The Team

Malcolm Hackney

Production Manager

The Houston native and U of H graduate began doing art and live performance lighting at the University of Houston in the early 1980’s. He started Bright Star in his parent’s garage then moved into a series of increasingly larger facilities until 2005 when Bright Star moved into its present 50,000 square foot building.

Malcolm is active in his son’s scouting troop, loves reading science and history and keeps in shape by biking.

Malcolm Hackney
Production Manager

The Houston native and U of H graduate began doing art and live performance lighting at the University of Houston in the early 1980’s. He started Bright Star in his parent’s garage then moved into a series of increasingly larger facilities until 2005 when Bright Star moved into its present 50,000 square foot building.

Malcolm is active in his son’s scouting troop, loves reading science and history and keeps in shape by biking.

Frank Tritico

Director of Event Sales & Design

Events have always been a passion for Frank. Even while working for Enron Gas Liquids he fed his passion for being involved in events by occasionally working for several well-known catering companies in Houston and growing in knowledge and experience. As one door was closing another opened and Frank was recruited by a large event planning company, which led him to Bright Star Productions. That was 15 years ago and over 4,600 unique and successful installations!

Today, Frank brings his calming and reassuring “can-do” attitude coupled with organization to everything he does as Director of Event Sales and Design. Disposition, attention to detail and follow-through! Achieving the results you want is no accident. Seeing the possibilities of a project, relaying that vision and providing flawless excitation is what he offers. Being partners in our client’s success is why people look to Frank and choose Bright Star Productions.  

Frank shares his extra time helping and encouraging newer people in our industry to reach further and achieve more. He travels often and has been to several continents, connecting with people and lifelong friends along the way. He is accomplished in sporting clays, an avid hiker and camper.

Frank Tritico
Director of Event Sales & Design

Events have always been a passion for Frank. Even while working for Enron Gas Liquids he fed his passion for being involved in events by occasionally working for several well-known catering companies in Houston and growing in knowledge and experience. As one door was closing another opened and Frank was recruited by a large event planning company, which led him to Bright Star Productions. That was 15 years ago and over 4,600 unique and successful installations!

Today, Frank brings his calming and reassuring “can-do” attitude coupled with organization to everything he does as Director of Event Sales and Design. Disposition, attention to detail and follow-through! Achieving the results you want is no accident. Seeing the possibilities of a project, relaying that vision and providing flawless excitation is what he offers. Being partners in our client’s success is why people look to Frank and choose Bright Star Productions.  

Frank shares his extra time helping and encouraging newer people in our industry to reach further and achieve more. He travels often and has been to several continents, connecting with people and lifelong friends along the way. He is accomplished in sporting clays, an avid hiker and camper.

Gary Archer

Event Sales & Design

Gary, an Event Lighting and Production Designer at Bright Star Productions joined the team of professionals with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Technical Theater from Southern Methodist University. Gary interned with Houston Grand Opera during Winter Repertory Season 1987-1988 as Assistant to Lighting Director Christina Gianelli and honed the craft he had studied.

During the extended run of Cirque du Soliel’s Production of Varekai while in Houston, he was an integral part of the House Operations Staff. His career continued to expand designing lighting for unique theatrical and art installations as well as numerous nightclubs throughout Houston and Austin.

Today, Gary helps guide the busy Production Department at Bright Star Productions with his vast knowledge of lighting design and his friendly helpful demeanor. Looking at how evolving technology coupled with the fundamentals of true lighting design will always make the events Gary works on more than his clients dreamed possible!

Active in ISES, NACE and MPI most of Gary’s free time is involved with volunteer work helping new aspiring event professionals grow. Gary is a lifelong fan of everything Disney and has been to every Disney theme park, except Hong Kong and Shanghai, but that’s only a matter of time!

Gary Archer
Event Sales & Design

Gary, an Event Lighting and Production Designer at Bright Star Productions joined the team of professionals with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Technical Theater from Southern Methodist University. Gary interned with Houston Grand Opera during Winter Repertory Season 1987-1988 as Assistant to Lighting Director Christina Gianelli and honed the craft he had studied.

During the extended run of Cirque du Soliel’s Production of Varekai while in Houston, he was an integral part of the House Operations Staff. His career continued to expand designing lighting for unique theatrical and art installations as well as numerous nightclubs throughout Houston and Austin.

Today, Gary helps guide the busy Production Department at Bright Star Productions with his vast knowledge of lighting design and his friendly helpful demeanor. Looking at how evolving technology coupled with the fundamentals of true lighting design will always make the events Gary works on more than his clients dreamed possible!

Active in ISES, NACE and MPI most of Gary’s free time is involved with volunteer work helping new aspiring event professionals grow. Gary is a lifelong fan of everything Disney and has been to every Disney theme park, except Hong Kong and Shanghai, but that’s only a matter of time!

Kevin Friddell

Corporate & Gala Event Manager

Passion. For 19 years Kevin has created exceptional lighting and video designs. He uses his ability to visualize a space to create stunning results that always keep the clients vision/message as the focus.

Production Design and Management
Use of CAD and 3D Rendering software not only aids in the design process, but also prepares the crew for the installation of the production elements. Kevin uses all available tools to take the guess work out of productions.  This, combined with detailed timelines and thorough planning, leads to flawless execution.


