective recruit to the desired location as if they are touring the town with a friend or co-worker. We have all lived and worked in Asia for many years and understand the difficulties of imagining life abroad. Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Mumbai and Mexico are all destinations that we cover and where we have many contacts.


Makoto Hirano
Beast Media and Moby Pictures

Beast Media is a new media company based in Tokyo specializing in the creation of print, TV, and web advertising for the digital age. Director Makoto Hirano’s awards include the Cannes Lions, British D&AD for Direction, New York ADC Annual, Australian AWARD, London International Advertising Award, and Japan’s
ACC Annual.


Rethi Santra
Senior Producer

Rethi has worked as a business news producer for the past ten 12 years. She started her journalism career with CNBC in Singapore, before moving to Tokyo and Hong Kong with Bloomberg TV, and then returned back to CNBC to head up the Hong Kong operations.

Rethi has embraced the travel bug and believes the world is just too small to not see it all.

Robert Abuda
Creative Director

Rob’s multitalented background includes headhunting in Tokyo, opening a hair salon in Mexico and buying and restoring a colonial home in Merida. His home was featured on Househunter’s International.


Erich Briehl
Videographer and Editor

Erich has worked for CNN International, Bloomberg Business TV Asia, and Reuters TV Asia as an editor and cameraman. His website intheyucatan.com documents life in his newly-adopted home of Merida Mexico.


Sebastian Stein
Cameraman and documentary maker

Sebastian is also a former Bloomberg cameraman and provides his unique skills in editing and videography.