Since the 1890s, blockbuster entertainment has been screen only. With this closed mindset, from the first motion pictures to contemporary Streaming Video On Demand (SVOD), the industry has also continued to put up fences around distribution. Additionally, the huge expense of film-only production unintentionally (or intentionally) has limited fan experiences.
Today’s consumer uses multiple screens, assorted social media platforms and is connected to multiple communities. When they become a fan, they want more experiences and interactions – more opportunities to dive deep into the story, and to feel connected to the characters and other fans.
This is the first time a storyline becomes a storyworld offering fans new and unexpected surprises. This world is created via websites, social media channels, mobile, and soon, live events; setting a new benchmark for story, character and community interaction.
Then there is also fusing the entertainment with game-like challenges that reward fans, linking to an entire economic system, where fans can buy, earn, trade and sell.
Kimon Lycos, Founder
Created Forever Has Fallen because he couldn’t understand why entertainment hadn’t changed so much since the 1890’s. He wants to give fans a two-way experience and tell stories made for a digital world, so that fandom can bloom, to bring the people who matter most into the circle and not just spectate.
Meta Valentic, Head of Production
Her career started as the youngest member of the DGA Assistant Director’s Training Program. Her assistant director credits include “Nixon”, “Castle”, “Lost”, “Bones”, and the Emmy and Golden Globe winning musical comedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”. Meta is our guide to the business of entertainment.
Pier Stamatogiannis, Copywriter
Looks at the world in a very different light to most. Pier’s work can be seen throughout the storyworld, with creativity that merges clever ways to delight fans with the occasional deft touch or a full-blooded punch to the face.
Michael Ziersch, Web Developer
When you love the gamification aspects and the immersive experiences, thank Michael. He ties in the script elements with the storyworld, designs while wrangling the tech and ensuring that at the end of day, it’s all fun.
Emma Hackett, Graphic Designer
Working on the graphic and web design for FHF is a dream project for Emma. Who doesn’t love a little murder and mayhem in their working day?
Founder and President of Los Angeles based media investment company, Entertainment Media Ventures. Sandy is considered a media visionary with key executive roles in Creative Artists Agency, MGM, Universal Studios and is a board member of the American Cinematheque. He was also the Producer for Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Global executive as Australian Managing Director for the German Defence company Rheinmetall. Founder and CEO of Sydac, an advanced simulation company with a successful exit. Numerous board appointments with advisory roles to Government on significant policy making for industry growth.
Blockchain practice managing partner for UseTech, a +200 person IT/Development company. He has over 15 years of managerial experience in Global Technology Services. As a business owner and founder, he has created several successful small and medium size international businesses in the fields of EdTech, FinTech and software development. Was part of the management team that built Luxoft (NYSE:LXFT).