Lighting Design and Video Integration
Video has moved beyond cameras and IMAG projection. Video mapping, projection, and LED screens are now a key part of lighting design. Kevin uses video to create amazing designs that integrate seamlessly into stage and set design. Exhaustive research and dedication to finding and producing the perfect content, combined with beautifully executed lighting designs and programming, translate to awesome results.

It’s all about impact! Kevin’s mission is to create high impact designs that present his clients message in beautiful and powerful ways.

Contact me directly at 832-518-5582.

Kevin Friddell
Corporate & Gala Event Manager

Passion. For 19 years Kevin has created exceptional lighting and video designs. He uses his ability to visualize a space to create stunning results that always keep the clients vision/message as the focus.

Production Design and Management
Use of CAD and 3D Rendering software not only aids in the design process, but also prepares the crew for the installation of the production elements. Kevin uses all available tools to take the guess work out of productions.  This, combined with detailed timelines and thorough planning, leads to flawless execution.


Lighting Design and Video Integration
Video has moved beyond cameras and IMAG projection. Video mapping, projection, and LED screens are now a key part of lighting design. Kevin uses video to create amazing designs that integrate seamlessly into stage and set design. Exhaustive research and dedication to finding and producing the perfect content, combined with beautifully executed lighting designs and programming, translate to awesome results.

It’s all about impact! Kevin’s mission is to create high impact designs that present his clients message in beautiful and powerful ways.

Contact me directly at 832-518-5582.

Justin Love

Rental Dept. Manager

Justin has been with Bright Star Productions for more than 15 years. He started as a lighting technician and soon became a lead site supervisor for many of the shows and events produced. During that time Justin was one of the first intelligent lighting programmers and event rigging technicians on staff. In his tenure here he has fostered and managed over 460 events and more than 30 staff technicians.

His first hand experience helps relate him to our customers and makes the process of system rentals very simple from the end users perspective.

Justin Love
Rental Dept. Manager

Justin has been with Bright Star Productions for more than 15 years. He started as a lighting technician and soon became a lead site supervisor for many of the shows and events produced. During that time Justin was one of the first intelligent lighting programmers and event rigging technicians on staff. In his tenure here he has fostered and managed over 460 events and more than 30 staff technicians.

His first hand experience helps relate him to our customers and makes the process of system rentals very simple from the end users perspective.

Larry Huff

Audio & Video Production & Sales

Larry Huff started his audio career in the early 1980s in Houston working for Brook Mays music store as an electronic service technician then moving to Gulf Coast Audio to start his sound engineering career.

After growing his skills in the field, his path took him to Walt Disney World and then progressed through several local sound companies that offered him the opportunity of gaining experience and knowledge in national arena touring.

In 2007, after a few years of owning his own audio installation company, Larry started with Bright Star Productions as the head of the Audio Department. Today, he has moved up in the company to hold dual roles as Event Production and Sales for Bright Star Productions along with working with sister company, Techland Houston, in sound design and installations.

Larry Huff
Audio & Video Production & Sales

Larry Huff started his audio career in the early 1980s in Houston working for Brook Mays music store as an electronic service technician then moving to Gulf Coast Audio to start his sound engineering career.

After growing his skills in the field, his path took him to Walt Disney World and then progressed through several local sound companies that offered him the opportunity of gaining experience and knowledge in national arena touring.

In 2007, after a few years of owning his own audio installation company, Larry started with Bright Star Productions as the head of the Audio Department. Today, he has moved up in the company to hold dual roles as Event Production and Sales for Bright Star Productions along with working with sister company, Techland Houston, in sound design and installations.

Carey Hollis

Video Department Manager

Born into a theatre family, Carey entered the entertainment industry as a child actor working in theatre and film. In his late teens, the pull from behind the scenes was far too great and Carey moved to the technical side of film and theatre production.

Carey received a full scholarship to attend the Art Institute of Houston, receiving his Associates Degree in Music and Video Production. After graduation, he moved to L.A. where he worked back and forth between film, theatre and live event production. Getting home sick for fried Gulf shrimp and Shiner Bock, Carey returned to Houston to work in various avenues of production while also returning to college to get his Bachelor’s Degree in Radio/Film/Television Production from Texas Southern University.

Today, Carey helms the Video Department at Bright Star Productions, consistently working to exceed client expectations by utilizing his diverse experience in production with the firm belief that, “something is only impossible until it is first accomplished”.

In his spare time, Carey enjoys surfing and rock climbing – that is when he can break away from working on his family’s horse ranch.

Carey Hollis
Video Department Manager

Born into a theatre family, Carey entered the entertainment industry as a child actor working in theatre and film. In his late teens, the pull from behind the scenes was far too great and Carey moved to the technical side of film and theatre production.

Carey received a full scholarship to attend the Art Institute of Houston, receiving his Associates Degree in Music and Video Production. After graduation, he moved to L.A. where he worked back and forth between film, theatre and live event production. Getting home sick for fried Gulf shrimp and Shiner Bock, Carey returned to Houston to work in various avenues of production while also returning to college to get his Bachelor’s Degree in Radio/Film/Television Production from Texas Southern University.

Today, Carey helms the Video Department at Bright Star Productions, consistently working to exceed client expectations by utilizing his diverse experience in production with the firm belief that, “something is only impossible until it is first accomplished”.

In his spare time, Carey enjoys surfing and rock climbing – that is when he can break away from working on his family’s horse ranch.

Robert Jenkins

Manager of the Audio Department

Bio coming soon.

Robert Jenkins
Manager of the Audio Department

Bio coming soon.

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