Clever Fox is an immersive entertainment company founded in 2015 by directors Dekker Dreyer and Julia Howe as a vehicle to create groundbreaking original content. Clever Fox believes that immersive media is an entirely new medium and requires strong creative leadership from VR’s native storytellers. In addition to original entertainment properties we work with immersive artists to produce content for major media partners and brands. Through strategic partnership with Buffalo 8 and our advisory Creative Council we continue to define the future of story-driven VR.
The Clever Fox Creative Council is an advisory board created to promote the art and business of immersive storytelling. We’ve brought together thought leaders from film, television, online platforms, visual FX, and gaming to help develop concepts that will drive the future of entertainment.
Matthew Collado is Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer of Littlstar, a premium Virtual Reality and 360 video distribution platform. As Chief Content Officer, Collado works directly with major brands, networks, studios and record labels such Nat Geo, Discovery, Showtime, Warner Music, Disney and ABC Television Group to develop, create and distribute immersive virtual reality and 360 experiences. Prior to starting Littlstar, Collado founded NYC video production company Human Being Media. At Human Being, he produced branded experiences for GovBall, Bonnaroo, Redbull and Everlast, among others.
Executive Producer at Firefly Games, Kevin globalizes successful Asian-developed mobile games for a worldwide audience while leading co-development on an unannounced AAA licensed title. He brings more than 18 years of experience in the fields of video games, film, animation, advertising and illustration. He was Head of Production at Nuclear Division and Majesco Mobile and previously at SGN, Activision, Digitas and MTV. Kevin also is currently owner and lead designer at The Flower Monger, a DIY floral design studio as well as writer/producer at an independent short film production company, Cha-Ching Pictures, which he co-founded in 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film/animation/video from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Chadwick Turner is the founder of Circle VR – an immersive media consultancy. Clients include Mattel, Epicenter VR, Riot Games and more. In addition, he is the creator of the Virtual Report (www.virtual.report) – a leading news aggregator for the immersive media community.
Prior to Circle VR, he was Head of Content Partnerships at Vrideo and a Business Development Manager at Amazon. In addition, he has held strategic business development and marketing roles at VR Studios, 21st Century Fox, IM Global Films and Creative Artists Agency. He’s a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and the School of Cinematic Arts.
Sanjit is a three-time Emmy-nominated producer with over 15 years’ experience developing digital content for high-profile television networks. At the Disney ABC Television Group, Sanjit headed content development, production, and strategy for hit shows such as Scandal, Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, and The Oscars.
Sanjit has led many notable transmedia projects, including the very first iPad application synced to broadcast (Emmy-nominated for Grey’s Anatomy), the first Oscars Red Carpet Facebook Live Chat, and ABC.com’s longest-running sponsored digital video series, Ask ABC
Sanjit began his career in film and television at Dreamworks, Imagine, and CAA. He holds an MFA in Film and Television Producing from the Peter Stark Program at the University Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, a JD With Honors from Tulane University Law School, and a BA in Economics from The University of Virginia. Sanjit is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Producers Guild of America, and the State Bar of Georgia.
Visual effects supervisor with over 18 years of experience in film, television, advertising and video games. Eric’s credits include Torchwood: Miracle Day, Criminal Minds, Dollhouse, Max Steel, Judy Moody, Schism and countless other film and TV projects. Eric was part of the team that breathed life into groundbreaking FX characters for series such as the Netflix original Hemlock Grove and TNT’s Falling Skies.
Clever Fox is proud to have worked with these and other clients to bring exciting immersive shows to life.
Selected Clever Fox projects.
Part of Facebook’s official 360 video launch this branded adventure created by Clever Fox, Littlstar, Panograma, and Nomadic takes you on a nostalgia-filled romp through the Walt Disney World Resort. Highlighted in Ad Age, the story-driven piece is one of the most viewed and shared 360 shorts on Facebook (over 8 million views) owing in large part to the dynamic narrative techniques developed for the project.
This “first look” at the construction of Disney’s newest themed attraction was created in collaboration with WDI, Lucas Film, and Industrial Light and Magic. It brings fan favorites like R2D2 and BB8 front and center in this unique promotional piece. As shareable media the project was featured in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and the LA Times. It was viewed over 500,000 times in the first 24 hours.
Documentary & Specials
Takepart, the digital brand of Participant Media (Spotlight, Lincoln, Inconvenient Truth) worked with Clever Fox to take viewers on an incredible 200 foot high climb in the California redwoods. The second Clever Fox project created with Participant, Climbing the Redwoods is a thrill-seeking adventure. This unique documentary experience was featured on Vice’s Creators Project
Roast Battle is one of the hottest live shows in LA and it’s heading to Comedy Central (Rolling Stone). Clever Fox was tapped to create a VR pilot episode of the raw & raunchy comedy event. We created a unique visual language for long-form storytelling that captured the energy of being in the room while adding in production elements that went beyond having the best seat in the house. The pilot is hosted by Brian Moses and features judges Al Madrigal (Daily Show, About a Boy), Matt Braunger (Big Dumb Animal, Up All Night), and Steve Byrne (Sullivan and Son).
Music & Narrative
Produced for synthwave duo Trial by Laser, this 3D animated retro VR fantasy explodes with an anime alien invasion and takes you on the ride of your life. Warp Chase screened at the inaugural Kaleidoscope VR festival.
Coyote is a groundbreaking VR ghost story in immersive 3D starring Stephanie Sheh (Sailor Moon). Covered by Dread Central and showcased on the official Youtube 360 video channel, genre fans have driven viewership to over a quarter million plays on youtube alone.
Last Man Standing puts you at ground zero of the zombie apocalypse as one man struggles to get back to his family; starring Phil Morris (Smallville, Seinfeld, Black Dynamite) with Special makeup FX work by Todd Masters (Slither, Underworld) of Masters FX, John Wrightson (Sleepy Hollow), and Roland Blancaflor (Batman v Superman).
In Climbing the Redwoods Participant takes you on a breathtaking VR journey twenty stories above California's redwoods. The mini-doc for Participant (Inconvenient Truth, Citizen Four, Spotlight) is co-directed by Clever Fox's Dekker Dreyer and Takepart's Connor Ficcadenti. See it on
Cleverfox teamed up with Littlstar, Disney, Lucas Film, and ILM to bring a first look at the groundbreaking of Disneyland's Star Wars themed land to life. It's not your typical construction site, but the empire is VERY good at building large scale projects. If you look closely you'll see so much of the Star Wars universe coming to life at the park fans of all ages will find something familiar! Read more at: Nerdist, LA Times, Fortune,
Dekker is going to be representing Clever Fox at Digital Hollywood's Spring session on May 4th he'll be talking about the future of content on the VR web with Metta VR and Tony Parisi. Register
Dekker and Joe from Clever Fox were invited to talk to the Producers Guild at the USC MxR lab. As participants experienced VR, some for the first time, Clever Fox talked shop and gave other producers pointers on how to start thinking for immersive storytelling. Great experience and huge thank you to both USC's School of Cinema Arts, the MxR lab staff, and the Masterclass organizers and volunteers from the Producers
Cleverfox's Dekker Dreyer will be speaking at the 2016 Cablefax MultiScreen Summit in New York City this Tuesday March, 8th. Join him for a panel on virtual reality and how it will effect the cable content landscape. Moderating the panel is Cablefax's publisher Mike Grebb. Virtual Reality Show: How VR-Enabled Content Will Change the Content Game Takes place at 1:25pm (eastern) at the Yale Club. Dekker will be joining: Craig Barry EVP, Production & Chief
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